Turks Cap fruit makes a great Agua Fresca!

Mcallen, TX

Mexican Apple Agua Fresca "Manzanitas" Fruit of the Turk's Cap
Makes 2 cups agua fresca
The amber color of this juice may trick folks into believing it is actually apple juice or Texas tea. But the earthy, cucumber-sweet flavor will be a
pleasant, unique surprise. Serve with a few Turk’s cap flower petals floating in each glass for an added wild edible experience. And don’t forget that some juices are meant to be spiked! Add some tequila and you’ll have a delicious cocktail on the rocks.

1/2 c ripe Mexican apples
½ c dried Turk’s cap flowers
2 c water
¼ c sugar (you can adjust sweetener amount and type based on your own taste)

Wash the fruit and place in a saucepan with the flowers, water and sugar. Simmer approximately 15 to 20 minutes until the fruit softens. Crush the fruit with the back of a large spoon or a masher. Strain the liquid through several layers of cheesecloth and gently squeeze out all the juices. Let it cool and serve over ice.

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Very nice!! I will have to try it some time, I just pick and eat the fruits as i work in the garden.

Fulshear, TX(Zone 9b)

That sounds delicious. Thank you!

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Wow, I didn't know you could eat them! Are they kind of sour? sweet? dryish? That cooler sounds like fun to make. I think I'll harvest some and try it.

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

They are slightly sweet, with lots of crunchy seeds, but they taste good.

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