Ponche (fruit punch)
Ponche is made with a winter fruit called tecojotes which look like small crab apples and piloncillo (cones of unrefined sugar). However the recipes vary from household to household and so can be loosely translated. In this recipe we have used dark brown sugar, for a warm rich flavour and quince which have the same grainy quality as tecojotes. The guavas add perfume and the flor de Jamaica (hibiscus flowers) add tang and a burgundy colour. A fruity winter warmer!