Happy National Tequila Day!
There’s a Mexican legend about a man named “Juan del Jarro”. He was a clairvoyant beggar that walked around with a supernatural clay jug that would tell him the future. He would share his earnings with others who were less fortunate, like him. Some said that he was a madman, and others, that he was a charlatan. Regardless, he was loved by all in his community.
I made a watermelon tepache among other ingredients to make this drink magical. Enjoy!
Watermelon Tepache Recipe
- Cut up watermelon rinds with a little bit of the red flesh on it. Add into a glass half gallon jar or bottle.
- Add a good sized Piloncillo block. (Some are sold preportioned.)
- Add in about 4 cinnamon sticks.
- Add in about 8 pieces of clove.
- Fill up the jar with water, making sure that all of the ingredients are submerged, and below the water line.
- Seal it with cling wrap and top
- Set aside and let ferment for at least 3 days in a cool dry area, away from heat and direct sunlight. (I left mine for 7 days.)
- Once fermented, fine strain into another container and enjoy over ice.
Guava & Pineapple simple syrup recipe
- Put equal parts guava nectar, pineapple juice, and sugar into a sauce pan.
- Mix and simmer until you reach the desired consistency.
- Bottle it up and enjoy.