Pineapple and Cactus Drink (Agua de Piña con Nopal)
This thirst-quencher punches up pineapple and apple with cactus. Todd Coleman
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The recipe for this thirst-quencher comes from Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico (Bright Sky Press, 2012).

Agua de Piña con Nopal (Pineapple and Cactus Drink) 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).
Yield: makes 4-6 Drinks

Ingredients

  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 small nopal (cactus paddle; available at melissas.com) cleaned of spikes and roughly chopped
  • 12 ripe pineapple, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped
  • 12 large Granny Smith apple unpeeled, cored, and roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine sugar, nopal, pineapple, and apple in a blender with 3 14 cups water, and purée until smooth, at least 2 minutes. Pour through a fine strainer into a pitcher, and chill in the refrigerator. Pour over ice in glasses to serve.

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