Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Organic Pineapple Lemonade


Organic Pineapple Lemonade
Lemonade is probably the definition of refreshing. It looks and tastes like sunshine...too much? 
Well its delish, that's the point. Its the perfect drink that makes you cool down, relax, and even can brighten
your day a little bit. Lemonade can make you feel fancy in some respect, its not the same old drink. I know
I'm making a drink sound like a magic potion...well it is! I dare someone to drink a lemonade and try to be 
sad and/or mad, not possible! Lemonade is the equivalent to the Snickers commercials, "Calm down Jake
have a lemonade...better? Better!" It really does perk you up.

This recipe shows you how to not only make lemonade, but a homemade pineapple lemonade. It is the 
definition of summer and refreshing. With the combo of fresh lemon and pineapple with a hint of a 
secret spice to make it even better. You can serve it by itself or pairs nicely with any of your favorite adult 
beverage mix ins. You can pair it with any of your favorite summery meals or cool down and enjoy 
whenever you need to be refreshed. Also makes a great freeze and serve frozen treat. Once its made, chill 
and serve whenever you want. Enjoy!

Organic Pineapple Lemonade 

Ingredients

1 cups organic raw sugar
2 cups water
2 cups fresh organic pineapple, chunked
1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed organic lemon juice
2 Pinches Cayenne pepper or more if you like (optional) 
2 Tablespoons fresh organic lemon zest

Directions
In a medium saucepan over med. high heat, bring 1 cup sugar, 2 cups water to boil, and cayenne to a boil. Cayenne is optional but it brightens up the lemonade and gives it great flavor, no spiciness at all. 



Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes until the sugar dissolves and the liquid is translucent.



Remove sugar syrup from heat and strain it threw a wire mesh strainer. This will remove all the zest. 







Transfer this mixture to a large measuring cup and add 1 cup of ice. Place in the fridge to cool it down completely. 

In a stand mixer/blender, add your pineapple. 



Once your sugar syrup has cooled down, add it to the blender and blend until completely smooth. 







At this point you can serve this as is, in a pitcher or you can strain the lemonade. This is if you like it pulp free but I do think either way it's delish. If you strain it, I advice you to save the pulp. It's like having pineapple applesauce and very tasty. Once everything is combined, chill until ready to serve and enjoy.


-Amy