Mexican Pineapple Mint Water – Agua Fresca de Piña con Menta

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Fresh Pineapple, rind removed
  • 50 Fresh Spearmint Leaves, or to taste, washed
  • 1.5 – 2 Liters Water
  • 1/4 Cup White Sugar or Honey, or to taste

Directions:

Chop the pineapple and add it to the blender pitcher. Then fill the pitcher with water to about the 5-cups mark.

Blend on high until smooth.

Pour directly into a 2-liter (or 2-quart) pitcher. (Do not strain the blended pineapple.)

Add the fresh spearmint leaves to the blender pitcher and fill it with water to about the 3-cup mark.

Blend on high about 30 seconds.

Pour the mint water through a sieve set over the pitcher containing the pineapple water. Add another 2 to 3 cups of water to the blender pitcher to rinse it out, pouring this through the sieve as well.

Discard the mint remaining in the sieve.

Depending on the sweetness of your pineapple and your choice of sugar or honey, you might only need to add a little sugar or honey to the water. You might want to sample your water before adding anything to sweeten it. You’ll probably add about 1/4 cup, but basically just sweeten it to taste. Stir with a wooden spoon to dissolve completely.

Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, or serve over ice. Stir before serving.

Enjoy!

Recipe Posted by Lindsay

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