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.
Cuisine Caribbean, Dominican
Keyword guarapo drink, how to ferment pineapple, how to make agua de pina, natural fermented juice, pineapple water
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 15minutes
Author Clara Gonzalez
Peel of 1 pineapple(plus pineapple for serving, see notes)
1cupsugar or equivalent sweetener
Prepping peel: Wash the pineapple peel with running water. Place the pineapple peel in a pitcher big enough to fit the water and the peel, add the water. Cover and leave on the kitchen counter overnight, you should see some tiny bubbles on the surface.
Fermenting: Refrigerate for 3 to 4 days, or until you notice bubbles stuck to the sides of the pitcher. It should smell fruity, and a bit vinegary, but should have no foul odor.
Serving: Strain and pour the liquid into another clean pitcher. Add sugar or sweetener to taste, Add ice, and frozen pineapple cubes (optional).
For some extra fun, dice and freeze some pineapple cubes to add to the drink when it's time to serve. This is optional, and not part of the traditional recipe.You can repeat the process twice more with the same peel (just refilling with clean water and letting it ferment again in the fridge).