The other day I asked if any of you could identify this beverage...
Quite a few of you, whether here on the blog or on Facebook, guessed correctly...the mystery beverage pictured above is indeed, Tepache.
Tepache is a traditional Mexican drink made by soaking pineapple rinds in a mixture of water and dulce macho (piloncillo) and letting it ferment for at least three days. The longer it ferments, the stronger the taste. Kind of like a pineapple cider.
My first taste of Tepache was much better than I had expected. It was sweet and tasted just like Agua de Piña. Granted it hadn't fermented that long.
Here in my small town, Tepache is served with ground chile, lime juice and a pinch of baking soda para que no te haga daño (so that you don't get sick), which results in a refreshing drink, perfect for these hot summer days.
Have you ever tried Tepache? What did you think?