One of the most refreshing beverages in existence istepache de piña, a slightly fermented drink made from fresh pineapple peel and core plus brown sugar. In addition to its delicious flavor, you’ll love being able to take advantage of parts of the fruit that we usually just throw away. If you need this very Mexican drink for a special occasion, plan ahead; tepache takes 2 or 3 days to ferment and be ready to drink.
- 1 gallon (about 4 liters) water
- 1 large cone of piloncillo (about 1 pound or ½ kilo) or approx. 1 pound of brown sugar
- 1 whole ripe fresh pineapple
- 1 stick of cinnamon