Mocochinchi

Jun 3, 2016
Mocochinchi

Mocochinchi is a delicious drink made from dehydrated peaches, and is one of the most popular summertime beverages in Bolivia. The peaches are left in water overnight, then boiled with sugar. Yum!

Similar to a lemonade, this peachy beverage comes in handy when looking for an alternative to tired iced tea and its counterparts. I like to make it in large batches and serve it in a punch bowl with a serving spoon during big events at home.

Serve up this recipe and show off your Bolivian pride when you get together with friends and family to watch the Big Torneo this month. Find more tips on how to celebrate fútbol from head to toe at Orgullosa. Want more recipes? Check all the yummy things at Hispanic Kitchen!

Preparation time: 10 min
Cook time: 120 min
Total time: 130
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Lb 
    whole peaches, dehydrated
  • 1/4 Lb 
    dried black raisins
  • 3 cups 
    water
  • cinnamon sticks
  • juiced orange
  • lemon zest
  • brown sugar to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil 3 cups of water. Remove from heat, and soak peaches for 1 hour.

  2. Return peaches/water to heat. Add sugar, cinnamon, orange juice, and lemon zest.

  3. Cook until peaches are soft and water has acquired a dark, rusty color. Add raisins and cook another ½ hour. If the water ever steams off too low, add some more. You don’t want this recipe to thicken, it should stay nice and liquid.

  4. Remove from heat and pop it in the fridge.

  5. Rim the glass with brown sugar, add slices of peach and serve!

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