Medley of fruit – juice

Fresh juices from the store don’t really take my fancy… It will be drunk just a few times then it will just lay in the fridge for weeks until it needs to be chucked. Or I would only purchase these when I have guests over… yes, it does sound weird, :). I guess we all have our preferences.
As you may know, I love trying new things.
And juices is definitely one of them. I have made various flavours already, all using common items you will readily have at home.
My biggest aversion, is WASTE!!! I will always try to make something with leftovers… In this case, fruit that just lay there staring at me every time I opened the fridge! If it’s not being eaten then it shall be juiced! I’m calling this one:
MEDLEY OF FRUIT
1 medium papaya
4 clementines/oranges
1 apple
2 peaches
1/4 cup fresh passion fruit
1/2 cup passion fruit cordial
1 litre water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon of lemon juice over the sliced apples.
Peel and slice the papaya, apple and peaches. Squeeze the juice from the clementines. Add these fruit to the blender together with half the sugar, 2 cups of water and half the cordial. Blend until smooth.
Taste and adjust the juice accordingly. The fruit I had apart from the papaya were really sour. I did add the rest of the sugar, water and cordial. I also added a cup of litchi juice and a good pinch of salt to cut the bitterness of the fruit.
Straining the juice is optional. The water does thin it down. I strained about half of the juice.
Add the passion fruit in last. In our family, we like the seeds whole.
This makes 2 and a half litres of juice.
Pop the juice into the freezer and when it’s cold and icy serve…
Why not add in some fresh mint leaves and some grated apple. Yum!
Perfect for those hot summer days, freeze it for a few hours until it freezes enough to look like slush. How fab would that be when you have guests over!
Note:
– It is very important to taste as you go along. Everyone’s taste buds are different. Some like it sweeter, some like it a bit tart, some like a perfect balance, some like fruit juice with a tad bit more water.
– I try not to use ice cubes in the juice as it may water the juice down too much.
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