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jamaican cherry pineapple drink

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

West indian cherries

Sugarloaf pineapple; the sweetest pineapple in the world

sugarloaf pineapple

Ingredients

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

Water

Granulated sugar to sweeten

The juice of 1 lime

Method

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

west indian cherry juice

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

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