Pineapple Mint Lemonade is refreshing, light, and made with fresh-squeezed lemon juice. Serve it to the family 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.
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.