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Indian summer cooler (mocktail) made with Guava and spices!

Indian mocktail made with guava and spices

If there was another fruit, other than the mango, that screams Summer to me, it is the guava. A better part of our childhood summers was spent on guava trees. They are some of the easiest trees to climb, if you are into that stuff. We would be tree hopping all morning until it was time for lunch. Mango, guava, and so many more tree. Me not so much as Gee and my cousin.

If you've had  pleasure of plucking a fruit right from the tree and eating it then and there, you know how that feels. That fruit is so much more sweeter than what we buy outside.

After moving to Bangalore, I'm yet to spot a guava tree, but that doesn't stop me from buying and eating them. After all, it brings on nostalgia, and who doesn't love that?

This is the first time I did something other than directly eating the fruit. I made us a summer drink. Guava Panna!

Indian mocktail made with guava and spices

Panna is a spicy summer drink most commonly made from raw mangoes. Check out that recipe here.

I've used fresh guavas to make the juice, but feel free to use your favorite Guava Juice to make the same. I added a little twist to the regular guava juice to make the Guava Panna. The juice is spiced with roasted cumin powder, red chilli powder or paprika, black salt, regular salt and some sort of sweetener if the guava isn't sweet enough. I used jaggery to sweeten up my drink, hence, the slightly brownish tinge to the drink.

Use the quantity of the ingredients in the following recipe as a guiding value and adjust them according to your taste. You can add mint, lime and/or sparkling water or soda to create your own version of the Guava Panna.

Indian mocktail made with guava and spices

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Guava Panna is an Indian summer drink made with guava and spices.

Recipe Type:  Drink
Cuisine:            Indian
Prep Time:     10 minutes
Cook time:     0 minutes
Yield:                Serves 3


3 glasses Guava Juice or juice of 1 large Guava
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
2 tsp roasted Cumin Powder
1 tsp Black Salt
2-3 tsp Sugar or Jaggery (Add sugar only if juice is not sweet enough)
Squeeze of lime (Optional)
Crushed mint leaves (Optional)


1. Mix all the ingredients in a large jug.
2. Adjust the spices and sugar according to your taste.
3. Chill and serve.

Indian mocktail made with guava and spices

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