We get home and do a google search to find out what it is. According to google translate, it is an erasure. ???? After more extensive google searching, we discover "raspadura" is unrefined pure sugar cane. Tony is quite pleased. He eats brown sugar with a spoon so this is perfect to him. He takes a bite. "Tastes like sugar cane." Seems reasonable.
Further searching leads us to a recipe for Panamanian Lemonade - which of course is made with limes, but that's for another post.
5 cups of water
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (we used limes)
1/2 cup raspadura, chopped
1. Bring a cup of water to a boil. Add chopped raspadura and dissolve.
Water and Dissolved Raspadura
2. While raspadura cools, juice enough limes to get 1 cup of juice.
For the record, it took us 10 limes to get enough juice.
3. Combine rapsadura mixture, lime juice, and remaining water in lovely pitcher. (Okay, it doesn't have to be lovely, but I'm into pretty right now.)
How's That for Some Nifty Photography!
4. Serve chilled.
The Review: I thought it was pretty good. Tony really liked it. I decided to add some passion fruit which made it perfecto!