Sweet, tart, and super refreshing, this Agua de Piña is a delightful drink for summertime. Try making your own Pineapple Agua Fresca for your next backyard bbq and revel in the "oohs" and "ahhhs" of your family!
Light simple syrup, 1 cup of granulated sugar and 2 cups of water
2ripe pineapples, cubed
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-heat just long enough for the sugar to melt. Remove from the heat and allow to cool down before using.
Agua de Piña:
Place pineapple cubes into a blender and blend. Add 2 cups of water to get blender going. You will have to do this in two batches. Run through a sieve to remove pulp and discard. Put juice into a pitcher and add the remaining water.
Add 1 cup of simple syrup or as much as you like depending on the sweetness of your pineapple and to your liking.
Serve over ice.
Leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to three days.
If fresh pineapple isn't available, or you don't want to go to the trouble of peeling and cubing it, frozen pineapple is a wonderful alternative. Just be sure to allow the fruit to mostly defrost before blending, or you'll end up with more of a pineapple smoothie than an agua fresca!