Guarapo de Piña Recipe (Fermented Pineapple Juice)

Guarapo de Piña Recipe (Fermented Pineapple Juice): a bubbly, ice-cold pineapple drink just screams "tropical summer", wether you are in the tropics or not.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Caribbean, Dominican
Keyword guarapo drink, how to ferment pineapple, how to make agua de pina, natural fermented juice, pineapple water
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 129kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


  • Peel of 1 pineapple , washed (see notes)
  • 2 quarts drinking water
  • 1 cup sugar or equivalent sweetener


  • Place the pineapple peel in a pitcher big enough to fit the water and peel.
  • Cover and leave outside until you notice some froth on the surface.
  • Refrigerate for 3 to 4 days, or until you notice bubbles stuck to the sides of the pitcher.
  • Strain and pour the liquid into another clean pitcher. Add sugar to taste, ice and frozen pineapple cubes (optional).


For some extra fun, dice and freeze the pineapple flesh to add to the drink, or try other fruits (watermelon, melon, mango) too.


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 33g