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Drink recipes

Drink recipes including hot chocolates, aquas frescas and more

  • Recipe: Cocktail cubes

    Recipe: Cocktail cubes

      Cocktail cubes Total time: 10 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: 20 skewers Note: Adapted from "On a Stick!" by Matt Armendariz. He recommends using cocktail picks for this dish. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like...

  • Recipe: Mexican hot chocolate

    Recipe: Mexican hot chocolate

    Mexican hot chocolate Total time: 15 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Mexican chocolate can be found in the Latin section of most grocery stores. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, please share it with us: Click here to...

  • Café sua dá (Iced Vietnamese coffee)

    Café sua dá (Iced Vietnamese coffee)

      Total time: 10 minutes Servings: 1 Note: From Diane Cu and Todd Porter. This recipe calls for a Vietnamese coffee filter. Alternatively, use a 2-ounce shot of espresso or 2 ounces of strong coffee made in a French press or other drip coffee maker. To make hot Vietnamese coffee (café sua nóng),...

  • Recipe: Hot Chocolate (Chocolat Chaud)

    Recipe: Hot Chocolate (Chocolat Chaud)

      Active Work and Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes Patissier Cedric Thullier, pastry chef at the Chateau du Pont d'Oie in Belgium, says to reduce or increase the amount of chocolate to vary thickness and the degree of bittersweetness. You'll love it-it's like drinking a bar of chocolate. 1/2...

  • Cucumber, pineapple juice and ginger agua fresca from Akasha

    Cucumber, pineapple juice and ginger agua fresca from Akasha

      Dear SOS: While having a lovely lunch at Akasha, I tried their cucumber, pineapple juice and ginger agua fresca. What a refreshing fabulous drink. Just what you want on a hot summer afternoon. Scott Grant Los Angeles Dear Scott: This agua fresca from Akasha combines the refreshing flavors of...

  • Recipe: Agua fresca with watermelon and lime

    Recipe: Agua fresca with watermelon and lime

      Total time: 15 minutes Servings: Makes 2 1/2 quarts Note: Agave nectar is available at Trader Joe's stores, Whole Foods, Ralphs and other well-stocked supermarkets. 1 medium seedless watermelon, rind removed and cut into medium pieces (about 6 pounds) 2 tablespoons agave nectar 1/4 cup plus 2...

  • Recipe: Agua fresca with cucumber and lime

    Recipe: Agua fresca with cucumber and lime

      Total time: 20 minutes Servings: Makes 2 quarts Note: Inspired by Jimmy Shaw, of Loteria Grill. Find agave nectar at Trader Joe's stores, Whole Foods, Ralphs and other markets. 5 whole cucumbers, coarsely chopped (not peeled or seeded) 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 1/2 serrano chile, seeded and minced...

  • Recipe: Agua fresca with strawberry and jamaica flowers

    Recipe: Agua fresca with strawberry and jamaica flowers

    Total time: 20 minutes, plus steeping and macerating time Servings: Makes 2 1/2 quarts Note: Adapted from Anthony Medina of La Taquiza 2 cups dried hibiscus (jamaica) flowers -- available in well-stocked Latin markets 2 pounds strawberries, hulled and quartered 1 cup sugar 1. Combine the hibiscus...

  • Recipe: Horchata

    Recipe: Horchata

      Total time: 20 minutes, plus overnight soaking Servings: 2 1/2 quarts Note: Inspired by Juan Antonio of Oaxacalifornia. Soak the rice the day before. Agave nectar is available at Trader Joe's stores, Whole Foods, Ralphs and other well-stocked supermarkets. 4 cups long grain white rice 3 cinnamon...

  • Recipe: Hot mulled cider

    Recipe: Hot mulled cider

      Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 8 to 10 Note: Adapted from "Cider Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions & Making Your Own" by Ben Watson. 1/2 gallon apple cider 4 to 6 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks 6 cardamom pods, crushed 1 whole nutmeg, cracked open 10 to 12 whole cloves 6 allspice berries (optional)...

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