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Kari Johnson

Kari is the manager of Whisk, a kitchenware store in Brooklyn.

added over 3 years ago

They go by many names - but I believe they're most known in the states as guavasteen.

For cocktails, i'd let them get really ripe, then muddle/juice them with some pineapple, passion fruit juice, dark rum and a dash or two of my summer favorite - Bittermen's Tiki Bitters - for a killer rum punch!

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Kari Johnson

Kari is the manager of Whisk, a kitchenware store in Brooklyn.

added over 3 years ago

Ack! Answered without reading all the way through! Scatterbrained today.

For gin, i'd muddle with some sugar, and shake shake shake - no guarantees though, it might be a total miss!

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Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

added over 3 years ago

I was surprised to find out that Boston's Drink bar uses maple syrup with gin cocktails a lot -- maybe that would be the missing link.

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added over 3 years ago

Kari, the rum punch sounds fantastic!

Kristen, I might ask around, thanks!

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added over 3 years ago

It's a fruit, also called pineapple guava. It grows well in coastal Southern California. They're delicious!

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added over 3 years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org...
Judging from the photographs of the leaves & flowers, they're definitely a variety of guava..

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added over 3 years ago

How about a guava bellini..
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