Authentic Mexican Restaurants: 3 Virgin Drinks You Must Try

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Mexican food is much more than simply quesadillas, burritos, tacos, guacamole and tortas. There are many delicious dishes and entrees that are not as well-known, but just as delicious. To wash down the food you've ordered at authentic Mexican restaurants, consider trying these 3 virgin drinks. Most of these drinks are extremely popular in Mexico as well.

The Creaminess of Horchata

If you've never tried a cup of horchata, it's time to jump on the bandwagon and take a sip. Horchata is a creamy beverage made from rice or almond milk with a bit of cinnamon mixed in. It's an refreshing beverage that is served chilled, and perfect for combating the effects of the summer heat.

In most authentic Mexican restaurants, the horchata is made fresh in stores. To do so, rice, almond and other beans are mashed up or pulverized and soaked in water overnight. Cinnamon and other herbs and spices are then mixed in. It's important for the drink to be composed of mostly almond to achieve the desired creaminess that can be found in Mexico.

The Refreshing Taste of Agua de Frutas

If you're looking for something that is refreshing, delicious and also relatively healthy to complement your meal, then agua de frutas are best. These fresh fruit waters are made with crushed or blended fruits that are in season. One of the more popular choices is agua de fresas, or strawberry water.

Sugar is usually mixed in with the agua de frutas although some restaurants may choose to make the beverage a bit tart by adding in fruits like cranberries and forgoing on the sugar. The pulp and seeds are usually strained away before the beverage is served.

The Deliciousness of Mexican Sodas

Although horchatas and agua de frutas are amazing, you definitely want to try out authentic Mexican sodas. They come in a variety of flavors, from mandarin to mango to pineapple, and are absolutely delicious. These Mexican sodas taste a bit different from what you may be used to.

Conclusion

When dining at authentic Mexican restaurants, forgo water or other beverages, like soft drinks, which can be easily found in local grocery stores. Instead, try out some of the more authentic Mexican beverages that are available, especially if they are made fresh at the restaurant. You will be pleasantly surprised at how these beverages can easily enhance your dining experience. 

For more information, contact a Mexican restaurant in your area.

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