21 December, 2010

Aguas Frescas a new twist from Food Blogger Matt Armendariz

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Aguas Frescas: A Mexican favorite with a new twist from Food Blogger Matt Armendariz

Food Blogger, photographer, cookbook author and food stylist Matt Armendariz shares his unique recipes for Aguas Frescas, a traditional refreshing drink found on nearly every street corner and in every restaurant in Mexico. Matt will soon be at Grand Velas Riviera Maya for Food Blogger’s Camp 2011. The camp will feature expert seminars lead by professional food bloggers and food photographers, culinary demonstrations, wine and tequila tastings, amazing food and more.
We have to agree with Matt, the Pineapple Ginger Agua Fresca is our favorite too!
Here’s Matt’s Recipe:

Ginger Simple Syrup
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
3 pieces of fresh ginger cut into coins
Bring water and sugar to a boil and then add the pieces of ginger. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Strain and discard the ginger.

 For the Drink:
4 cups fresh pineapple with 2-4 cups of water to blend
8-10 cups of water

Puree the fruit and water in batches and then strain to remove any seeds or pulp. You can use a fine sieve or cheesecloth and you’ll want to get as much solids out of the liquid. Add the simple syrup to the strained liquid and then dilute with 8 to 10 cups of water. At this point you can adjust the sugar and water levels to your liking. Serve over plenty of ice and enjoy immediately.

For more Aguas Frescas recipes visit http://mattbites.com/2009/02/23/aguas-frescas/ and learn more about Food Blogger’s Camp 2011 here: Grand Velas Riviera Maya for Food Blogger’s Camp 2011.