Tizana is a traditional treat in Venezuela. It’s like a tropical fruit salad mixed with a fruit punch. Learn how to make this refreshing recipe!
With warm days approaching a refreshing treat/drink comes so handy and believe me this recipe is amazingly good!
Tizana. Venezuelan Tropical Fruit Salad Drink
In Venezuela, a Tizana is so common, yummy, and healthy treat. We call it Tizana but it’s actually like a tropical fruit salad and a fruit punch juice =D. (Alprazolam)
I personally love it. It’s refreshing and so purifying. During Summer it’s the perfect treat.
To calm the typical heat of the summer days, I love preparing a Fruit Tizana, and feel closer to my beloved Venezuela.
It is a very refreshing mix of fruits, juices or citrus fruit juices, and crushed ice. We usually drink it at any time of the day. In my case, I would buy a “mini” (½ liter) of Tizana from Fruits for breakfast, and boy did I have breakfast!
In any corner or on the beach of my country you will find a “cart” and a nice gentleman who sells Tizanas. Also, in breakfast or coffee shops, you can find tizanas. This to say it’s a tradition.
Why is this recipe special?
Well on one hand, it is something different and uncommon outside Venezuela, it is not an actual fruit salad or a fruit punch, this Fruit Tizana has more liquid and if you want you can add a little Rum or Geneva to its preparation.
For this occasion, I have served her in these cute ice cream glasses but you can serve it in any glass or even a bowl if that makes you happy.
It’s SO easy to make that you can make it any time with any fruit you like. You don’t need to have all the fruits I’m mentioning but of course the more the better =D. You can have this treat at any time of the day. Yummy
How to make a tizana fruit salad Drink
- Green apple
- Lime juice
- Grapefruit juice
- Orange Juice
- Pineapple Juice
- Grenadine Syrup
- Ice to taste
- Peel the clementines, pineapple, mango, papaya, melon and watermelon chop them into cubes and set aside.
- Chop apples and peaches into cubes and set aside.
- In a large bold, mix the orange, grapefruit, lime, pineapple juices with the fruit, add the sugar or honey, grenadine and stir well. Mix well and take to the fridge for 2 hours.
- When serving, put crushed ice to taste in the glasses with the tizana so that it is very cold.
Serve and enjoy!
What do you think have you had a tizana or fuit salad like this before? If not, would you like to try it???
Frequently Asked Questions
The drink must have its origins in Spanish sangria, but a tizana lacks the red wine and is prepared with a wider variety of tropical fruits. The key ingredient is grenadine (granadina in Venezuela), which gives the tizana its distinctive purple/red color.
Tizana is a Venezuelan drink. As you may or may not know, in Venezuela we have summer-like weather all year long, so this drink is very popular. It’s refreshing and delicious. It is made with juice, tons of different chopped fruits, and grenadine.
More Venezuelan Recipes to Try
If you like this Tizana fruit salad recipe, you might also love these delicious desserts too:
Tizana. Venezuelan Tropical Fruit salad Drink Recipe
- 1/4 pound of Papaya
- 2-3 Clementines
- 1/2 pound Melon
- 1/2 pound Watermelon
- 1/4 pound Grapes
- 1/2 pound Pineapple
- 1 large Mango
- 1 Green apple
- 2 Peaches
- Lime juice of 3 limes
- Grapefruit juice of 3 grapefruits
- 7 Oz Orange Juice
- 7 Oz Pineapple Juice
- Grenadine Syrup to taste
- Ice to taste
Peel the clementines, pineapple, mango, papaya, melon, and watermelon chop them into cubes and set aside.
Chop the rest of the fruit into cubes (except clementines and grapes) and set aside.
In a large bold, mix the juices with the fruit, add the sugar or honey, grenadine and stir well. Mix well and take to the fridge for 2 hours.
When serving, put crushed ice to taste in the glasses with the tizana so that it is very cold.
- Some people like to add a pinch of cinnamon.
- Some people also like to add a bit of liquor like rum.
- Not all fruits are a must, you can add or remove to taste.
Some delicious Drink Recipes I love from my favorite Bloggers
- Apple Cider Rum Punch by Dana over at This Silly Girl’s Kitchen.
- Blood Orange Cocktail by Camila over at Pies and Tacos
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