Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pineapple Lemonade Spritzer

This is a delicious drink for a summer barbecue.  You make a pineapple-lemonade syrup and mix individual servings with sparkling water to create a refreshing and satisfying beverage.  Since you only need 2 ounces of the syrup for each serving, this goes quite a long way.  I never have ice on hand, so we had these sans ice, which was just fine- add ice if you want.

June is here- I can't wait for more sun and some warmer weather!!

Pineapple Lemonade Spritzer
adapted from Allrecipes

3 cups pineapple juice
3 lemons, juiced
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup honey

6 slices lemon
1 (2 liter) bottle carbonated water

1.  To make the pineapple lemon syrup:  In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine pineapple juice, sugar and honey.  Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 minute.  Add fresh lemon juice to the mixture.  Allow to cool, then refrigerate overnight.

2.  Fill glasses with ice.  Place a slice of lemon in each glass.  Stir pineapple-lemon syrup and pour 2 fluid ounces into each glass.  Fill glasses to the top with carbonated water; stir.
*The syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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For Goodness Sake said...

For some reason, I'm picturing you using pineapple juice from freshly picked pineapples. ;)

What A Dish! said...

Lol, no- that would be fun (how do you juice a pineapple anyway) but the local pineapples are very expensive, like 5 times more expensive than one imported from South America. Go figure!