Brad Makes a Fermented Mexican Pineapple Drink (Tepache) | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 10 May 2017
  • Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, Brad Leone, is back with episode 7 of "It’s Alive," and this time he’s brewing up a refreshing batch of tepache. Highlights include, "I want to drink this all summer long" and "I hope this doesn't blow up."

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    Join Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, Brad Leone, on a wild, roundabout and marginally scientific adventure exploring fermented foods and more. From cultured butter and kombucha, to kimchi and miso, to beer and tepache, learn how to make fermented and live foods yourself.

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Comments • 2 125

  • Sarah Kieny
    Sarah Kieny  3 years back

    Can you please add the actual measurements and full directions in the description or provide a link?
    I'd like to make this with a pineapple I have ripening on my counter at home!

    • The HolographicSweater
      The HolographicSweater  3 weeks back

      Sarah Kieny take it easy he’s married

    • Matt Carner
      Matt Carner  1 months back

      @Bon Appétit Slightly different? lol

    • Kevin Duong
      Kevin Duong  1 months back

      Robert M Av

    • mrknappster888
      mrknappster888  2 months back


    • PrivatePublic
      PrivatePublic  3 months back

      The all important question, what's the shelf life usually? With so much sugar to keep feeding the yeast I'd guess not too long before it goes to alcohol or vinegar but I've seen different people say a few days to maybe months

  • dev bachu
    dev bachu  3 days back

    U a boss

    • Michelleiscul
      Michelleiscul  4 days back

      The name's Leone, Brad Leone.

      • George Sharp
        George Sharp  5 days back

        6:10 - probably the best bit of the whole video.

        • Remy Cakes
          Remy Cakes  5 days back

          Is there any way to be sure you've gotten the good bacteria and aren't going to poison yourself or others with salmonella or some other bad bacteria? Is good taste and smell enough insurance?

          • jawsua3225
            jawsua3225  5 days back

            Did you use your Bob Kramer as a bottle open?!?!? That is a $300 knife!

            • jessayn
              jessayn  6 days back

              Yeah I’m making this and mix it with some FIREBALL...Merry Freaking Christmas!!!!

              • Nicolás Escobar
                Nicolás Escobar  1 weeks back

                Brad could you make Apple cider?

                • BubblewrapHighway
                  BubblewrapHighway  1 weeks back

                  Who in their right mind wouldn't sponsor this show?

                  • Stuart simpson
                    Stuart simpson  1 weeks back

                    How long did it take to fermentation before you put it in bottles?

                    • Awesomely Hooked
                      Awesomely Hooked  1 weeks back

                      LMAO I am ashamed at how hard I laugh at the spelling of Brad's words and the editing every freaking video

                      • Grey Clawson
                        Grey Clawson  2 weeks back

                        would love to see you attempt 'Kompache'. Kombucha with pineapple juice as a sugar sub

                        • Korey Stankiewicz
                          Korey Stankiewicz  2 weeks back

                          Is it ever worth adding yeast to things like this ?

                          • Admiral Nyxes
                            Admiral Nyxes  3 weeks back

                            That minion caught me off guard hahaha

                            • Addi Price
                              Addi Price  3 weeks back

                              I made this sometime last year and when I carbonated it, the liquid came flying out of the bottle when I opened it 😂

                              • Matt Carner
                                Matt Carner  3 weeks back

                                I've made three batches in the last month. Two of them had the same problem. The first was the only one that worked properly and boy did it ever!

                            • James Patton
                              James Patton  3 weeks back

                              Lil woody

                              • thammy silva
                                thammy silva  3 weeks back

                                TJE SEAL 😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣 this editing is perfect 💗

                                • Catrina
                                  Catrina  3 weeks back

                                  Bone apple tea 🥂

                                  • Big_buddy lando
                                    Big_buddy lando  4 weeks back

                                    I lost it at 5:56 😂

                                    • Thoht Qube
                                      Thoht Qube  4 weeks back


                                      • Mike L
                                        Mike L  4 weeks back

                                        Brad with the Archer reference strikes again lol

                                        • Bee
                                          Bee  1 months back

                                          I would love to see brad make ginger/root beer

                                          • jettbeauty
                                            jettbeauty  1 months back

                                            _brad, you should sell this, cause I'm not making it!_

                                            • Bigtasty28
                                              Bigtasty28  1 months back

                                              I did this. How long did you leave it in the jar before bottling it.

