The summer is almost here so, it's that time during the year when all fruits ripe in Jamaica.
This is the Jamaican cherry, known world-wide as Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry, Acerola, among other names. Jamaican cherry is one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C
Sugarloaf pineapple; the sweetest pineapple in the world
3 cups ripe cherries, washed, stems removed
Piece of ginger root, washed, peeled, cut into small pieces
4 lbs. pineapple, peeled, cut into small chunks
Granulated sugar to sweeten
The juice of 1 lime
Put some of the cherries in a blender, add enough water that barely cover them. Whip on high speed for 2 seconds. Pour the mixture into a big bowl. Do the same for the remaining cherries.
Strain the cherries' juice twice. Strain the juice through a strainer and the second time through a piece of cheese cloth. Set aside
Blend the pineapple and ginger root in enough water that barely covers them. Strain twice; first time through a strainer and the second time through a piece of cheese cloth. Combine the pineapple and ginger juice with the cherry juice. Add the lime juice
Sweeten to taste using granulated sugar. Put to be chilled or serve with ice cubes