4 cups jaboticaba fruit, sliced in half
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
a few slices ginger (optional)
Combine fruit, water, sugar, and ginger in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes. Once the fruit is soft, use a potato masher to crush the fruit. Add the lemon and allow it to simmer for 5 more minutes, then turn off the heat.
Once it’s room temperature, pour the juice through a fine-mesh strainer and refrigerate until ready to use.