Hawaiian POG juice, a blend of passionfruit, orange and guava juice, tastes like sunshine in a glass.
Ten years ago, we traveled to Maui for my brother’s wedding, and had the most amazing relaxing time. I’ve been plotting a return trip ever since; my dream is to be able to spend an entire summer there.

We really enjoyed the Hawaiian luau in Lahaina, Maui

I fell in love with everything about Hawaii. The beautiful scenery. The flowers. The aloha spirit. The relaxing atmosphere. The food and drink.

Have you ever had sunshine in a glass? One sip of POG juice, and you'll be hooked. POG Juice is a blend of three fruit juices. It's a staple in Hawaii, but it's hard to find stateside. But it's really easy to make at home. And you''ll definitely want to make it.

While it’s probably true that everything tastes better in paradise, I have found a way to bring at least some of that vacation flavor home by making my own POG juice.

Or as I like to call it, sunshine in a glass. Or a vacation in a glass.

Since it’s a drink I closely associate with spring and warm weather and relaxation, I thought it was fitting to introduce you to POG juice and share the recipe as part of this month’s Celebrations of Home blog hop. Every month, my blogging friends and I share seasonal crafts, recipes, DIYs and decorating projects. This month’s theme is “Spring Has Sprung.”

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POG juice tastes like a tropical vacation in a glass! It's a favorite in Hawaii, but you can easily make it at home with the right blend of fruit juices. It's so much better than orange juice.

I still remember the first time I had a sip of POG juice. It was in a hole-in-the-wall sushi restaurant where we were having breakfast on our way to tour the Road to Hana. Our driver, Joe, insisted we stop there for muffins, pineapple, coffee and POG juice.

From the first sip, I was hooked.

POG juice has a much mellower flavor than orange juice, thanks to the addition of guava and passionfruit juice.

The kind sold in Hawaiian grocery stores has sugar added, so it is fairly sweet. My POG juice recipe doesn’t have any added sugar, so you won’t feel guilty when you pour a second glass. (And trust me, you will!)

OMG, this tastes just like sunshine in a glass! POG juice is a popular breakfast drink in Hawaii, and once you taste this all-natural version you can easily make at home, you'll understand why.

My recipe is pure fruit juice, and the tartness will really depend on type of orange juice you use. Fresh squeezed is the best, but I usually use a carton of our favorite, pulp-free orange juice from the grocery store.

For years, I’ve tried to find the ingredients to make POG juice at home, but passionfruit juice hasn’t always been easy to come by.

So, I was THRILLED  — yep, all caps excited — to find passionfruit juice at World Market when I was shopping for supplies for my Oscars champagne bar.

You'll need passionfruit and guava juice to make homemade POG juice.

And they also sell cartons of guava juice, too.

You need only three ingredients to make POG Juice, a delicious Hawaiian beverage that will transport you to the tropics in one sip.

I know you’re probably saying, “get on with the recipe, already,” and I hear you. But it’s so simple, I felt like I needed to tell you a story and give you some shopping tips first.

POG Juice Recipe

To make your own pog juice, gather up your ingredients;

Start by mixing two parts passionfruit juice and two parts guava juice to one part orange juice. Take a sip to test for tartness, then add more orange juice if preferred.

I tend to like a 1:1:1 ratio, with equal parts of passionfruit, orange and guava juice.

Made from a blend of passionfruit, orange and guava juice, POG juice is a mellower, tropical alternative to your morning orange juice. It's a favorite in Hawaii.

Garnish with orange slices or a tropical umbrella. (I used blood oranges for these photos.)

Now that I have found a reliable source of passionfruit juice, I plan to experiment with some POG juice cocktails. Can you imagine a mimosa or a tequila sunrise or a screwdriver made with POG juice instead of orange juice?

This stuff is like sunshine in a glass! Take your tastebuds on a Hawaiian vacation when you mix up this easy, all-natural, no-sugar-added recipe for homemade POG juice. It's also a great substitute for orange juice in cocktails.

Now if only I could find Maui gold pineapples here on the mainland.

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Homemade Cherry Limemade

This frozen lemonade recipe is a refreshing spring and summertime treat. Tangy and sweet, the flavor will remind you of lemon meringue pie. If you like Chick-Fil-A's frosted lemonade, you'll love this make-at-home version.

Frozen Frosted Lemonade

Try this seasonal craft cocktail twist on the traditional mojito recipe. This one combines blueberries and basil with lime juice and rum . Fresh flavors with a kick!

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Comments

  1. I am very thirsty! This looks so good, I might add a slash of vodka or tequila! Have a great time in Tybee!

  2. As I’m sitting here looking at the very dark clouds and rain out my window this definitely makes me dream of Hawaii and warmer days! Sounds so yummy Amy!

  3. First off let me say your photos are stunning, this juice looks oh so appetizing! So pinning this for later I just have to try some!

  4. Pinning! I mix with Gosling Black Seal dark rum.
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  5. I could go for this right now! And it’s beautiful too.

  6. Yum! This sounds so good. I grew up drinking guava juice, so this recipe will certainly bring back childhood memories when I try it at home. Thanks so much for sharing this with on #shinebloghop, Amy! Lovely to have you join us this week :)

  7. I have never heard of POG Juice before but it sounds utterly delicious!
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  8. This juice looks perfect for summer! I visited Maui about 10 years ago too. I’d love to go back some day. Thanks for linking up with us!

  9. Just pinned this to make for our family this summer while we play out on the deck – or how about making popsicles from this? I bet those would be outstanding, too. Thanks for sharing this, found you at #SaucySaturday!

  10. Sounds & looks amazing! Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party!
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  11. I think I’m going to have to get to world market! This sounds delish! Thanks for linking with us on Throwback Thursday!

    Mollie
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  12. I wonder if I have a World Market near me… This is my kind of juice drink! I’m feeling more a smoothie style POG now. Thank you for sharing on Weekend Bites!
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