How to Make “Stitch” Juice!
My Quest to make Stitch Juice at Home...
After extensive testing, here’s the recipe. Please let me know if you think this tastes just like POG! If you have your own recipe, let me know and I will see if we can improve on this one. This recipe will fit nicely into a 2 quart or 2 liter pitcher
21 ounces Passion Fruit Juice
21 ounces Guava Juice
14 ounces Orange Juice (pulp free)
Mix all 3 juices together, stir and serve cold!
The Search for the Recipe
When we returned, we started searching for Stitch juice and couldn’t find a thing on the internet. It took a while, but we finally found a Passion Fruit, Orange and Guava juice blend that was native to the Hawaiian islands called POG (Passion fruit / Orange / Guava). Also known as Pass-O-Guava Nectar for obvious reasons. It seems that POG is a local concoction that is manufactured today in Honolulu by Meadow Gold Dairies. I understand that residents of Hawaii consume over 1 million gallons of this beverage each month.
It’s difficult to get in the mainland states, unless you live in California, Oregon, Washington, and sometimes in Alaska and Montana. Even then, it’s only available at select grocery stores.
Since we are from Pennsylvania, I decided the only thing left for us to do is to come up with our own recipe to make POG ourselves here.
We first had to locate Passion Fruit juice and Guava juice. Not an easy feat, but I was able to locate all of the necessary juices at my local Wal-Mart. I was shocked to find a Wal-Mart brand of Guava juice in the refrigerated juice section. I found several types of Passion Fruit juices in the frozen, bottled, and in the refrigerated sections. None of the Passion Fruit juices I found were the true “nectar” juices, but were rather blends of other juices that were flavored to taste like Passion Fruit. Ultimately, it didn’t really matter. All we needed was the passion fruit flavoring to work in our recipe.
We started mixing and mixing and finally arrived at the perfect combination of juices to make an exact copy of the POG taste and look.
An Adult Version of the drink— POGosa (the POG Mimosa)
Since my wife and I loved this juice so much, we decided to see if it would make a good adult drink as well. We made our first POG Mimosa in December 2008 and absolutely loved it! It was much better than any regular Orange juice Mimosa we had ever tried. The juice wasn’t nearly as bitter as Orange juice and we both absolutely loved the POG Mimosa. We named the new drink the POGosa!
Let us know if you like this as much as we did.
POGosa (POG Mimosa)
Mix equal parts of POG juice (see recipe above) with the Champaign of your choice. Serve cold and enjoy.
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We recently had a fantastic trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. During that trip we got to go to a character breakfast at the Polynesian Resort. It was the Ohana’s breakfast with Lilo and Stitch.
The theme was Hawaiian, which fit in great with the Polynesian setting. Everyone was wearing Hawaiian dress and leis, etc. We were able to get our picture taken outside of the dining area by the Disney photographers. The photographer’s assistant was willing to take our picture with our camera. The picture they took was great and that saved us $12.95 so we didn’t have to buy the Disney photopass picture. We also booked our “breakfast” late—11:00 am so that we could count this meal as our lunch and breakfast!
During the breakfast they served us a lot of great food (it was all you could eat!), including Mickey Mouse waffles, great fresh fruit, sausages, eggs, and lots of great bread. They also served Stitch Juice - a strange mixture of juices that everyone loved. It had an ugly color— kind of orange/brown color. We asked the waitress and she told us it was a mixture of Passion Fruit, Orange and Guava juices.
We wanted to get this “Stitch” juice at home—if we couldn’t buy it, we wanted to make our own version!