Polynesian Christmas: Fancy POG


Pog. I discovered that POG is a magical elixir that magically add sunshine to my teenager. I can’t explain it. Have you had POG? We can’t find it outside of Hawaii but it’s simple enough to make if you can source the three ingredients. All you need is equal parts passion fruit, orange, and guava juices.

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Sometimes I can find a can of guava, but never have I ever found POG. Even so, passion fruit and guava juices can be tricky to find. However I have had most success when shopping the international markets. So if you are stuck try your local international grocer.

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Like I said, POG is equal parts passion, orange, and guava.

This year while preparing for Christmas we decided to take a festive twist to the recipe. Instead of regular orange juice we used aranciata. In this case, as it happens, all I could find was the blood orange aranciata. Which if you haven’t had, is absolutely delicious!

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Because only one third of the juice is carbonated, the fizzy effect is subtle. The flavours, however, are just as exhilirating as ever.

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Equal parts of each, mix together. Serve chilled.

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Try it and let us know what you think? As for our house, we have found a new family favourite. Even our pickiest eater loves it.

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Go make yourself a vitamin C packed sparkling drink and add a tropical flavour to your festivities. Enjoy this nectar of the Gods!

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This post is part of our month-long exploration into Polynesian Christmas traditions and inspirations. See the whole collection of activities and discoveries here.

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