                                              • Bk Bk
                                                Bk Bk  1 months back

                                                Brad makes a fermented Mexican.

                                                • Alex Williams
                                                  Alex Williams  1 months back

                                                  He reminds me so much of Charlie Kelly for no reason 😂

                                                  • Elaina Hall
                                                    Elaina Hall  1 months back

                                                    Is it alcohol or can I make it into alcohol?

                                                    • Haywood Jablomey
                                                      Haywood Jablomey  1 months back

                                                      I make kombucha, and I leave it out on the counter for 4 days, and I'm in Texas, so that drink could've stayed bottled on the counter another couple days. It comes out more like a fresh soda when left out that long. I think I'm gonna tackle this drink next, sounds like it'd go right along with the kombucha.

                                                      • Dahlia Vaffanculo
                                                        Dahlia Vaffanculo  1 months back

                                                        ¿Qué es mas macho? Pineapple, or knife?

                                                        • Taric Alani
                                                          Taric Alani  1 months back

                                                          Just let me understand something. He put sugar and a bunch of fruit in a bottle and let it sit out at room temperature for DAYS and then drank it‽ THAT'S ROTTEN!

                                                          • Elsie W
                                                            Elsie W  1 months back

                                                            this show is like a professional aeries kitchen with julian solomita

                                                            • kjcorder
                                                              kjcorder  2 weeks back

                                                              everything is edible and looks good. you won't find any banana peel "pulled pork" here.

                                                          • Blah Blah
                                                            Blah Blah  1 months back

                                                            Brad needs a podcast

                                                            • Tomas Gallegos
                                                              Tomas Gallegos  2 months back

                                                              A few drops of lemon Will make it better

                                                              • erick monroy
                                                                erick monroy  2 months back

                                                                As far as I know you're not supposed to sealed when making Tepache??

                                                                • Daniel Collins
                                                                  Daniel Collins  2 months back

                                                                  I've made this very successfully changed things up a little bit by adding some star anise and using coconut sugar. after brewing added coconut cream, pineapplesage and mint for a bit of a summer cocktail.

                                                                  • Luis Vazquez
                                                                    Luis Vazquez  2 months back

                                                                    What is the shelf life after it’s done ?

                                                                    • Sara Snape
                                                                      Sara Snape  2 months back

                                                                      "That's how you get ants".
                                                                      You hear that Achievement Hunter?

                                                                      • Riley Gabriel
                                                                        Riley Gabriel  2 months back

                                                                        That's a great shirt, Brad

                                                                        • Chester Connell
                                                                          Chester Connell  2 months back

                                                                          Could you explain the use of the word "minion?" with an editorial arrow indicating a person who appears to be a woman? A Mexican? in your video?

                                                                          • Lindsay Smith
                                                                            Lindsay Smith  2 months back

                                                                            Chester Connell 😂😂 They mean the minions from the film despicable me! They wear yellow shirts with dungarees.

                                                                        • Hector Erickson Lopez Lowe

                                                                          You're only to use the pineapple peels, not the entire pineapple. No ginger necessary. Piloncillo is a must as its process is different from that of brown sugar. Three large Piloncillos, taste on the 2 day and if it needs more sweetnes add one more Piloncillo. Besides the cinnamon it also carries a few (6-7)cloves, again no ginger. Fermentation process 4-6days.

                                                                          • Hector Erickson Lopez Lowe

                                                                            Mexican tepache does not carry ginger in its making.

                                                                            • Jose Leyanna
                                                                              Jose Leyanna  2 months back

                                                                              Can you keep it for longer than 3 days in the bottles? I don't think my family would like it and I don't see myself drinking it all in a day

                                                                              • William Martin
                                                                                William Martin  2 months back

                                                                                I just put this together and found myself dropping things into the pitcher saying "bum, bum, bum".

                                                                                • Lando Polaroid
                                                                                  Lando Polaroid  2 months back


                                                                                  • Jessica Mikel
                                                                                    Jessica Mikel  2 months back

                                                                                    Brad makes syrup!

                                                                                    • SweetNote #IAMNOTALONE
                                                                                      SweetNote #IAMNOTALONE  2 months back

                                                                                      Adam Rapoport's office has a meat carcass painting?

                                                                                      • SweetNote #IAMNOTALONE
                                                                                        SweetNote #IAMNOTALONE  2 months back

                                                                                        Make curtido next

                                                                                        • Sony187ful
                                                                                          Sony187ful  2 months back

                                                                                          Being back Vinny. New ones not as good.