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8 Authentic Non-Alcoholic Mexican Drinks You MUST Try!

April 6, 2017
Agua Frescas - Non-Alcoholic Mexican Drinks

Mexico City has so many flavorful non-alcoholic Mexican drinks that are just begging to be tasted! As youโ€™re walking around the city, you wonโ€™t get far without seeing a street vendor with the most colorful looking refreshments. Iโ€™ve put together some of the most common drinks youโ€™ll find. Give โ€˜em a try!


8 Authentic Non-Alcoholic Mexican Drinks You MUST Try


1. Agua Frescas


Agua Frescas - Non-Alcoholic Mexican Drinks



Letโ€™s start with the most common drink youโ€™ll find, the agua fresca. Which literally translates to โ€œcool watersโ€. These beverages combine water with fruits, seeds, and even flowers for a mouthwatering refreshment.


Some of the most common agua frescas are:ย 

  • Horchata โ€“ Made from seeds, usually almonds, sesame seeds, and rice.
  • Jamaica โ€“ This is a cold hibiscus tea made from the hibiscus flower.
  • Fruit โ€“ Youโ€™ll see many different fruit options including pineapple, guava, and melon.
  • Lime and chia seeds โ€“ This one is similar to lemonade.
  • Tamarindo โ€“ My favorite! This drink (and many Mexican candies) are made from the fruit pulp of the tamarind tree.


2. Arroz con Leche


Arroz con leche - Non-Alcoholic Mexican Drinks



Arroz con leche (rice with milk) can be made many different ways. But typically, it’s a sweet rice milk thatโ€™s drunk in the mornings. Sometimes you can also find it as a dessert. In this case, the consistency is similar to rice pudding, which is then sweetened with cinnamon and raisins.


3. Cafรฉ de Olla


Cafe de olla - Non-Alcoholic Mexican Drinks



If you are a coffee lover, you must try cafรฉ de olla! Cafรฉ de olla is a traditional way of preparing coffee in Mexico. And it’s delicious! The coffee is consumed black and has a sweet, cinnamon flavor. Itโ€™s usually served in an earthen clay pot, which provides additional flavors to the coffee.


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4. Ponche de Frutas


Ponche de Frutas - Non-Alcoholic Mexican Drinks



Ponche de frutas (fruit punch) is a Christmas fruit punch thatโ€™s typically consumed on Christmas Eve. It is served hot and in clay jugs with lots of fruit. It is optional to add rum or another alcoholic beverage.


5. Atole de Elote


Atole de Elote - Non-Alcoholic Mexican Drinks



Dating back to the Aztec empire, atole de elote (sometimes referred to simply as atol or atole) is a traditional beverage made from milk and masa. Masa is the dough used to make tortillas. It is typically flavored with sugar and spices such as cinnamon and vanilla, and is served warm. Although consumed all year long, itโ€™s also a traditional drink during the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead.


6. Champurrado (Atole de Cocoa)


Champurrado (Atole de Cocoa) - Non-Alcoholic Mexican Drinks



Champurradoย is a chocolate-based atole! Itโ€™s a popular beverage during Mexican holidays such as Day of the Dead and during the Christmas season. Although it can be drunk anytime, champurrados are typically served with churros in the morning. Yum! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ


7. Licuados


Licuados - Non-Alcoholic Mexican Drinks



Licuados are similar to smoothies! Theyโ€™re a blended beverage of milk, fruit and ice.


8. Chilate


Chilate - Non-Alcoholic Mexican Drinks



Chilate is made from chile, corn, and cocoa, and is typically served cold. Itโ€™s flavored with spices such as anise, pepper, ginger and cinnamon.


If you’re loving this list, just click here or the image below to download it and print it out! Give them a try, and be sure to take note of your favs. Mine isย cafรฉ de olla.ย โ˜บ๏ธย Enjoy!

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