About a year ago friend Jonna made Tepache - it was fabulous.
I tried making Tepache - it was terrible.
Then the vendors started passing, like this guy - His Tepache is/was fabulous also.
Maybe I need to try again!
I'm starting to see the Tepache vendors again -
pineapples must be abundant, and cheap!
I am fortunate in that I live in an older more traditional neighborhood where the vendors can and do still pass by selling stuff.
I really love that!
I'm tuned in now and know most of the sounds, horns, bells, and calls!
Tepache is a Fermented Pineapple Drink.
Sometimes made with alcoholic additives,
Last year my recipe called for beer. It was't very good.
This year I'll leave out the beer and go with a non-alcoholic version.
- 1 whole ripe pineapple, about 3 lb. chopped to bits
- 12 - 16 cups water
- about a pound (1/2 kilo) raw sugar or piloncillo
- 1 3+ inch stick of cinnamon
- 3 -5 whole cloves