"There is a new ultimate in feel-good drinks with bubbles... Agua De Madre is light enough to be a perfect cocktail mixer. Subtly flavoured with botanicals that complement most foods. It immaculately fills the hole of interesting drinks to drink when you are not drinking"
- Wallpaper Magazine
Mexican Opuntia Cactus
Agua De Madre is made from the elemental Tibicos Mother Culture discovered two thousand years ago on the pads of the Mexican Opuntia cactus. We feed it, nurture it and use it to ferment our delicious probiotic drink with maternal dedication.
live culture, fruit and ginger
Following Madre’s recipe, the live culture is added to organic fruit and ginger and left for just the right amount of time to create our naturally fizzy low-alcohol water kefir. Water kefir contributes to maintaining good gut health, which has a positive impact on our physical and mental wellbeing, ensuring a balanced ecosystem for our bodies and minds.
Through the process of fermentation, the sugar levels decrease and the gut-friendly flora increases, as the drink becomes delightfully effervescent and a little alcoholic.
- Enjoy with mint over ice -
The madre Story
We have long been fascinated with fermentation and its powerful benefits, as well as its strong cultural foundations, dating back thousands of years. We set out to create the ultimate ancient modern drink with invigorating benefits to share with the world. Agua De Madre is a low-alcohol water kefir and is brewed in small batches by skilled Madres and Padres in London.
A dedication to the communities that mothers have built around the world throughout history, the name comes from the ‘mother’ culture used in the fermentation process. Our mission is to encourage madres to shine in all forms, nurturing our guts and our communities along the way.
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Press & News
MARCH 21, 2019
A new low-ABV, probiotic water kefir drink called Agua De Madre is being rolled out to the UK on-trade.
Agua De Madre co-founders Nicola Hart and Sam Clark set out to find a healthy ‘live’ drink, and after much research, came across water kefir, a fermented probiotic drink with a history dating back over 2000 years.
Eating fermented foods rich in prebiotics or probiotics have been linked to improving wellbeing and mental-health issues, in particular anxiety, depression and even insomnia. Choose live yoghurts; pickled foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut and miso; and drinks such as kefir (try the delicious non-dairy Agua De Madre) And Kombucha.
MARCH 15 2019
Step aside, kombucha: new drinks brand Agua De Madre has rolled out its water kefir to the UK on-trade. Agua de Madre co-founder Nicola Hart was inspired to develop her water kefir after trying the drink at Silo in Brighton. She went on to develop her own recipe along with her co-founder Sam Clark, joint chef and owner of London restaurants Moro and Morito.
Drink Agua De Madre (aguademadre.co.uk) A water kefir –yes, I know – but, it’s delicious, and excellent mixer and works on its own if you are not drinking.
- India Knight
The words “low alcohol probiotic fermented water kefir” don’t have a very sexy ring. Had the bottles been not so colourful, the taste so sharp nor the stallholder so cheery, the Good Stuff would have strode straight past the Agua De Madre table at Hoxton Square Farmers Market in the balmy days of last years summer, none to wiser of this delicious and nutritious fizzy drink.
’THE MADRE OF ALL FIZZINESS’
We’re all about gut-friendly probiotics here at Hot List HQ, which is why we’re excited that Agua De Madre fruit-infused water kefir is finally available to the masses, via farmdrop. Hard to believe something that tastes this delish is good for you.
- Metro Hot List
There is a new ultimate in feel-good drinks with bubbles... Agua De Madre is light enough to be a perfect cocktail mixer. Subtly flavoured with botanicals that complement most foods. It immaculately fills the hole of interesting drinks to drink when you are not drinking.