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Tijuana brass player downing a starter of empanadas and a refreshing drink (6,3)


I believe the answer is:

herbal tea

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'drink' is the definition.
(herbal tea is a kind of drink)

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(Other definitions for herbal tea that I've seen before include "Plant infusion" , "liquid concoction" , "hot drink" , "healthy drink" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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