Oh MAN is it hot today!!! In case you haven't been outside at all yet, news all over the country is pretty much that today's summer solstice is setting record high temperatures. I guess it's pretty fitting that the first official day of summer is also the first super hot day we get this year, but I am definitely not enjoying walking down the streets of NYC and being covered in sweat in a matter of seconds.

So, to cool down today, I've decided that it's time to start drinking some of my favorite summer Latin drinks! Now, since we're all at work, these aren't alcoholic—but they're definitely delicious. If you're feeling as hot (and not in a good way) as I am, then indulge in one of these 5 Latin drinks to cool down with during today's heat wave.

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What is your favorite Latin drink to have on a HOT day like today? Share with us in the comments below!

5 Latin Cool Down Drinks

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Agua Fresca

Ingredients: 1 large cantaloupe or half a watermelon (seeded and diced, about 3 cups), 1 1/2 cups water, 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar,2 to 3 limes (juiced)

Directions: This and other similar fruit drinks, which translate literally as "fresh water," are served all over Mexico and they're a cinch to replicate at home. The key is to strain the pulpy fruit to make a clearer liquid. Instead of melon, you could use strawberries, pineapple, or mango -- any fruit that is soft enough to puree. Puree cantaloupe and pour through a fine sieve to eliminate pulp. In a pitcher, mix strained fruit puree with water and season with sugar and lime juice, to taste.

Recipe courtesy of Food Network.

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Irina Gonzalez is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She loves pop culture, social media, photography and, above all, discovering new places. She's also a foodie eating healthy and learning to enjoy exercise.

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SEA0701

mmmm My fav will forever be "las minutas" aka "raspados" aka "snow cones" LOL...mmmm I go crazy for them in the summer!!

Jeann...

Horchata is my absoulte FAVORITE drink!!!!

another summer drink
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