Santol-ade {Wild Mangosteen Juice}


  • 4 large santol/wild mangosteen
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • lots of ice
  • ¼ cup calamansi juice {optional}


  1. Dissolve sugar in 3 cups water.
  2. Peel santol/wild mangosteen and chop it up horizontally and vertically.
  3. Crumble it into pieces into the water with dissolved sugar.
  4. Do this one by one to prevent the rind from turning brown.
  5. You can also purée half the rind using a blender. It would be a lot more flavorful.
  6. Add the rest of the water and calamansi juice. Stir.
  7. Steep in the fridge for 4 hours, letting the flavor of the rind and the seeds into the water.
  8. Serve with lots of ice