I just returned from Guyana and I’m suffering from withdrawals and have been craving the fresh food and drinks that I had while I was there. I was walking in the farmers market recently when the most intoxicating smell drew my attention; I had no choice but to follow my nose and it led me to a pile of guavas. I scooped up a pound of guavas with the intention of making guava cheese and sharing the recipe on the blog but decided to make a refreshing drink instead. I was with family while in Guyana and my Aunt made sure that my tummy was always full. She made the most refreshing mango and five finger(starfruit) drink that was just lightly sweetened; making homemade fruit drinks is very common in Guyana and I’ve shared a few recipes in the past like green mango drink, guava thyme lemonade, tamarind cooler, watermelon cucumber cooler, mango limeade and pineapple-ade. I used the guava and a couple of mangoes to make an amazing agua fresca, it’s light, refreshing and it’s what you need to make this summer.
Guava Mango Agua Fresca
½ lb guava
2 cups mango
Blend mango and guava with 3-4 cups water. Use a fine strainer and strain into a large pitcher. Add simple sprup and 8 cups of water. Stir and chill before serving.
*To make the simple syrup heat 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar until the sugar has melted. Cool before using.