Sabor Saveur Debuts Delicious Aguas Frescas Menu

Popular Mexican Drinks Made From Scratch at Wicker Park BYOB

Aguas frescas, those sweet, refreshing non-alcoholic drinks made from fruits, flowers and grains found throughout Mexico, are gaining in popularity north of the border, as well. As American tastes become acquainted with beverages like horchatas and licuados, those bebidas are enjoying a culinary renaissance in Chicago restaurants. 

Case in point is Sabor Saveur chef/owner Yanitzin Sanchez’s version of aguas frescas. The Mexican-born, French-trained toque takes fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, flowers and grains and liquefies them to create delicious, brightly hued bebidas. Sanchez serves these aguas frescas during weekend brunch service at Sabor Saveur (Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.). 

These creative concoctions range from the Beta Rouge (crafted from lettuce, peanuts, apple, piloncillo, orange juice and vibrant hot pink beets) to the horchata-inspired Eau de Riz (rice, cinnamon, almond, pineapple, mango, basil and milk). Each agua fresca is served stunningly in a martini glass or a carafe and can be mixed with your choice of BYO alcohol (rum, tequila, vodka and champagne seem to work particularly well), or enjoyed on their own. Chef Sanchez will rotate these handmade drinks often, offering a selection of five at a time. The current Sabor Saveur aguas frescas menu is detailed below.

Sabor Saveur Aguas Frescas Menu
($5 per glass, $9 half carafe, $18 carafe)

Beta Rouge
beets, lettuce, peanut, apple, piloncillo and orange juice

Le Chamoy
tamarind, chile piquin, mango, basil and lemon juice

Eau de Riz
rice, cinnamon, almond, pineapple, mango, basil and milk

Sabor Saveur Mojito
ginger, pineapple, mint and lemon juice

Tezcalate Per Vous
Pinole, achiote, cinnamon, piloncillo and milk

Weekend brunch is served Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner is served Tuesday-Thursday 5-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5-11 p.m. and Sunday 5-9 p.m. Reservations are recommended, not required. 

Sabor Saveur
2013 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
773.235.7310
www.saborsaveur.com

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