Pineapple Lemonade

Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

This is a recipe from the Azores Islands (just off the west coast of Portugal). They're known for growing some of the world’s best pineapples that pack quite an intense citrus flavor. Today, the Azorean island of São Miguel hosts more than 6,000 pineapple greenhouses (something that’s unique to the Azores) which raise the majority of the pineapples sold in the Azores and Portugal. This recipe features fresh São Miguel pineapple and locally grown lemons and limes, and it results in a refreshing, tangy pitcher of the best lemonade available.


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Comments:

Serves:

6 to 8

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 c
water
1 c
fresh lemon juice
1 c
fresh pineapple juice
2 Tbsp
fresh lime juice
5 c
cold water
1 large
lemon, thinly sliced
1 medium
lime, thinly sliced
5-8 sprig(s)
fresh mint leaves
ice cubes (when serving)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Make a simple syrup by combining the sugar and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool.
2
In a large pitcher, whisk together the cooled simple syrup, lemon juice, pineapple juice, lime juice and 5 cups water. Add the sliced lemon, sliced lime and mint leaves, and stir gently. Place pitcher in the refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.
3
To serve, pour into tall glasses over ice cubes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Portugese
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium, Low Carb