Guarapo de Jagua (Genipa Fermented Drink)

Guarapo de Jagua is a fermented beverage, and one of the most refreshing traditional Dominican drinks, and a great alternative to soft drinks.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Dominican
Keyword genipa juice, huito juice, jagua juice, natural fermented juice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting time 5 days
Total Time 5 days 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 129kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


  • 4 jaguas genipas
  • 1 qrt water 1 liter
  • 1 cup sugar or sweetener of your choice
  • 2 cups ice


  • Wash the jaguas, cut into small pieces. Place in a container with a lid with a capacity of 2.5 liters (1 gallon). Add the water. Cover with a piece of cloth or a clean kitchen towel.
  • Leave on the kitchen counter for 24 hours, in a place where the sun does not hit it or there is too much light. Remove the cloth, and close with the lid. Move to the fridge for the next 4 days. By then bubbles should have formed in the liquid.
  • Strain and sweeten to taste. Serve with ice.
  • You can reuse the jagua by refilling again and letting it rest in the fridge for 5 more days.


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Sugar: 33g