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Summertime Is Time For Pineapple Lemonade

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Last Modified: June 9, 2024
Published: June 9, 2024

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Pineapple Lemonade May Be The Best Drink This Season

Who loves relaxing on summer weekends? We all work extra hard all week so we can enjoy a slower pace when Saturday rolls around. This beautiful pineapple lemonade is a perfect way to cool off and enjoy being a little lazy.

We can’t wait for summer weekends when we can gather at the lake, enjoy seeing the sun slip down after a long, leisurely day, and watch the stars come out. Summer never lasts long enough, and we can never get enough time with family and friends, laughing and talking around a table loaded with wonderful food.

pineapple lemonade

Spring was slow to arrive here, and we welcome these warm summer nights. In this punch, lemonade gets a touch of smooth sweetness from pineapple juice, and together, they have a definite tropical vibe. When you add ginger ale, you get some added sparkle and a little fizz.

Why You'll Love This Pineapple Lemonade

It only takes a few minutes and a few simple ingredients to stir up this gorgeous drink and put it in the fridge to chill. Pineapple lemonade looks amazing in a pretty pitcher or dispenser—it just looks and feels festive!

You only need a handful of ingredients, and they’re all easy to find. I used frozen pineapple juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate, and sugar-free ginger ale. Scrub and dry the lemons before slicing them. Use them to float in the lemonade and garnish the glasses for a festive touch.

How To Choose The Perfect Pineapple

A chunk or spear of fresh pineapple would make a great garnish for this gorgeous drink. Have you ever wondered how to select a perfect pineapple in the produce department? Here are a few tips to help you fearlessly find the best one.

  • Look for a pineapple that has a golden yellow color on the skin. Avoid pineapples that are mostly green or brown.
  • Smell the base of the pineapple. It should have a sweet, tropical aroma.
  • Gently press the skin of the pineapple. It should be slightly firm but not too soft or mushy. If it’s too hard, it may not be ripe yet.
  • Check the leaves at the top of the pineapple. If they are green and fresh-looking, it’s a good sign that the pineapple is ripe. However, if the leaves are brown or wilted, the pineapple may be overripe.
  • I have also learned that a bottom leaf close to the fruit should pull out fairly easily, showing the fruit is beginning to get a bit soft, how we want it!

Add Vodka If You Want A Tipsy Adults-Only Version

For adults-only get-togethers and girlfriend gatherings, you may want to add some alcohol. Tito’s Vodka is a good choice for adding to lemonade because it adds a neutral alcohol flavor that complements the tartness of the lemonade.

Vodka is a clear, colorless spirit distilled from grains or potatoes and has a relatively neutral taste and odor. When added to this pineapple lemonade, vodka can enhance the overall flavor profile and provide a subtle kick of alcohol.

The amount of vodka in a cocktail depends on the recipe and the desired strength of the drink. Typically, vodka cocktails call for anywhere from 1 to 3 ounces per serving.

It’s always a good idea to start with the smallest amount of vodka and only add more as needed to ensure it’s balanced and to your liking. However, take it easy when adding vodka, as it has a high alcohol content.

If you choose to add vodka to your lemonade, be sure to drink responsibly. A good host will always have food available when serving alcoholic beverages and never let guests drink and drive.

It would be best to add the ginger ale close to when you will serve the pineapple lemonade to retain as much fizz as possible. Serve over ice and garnish as you like. This is a lovely beverage for summer enjoyment!

Yield: 10 servings

Pineapple Lemonade

pineapple lemonade

Here's a recipe for a delicious sparkling pineapple lemonade with lemon slices for garnish. Add Vodka if desired to make it a refreshing adult beverage.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Two quarts of prepared lemonade
  • 16 ounces of Ginger ale
  • 16 ounces of pineapple juice
  • Sliced lemon for garnish, if desired
  • 10 ounces of vodka or to taste, optional

Instructions

  1. Mix lemonade and pineapple juice in a large pitcher or beverage dispenser.
  2. Add ginger ale close to serving time.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Chill for two hours.
  5. Add vodka if desired.
  6. Garnish with thinly sliced lemon and pineapple chucks or spears if desired.

Notes

I used frozen lemonade concentrate, frozen pineapple juice concentrate, and sugar-free ginger ale. Chunks or spears of fresh pineapple would make a great garnish, along with a lemon slice on the rim of the glass.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 0gSugar: 29gProtein: 0g

Summer weekends, whether they're at the lake or in the backyard are some of our favorite times. Here are some of the things our family loves to eat when we gather. Cucumber and Tomato Salad, Easy Crockpot Meatballs, and Root Beer Float Cake.

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