Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Agua de Papaya (Refreshing Papaya Drink)

It's pretty typical in Mexican cuisine/ food to have fresh fruit drinks made of fruit blended with water and sugar then chilled. The consistency depends on how watered down or thick you want it.
Drinks like this are common also in other Spanish speaking countries. PLEASE if among Cubans don't call it "Agua de Papaya" call it "Agua de Frutabomba" or "Jugo de Frutabomba" because Papaya to some Cubans can mean a WOMANS PRIVATE so often times they call it "FRUTABOMBA" instead and to me "Frutabomba" sounds more catchy and nice. It translates to "fruit bomb" I don't know why.
So here goes the recipe quiet simple you can do it with strawberries, melon, watermelon, cantaloupe, mamey, peaches, bananas, WHATEVER you'd like just use common sense.
This is to simple don't know if worth writing the recipe but just in case.

-1 large Papaya cut in half seeds scooped out and diced

-Water (enough to blend and thin out to your liking)
-sugar to taste I use about ¼ -½ cup for this depends on your sweet tooth or the sweet tooth of your guest or whomever your cooking for.

-Blend everything in small batches in a blender until smooth.

-Put in a pitcher-Cool in the fridge or stir some ice cubes to chill faster.

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