Mexican Thirst Quencher

With the mercury finally rising, we are undoubtedly in for another scorching summer. So what are you to reach for when trying to beat the summer heat?  May I suggest grabbing some fresh seasonal fruit and mixing yourself up some homemade agua fresca.   A staple in Mexican culture with a basic recipe of fruit, water, and sugar, agua frescas are slowly gaining popularity on this side of the border.  So when Kriska asked me to help come up with drinks for a fiesta themed engagement party, an agua fresca bar was a no-brainer. The best part is that they are fairly easy to make, and all you need is a trusty blender and a mesh strainer or cheese cloth for that refreshing taste!

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Welcome to CLT Remedy! How can we help you?

We’re brother and sister, pharmacists-by-trade, and our daily grind sometimes can be grueling and crazy all the same while dealing with the retail sector.  So, when we have a day off, we like to make sure that post-working real hard, we play even harder.

We like to eat. We like to drink.  We like to explore.  And, we also like this place we now call, ‘home’–Charlotte.

They say that pharmacists are the most accessible and trusted healthcare professionals–and we see all sorts of people asking us for advise ranging from needing help with their irregular bowels, to checking out their bumpy rash (which they will show us), to just needing someone to listen to them.  So, here at CLT Remedy, we hope to share with y’all some of our Queen City recommendations.  Whether you’re looking for your next meal, your next group activity, or your next day trip, you can be rest assured that what you’ll be reading is backed and recommended by two professional pharmacists!

Thanks for checking us out!


Manny NOT Pacquiao

Hey everyone, my sister said I MUST tell you guys about myself so here it is. My real name is Emmanuel, but since pharmacy school I’ve gone by Manny. My new found friends/classmates thought that Emmanuel was too long and too old sounding for someone in his 20’s and since then it has stuck.

I found myself in Charlotte shortly after graduating pharmacy school and currently work as an overnight pharmacist in the retail world pulling 7 days in a row. The reward for working so hard is having 7 days off, which allows me to enjoy everything that the Queen City has to offer!

The easiest way to describe what I enjoy doing on my days off is eat, drink, sleep, repeat. I would consider myself a fairly adventurous eater and would try anything at least once, but Asian and Italian cuisine are by far my favorites. Although I do enjoy the occasional local brew from any one of the city’s breweries, I am a cocktail guy and I’m excited that Charlotte is finally getting on board with the craft cocktail scene.

When I’m not eating or drinking, you can usually find me on the couch with my 4 year old husky named Herschel binge-watching something on Netflix. I listen to pretty much any genre of music except for country. However, if you glance at my current Spotify playlist you can be easily convinced that I’m still stuck in high school listening to 00s emo/pop punk. I enjoy the outdoors as long as its not too hot or there’s not too much pollen in the air, which is why the fall is by far my favorite season.

As the saying goes… that’s me in a nutshell! Hopefully you’ll enjoy following Kriska and I along on our CLT adventures!

Let’s go!


While there is so much to do around the Queen City, there is also so much out there to explore.  We’ll be sharing with y’all our trips, near and far!  We’re so lucky to have a hub airport here in CLT, as well as for being located close enough to the mountains, the beach and other interesting cities making for some easy day trips and quick weekend getaways.  So stay tuned for some awesome trip itineraries!

Let’s do!


When life gets boring, do something different.  Learn a new skill.  Mix it up.  Get out of your comfort zone.  Turn off your autopilot and just go for it.  We’ll be sharing with y’all our favorite things to do and places to check out around CLT!