Agua de Piña con Nopal (Pineapple and Cactus Drink)
The recipe for this thirst-quencher comes from Hugo Ortega's Street Food of Mexico (Bright Sky Press, 2012).
Enlarge Image Credit: Todd ColemanMAKES 4–6 DRINKS
INGREDIENTS½ cup sugar
1 small nopal (cactus paddle; available at melissas.com) cleaned of spikes and roughly chopped
½ ripe pineapple, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped
½ large Granny Smith apple unpeeled, cored, and roughly chopped