The hibiscus agua fresca at the recently opened Zengo in New York is made by boiling dry hibiscus in water with sugar, then blending it and straining. Once strained, more water is added to the mixture.Agua frescas are made with a combination of fruits, water and sugar and sometimes they are made with pureed nuts or grains as in the case of the horchata agua fresca. Claudia Maia, Zengo New York’s beverage director makes the horchata with rice, almonds, condensed milk, evaporated milk and ...

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