The Caribbean is idealized as the perfect place to relax on the beach while listening to the sound of the weaves and enjoy a good beer or rum.
Besides a good rum or a beer there are also very good natural tropical juices that once you try one something in you will change forever. We have bring you in this article some of our secrets recipes to enjoy whenever you travel to the Dominican Republic and the best part is that they are easy to find in your All-Inclusive Resorts in Punta Cana.
Don’t forget to try any of these drinks. Believe me, they will really make your vacation totally worth it.
#1 Pina Colada
Again the delicious pina colada is on our top of drinks you need to try while you are in the Dominican Republic. This time with NO alcohol
This drink is combination of pineapple juice and coconut milk. A magic match believe me!
Served straight in the pineapple will really blow you mind. This is a Must when you travel to the Dominican Republic.
Perfect drink for the afternoon in one of our perfect postcard beach in Punta Cana.
#2 Fruit Punch
We the dominicans love natural juices. This is why we prepare our own fresh fruit punch dominican style. The tropical flavor of this drink in this endless summer piece of heaven country will make every day of your vacation in Punta Cana totally worth it.
This drink is very popular in children’s birthdays.
A child’s birthday can not be properly celebrated without a sweet fruit punch with banana slices, mango cubed, apple cubed, pear cubed, cherries and of course pineapple!
One of the most delicious version is made with passion Fruit Juice or Orange Juice.
Some people use the brown sugar but I would highly recommend you to use honey it is way more delicious!
#3 Morisoñando (Die Sleeping)
The name of this drink sounds really funny in english but in Spanish it is like saying heaven come into my body!
The name was given to this drink because people have the believe that this drink make you feel sleepy. However, It is true that this drink will make you feel well satisfied with only one glass.
This is why here in Dominican Republic is usually a perfect drink for breakfast or for the afternoon.
We the dominicans love it!
To prepare this drink you only need:
- Fresh orange juice
- Ice Cube (a lot)
- Evaporated Milk (very cold if it’s possible or just use a lot of ice so the acid of the orange don’t ruin the magic)
- Sugar or Honey (I always recommend honey because is healthier and the taste is better)
Put all the in ingredients a big glass, stir and Enjoy!
Whenever you come to Punta Cana ask for the Morisoñando dominican style in your hotel. Refresh your afternoon or your summer morning with this delicious drink.
#4 Coco Loco
This is a very caribbean drink. You can find the coco loco drink in every caribbean country and all of them have a different way to prepared it.
Here in Dominican Republic is a classic!
This is our Non-Alcoholic dominican recipe that I’m pretty sure you will love:
- Coconut Milk
- Ice cube
- Coconut Pulp
Put it all the blender with a lot ice to make it frozen style. Served and Enjoy!
Perfect drink for a morning in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
So remember, to start a good vacation the first thing you need to do when you get to your All-Inclusive Resort in Punta Cana is to ask for a Coco Loco.
The Champola (the spanish name) is a very Dominican drink made with soursop pulp.
This is not a drink that you will easily find everywhere, especially not in hotels but can find this fruit in almost every supermarket in the Dominican Republic.
The Champola made with soursop pulp wasn’t too popular before but the drink have become very famous for its medical benefits to fight the cancer. Scientifics says it is as strong as the chemotherapy.
There are two different ways to prepared this drink that I will explain to you in this post:
You can either do it the old fashion style:
- Soursop pulp
- Evaporated Milk
- Sugar (if you want to but this fruit is very sweet already)
- Ice Cube (a lot)
Put the soursop pulp into a highball glass, add the evaporated milk and pound a little. Then add the sugar and a lot of ice cubes, stir for like 4 minutes and serve.
or the new style way:
Same recipe just put all the ingredients in a blender and let it blend for a little bit to make it frozen style, serve and enjoy.
#6 Pineapple Guarapo
Pineapple is a very exotic fruit. This is why we don’t want to waste anything of this tropical fruit.
This is drink is a fermented juice made of the skin of the Pineapple. The dominican style way to do it is:
We peel the pineapple and wash very well, leave it in water in highball glass for two days for two days (do not put into the refrigerator. It will ruined the ferment process. I have seen my ancestors doing it and the way they do it is, they put the juice to ferment in a place where will not get much light, so I would recommend you to do the same)
After past two days strained the water, add sugar or honey then the ice. Serve and share with your loved one.
This is another drink you won’t find in a hotel in Punta Cana but if you ever come out of the comfort zone of your hotel ask any local and I am sure they will be happy to help you make you one.
Another drink also made of the Pineapple skin is the Pera-Piña. In english is like Pineapple-Pear Juice. Although the name doesn’t make too much sense it is a very good healthy juice.
This is a funny juice made with rice. YES, RICE!
This juice was originally made to feed babies.
The recipe is as follow:
Wash the pineapple skin very well, put it in on a pot, fill with water, rice, sugar and cinnamon stick. Take it to the stove and let it boil but don’t stop stirring so the rice don’t make little balls. After it boils for a while, turn the fire off and let it cold. When it is cold, take out the cinnamon stick and pour it into a blender, let it blend, strain and serve.
Are you still wondering why is it call pear-pineapple juice? The reason is simple, when you cook the rice with the pineapple skin and the cinnamon stick, the rice somehow turns into pear flavor. YUM!
I bet that if someone don’t tell you this juice have rice on it you will never guess!
By the way, this kind of weird juice is VERY healthy (if you don’t add sugar) and it is the perfect juice to drink after working out because of it’s energy benefits.