Happy 2018, with the start of a new year comes a focus back to healthier eating and drinking habits. Last year, we saw the popularity of Kombucha explode in the market place. In the New Year, continuing on with other fermented drinks, Tepache seems posed to be the next “it” drink.
Tepache, originating in Mexico is starting to find its way north of the border. Traditionally found in homes and offered from street carts in Mexico, Tepache is simply rind fruit, fermented in water with spices and brown sugar. Left to ferment for several days, and you are left with a pleasantly sweet sour fermented drink. Pineapple Tepache is the traditional flavor, however other rind fruits can be used as well.
Bartenders are making Tepache in house and serving it as a beneficial lightly alcoholic drink, and also topping it with many beer and cider options. Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider in Portland, OR does an annual “Night of 1000 Tepaches” event. The cider house partners with many breweries in Portland to showcase the marriage of Tepache and local brews.
Here at Northwest Naturals, we can provide a consistent fruit juice source for your fermented beverage needs. Explore our product section to find a list of our juice offerings.