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.
- 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