Guarapo de Jagua is a fermented beverage, and one of the most refreshing traditional Dominican drinks, and a great alternative to soft drinks.
Keyword genipa juice, huito juice, jagua juice, natural fermented juice
Prep Time 10minutes
Resting time 5days
Total Time 5days10minutes
Author Clara Gonzalez
1qrt water1 liter
1cupsugaror sweetener of your choice
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.