Happy Day of the Dead! (Día de los Muertos) The colada morada, black punch with sweetbreads are all over town and the country! The punch is made from fruits like blueberries and elderberries/blackberries. Sangorache (ataco), is a purple grain with black leaves, and to it the black fermented corn is added Nowadays they make it with ishpingo (Cinnamon’s Flower), myrtle leaves, strawberries and blackberries. Some people also use fruit, like pineapple.
- 1 gal. water
- 1 15-ou. package maiz morado – purple corn
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 Tab. cloves
- juice of 5 large lemons
- 1 1/2 c. panela
- 1/2 c. pineapple
1 c. mora, boysenberries or other berries
Word of the Day – maiz morado – purple corn
Tip of the Day – Share this drink with others. It’s meant to be shared in ceremony, in parties, a common practice in the barrios of Ecuador.