Guava Juice

I have gotten a few emails about persons asking that I should try out and also write recipes such as juices and wines using guava, so this is one borrowed from Trinicooks at (, because I have never made or ever drank any guava drink in my life. Guava to me was more of a fruit to be eaten, and I love purchasing guava jam to put on my bread and biscuits as a child and I still do it today. This recipe for guava drink, all came from Trinicooks, they have lots of great local recipes from Trinidad and Tobago, for everyone to try out.

25 fresh small guavas

1 stick of cinnamon

1 large glass of lime juice

2 tbsp. honey

Cut the guavas in half and place in a large pot.  Add the cinnamon stick. Add enough water to cover the guavas.  Bring to a boil and let cook on high heat for 5 minutes.  Reduce the heat and let simmer for 20 minutes or until guava is tender.  Remove from heat, cover and leave to steep overnight.

Stir the mixture and remove the cinnamon stick. In batches strain the mixture, pressing the mixture to ensure all the flavor of the guavas are extracted. Add the juice to a pitcher. Mix in the lime juice, honey and bitters. Taste and adjust sweetness if necessary. Serve over ice. Cover and refrigerate the remaining juice.



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