POG juice is a bright breezy drink from the Hawaiian islands made with equal parts passion, orange, and guava juices.
The flavors in this three juice combination are so popular across Hawaii that you’ll find POG flavored sodas, cocktails, smoothies, and even popsicles. The popsicles are particularly amazing after you’ve spent the day chasing hot lava around the islands.
Whether you like to drink POG in the morning with breakfast or late at night as part of a cocktail all it takes is a couple of sips to make you feel like your sailing off into the sunset.
What makes the combination of passion, orange, and guava juice so enticing is how the flavors come together, creating a drink that is both sweet, light, and refreshing especially when served ice cold.
An interesting aside about the Hawaiian POG drink is that the caps for the bottles inspired the Pog game fad from the 1990s. The collectible cardboard circles were used by the Haleakala Dairy as a marketing gimmick until a teacher on Oahu’s North Shore used them to teach her students a game from there it took off across the country until everyone from professional sports teams to ninja turtles had their own set of caps. You can read more about the rise and fall of the game here.
Making POG Juice at Home
Our POG juice recipe is easy to make at home and doesn’t include any additional sugar or other sweeteners, like a lot of other recipes, because the juices are already sweet and delicious.
Here are a couple links to the passion fruit and guava juices we like to use, both are 100 percent real fruit juice and are available online and in a lot of grocery stores in the bottled juice section. For the orange juice, we recommend using whatever you drink at home.
- 16 oz orange juice
- 16 oz passion fruit juice
- 16 oz guava juice
- In a large pitcher mix the orange, passion fruit, and guava juices together.
- Chill the juice for at least a half hour or so to let the flavors come together.
- Serve chilled with sliced oranges as a garnish.