Cristina's Costa Rican Fruit Punch

Tropical fruit, chopped
Orange juice, optional
Sugar to taste
Rum or brandy, optional

Choose ripe fruit such as bananas, papaya, pineapple, mango, melons and any other tropical fruit available.
Place fruit in a large jug and cover with water and juice. If you want more to drink, add more liquid.
Sweeten with sugar.
Let fruit marinate (and flavour the punch) in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
Add rum or brandy just before serving. Serve punch with pieces of the chopped fruit.