Saturday Sips: Champola
*Makes one drink
2 ounces acerola or cherry juice
2 ounces Puerto Rican rum
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Combine juice & rum in a serving glass. Add ice cream & serve.
Acerola, also known as the Puerto Rican cherry, is abundant throughout the country. Lighter in color & more pungent than the Bing or Lambert cherries commonly found in the US, the acerola has among the highest concestrations of vitamin C of any known fruit. While the use of the acerola juice will make this recipe more unusual & authentic, any variety of cherry, black cherry, or even orange juice will work well as a substitute.
Cheers, girls! If you have a great sip recipe, do share!