Los Angeles bartender Aaron Polsky is celebrated as a rock star of the industry. Now, Polsky is taking that description literally with his new venture, LiveWire. Borrowing a cue from the music industry, LiveWire will promote and represent the bar world’s stars through a talent agency as well as merchandise such as an inaugural line of canned cocktails.
- Base Spirit Non-Alcoholic
- Preparation Blended
- Flavor Refreshing
- Served Up
Spanish for “fresh waters,” agua fresca is ubiquitous in Mexico and much of Central America. Commonly sold by street vendors, aqua fresca is a mix of pureed fruit, flowers, or seeds mixed with a little bit of sweetener (if needed), citrus, and water. The result is delicious.
Below is a very basic recipe for a cucumber variety, but go wild experimenting. Hibiscus and tamarind are popular varieties for those taking their game to the next level. otherwise, start by subbing in different fruits.
- Combine ingredients in blender and puree until smooth.
- Strain into a large jar and refrigerate until service.