Pineapple Mint Lemonade is refreshing, light, and made with fresh-squeezed lemon juice. Serve at your next barbecue, or triple the recipe for a party. With a hint of cooling mint, this lemonade is a necessity on a hot day.
There is nothing better than an ice-cold lemonade on a hot summer day. This pineapple mint lemonade is refreshing, sweet, and cool - a new summer staple.
Freshly squeeze lemons are the star of the show, combined with subtly sweet pineapple juice. It's topped off with a refreshing mint simple syrup - made with fresh mint leaves.
If there's one note to make about this recipe, it's that fresh ingredients are a must!
Lemon juice, freshly squeezed, has a much better taste than a lemon juice concentrate.
If you don't have a garden at home, grab a bundle of mint leaves on your next shopping trip. They can be found in the produce section of your grocery store.
While this recipe is non-alcoholic and safe for kids, you are welcome to make your own additions. Readers have enjoyed this lemonade with a shot of bourbon mixed in, stating that it was reminiscent of a whiskey sour.
Your favorite clear liquor, like rum or vodka, would also work well.
Pineapple Mint Lemonade
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup mint leaves packed
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 2 cups water
- In a saucepan over medium heat, add granulated sugar, water, and mint leaves. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Lightly muddle mint leaves with a wooden spoon. Simmer for 1 minute, then remove from heat. Allow to steep until room temperature, about 15-20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, add pineapple juice, lemon juice, and water to a pitcher.
- When cooled, pour simple syrup mixture through a sieve to remove mint leaves. Add to juice mixture and stir until well combined. (Add more water as needed to achieve desired sweetness.)
- Refrigerate, or serve over ice and enjoy. Optionally garnish with additional mint leaves and lemon wedges.
- 6-8 lemons will give you about 1 cup of lemon juice, depending on size.
- Homemade lemonade will keep for 5 to 7 days in the refrigerator.