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A light, refreshing pineapple mint sparkler, perfect for making any moment sparkle. As delicious as it is pretty, this is super easy to make!
After my work day, when I get home, I’m in need of a drink (and a nap – but that’s a story for another day). I’ve long been a person who enjoys sparkling water as a thirst quencher. Something to sip on while I prep dinner, and there’s something slightly more … fancy… about bubbly water vs still! I love to mix it up and add flavors, and pretty garnishes to my drinks, make it just that little bit more special, without adding a ton of calories. Still has to be healthy, right?
I mean – PINEAPPPLE flavored sparkling water? Not sweet like a soda, but not plain like regular sparkling water – FANCY!!! Naturally, I couldn’t leave it alone and just provide the drinks, ice and glasses. Oh no. No. We need MINT INFUSED SYRUP to add to these little beauties. We need limes. We need pineapples. We need a hammock… Okay, maybe not a hammock right NOW, but can you imagine?
When we have guests over, I like having a tray of drinks waiting when they arrive. I’m usually blatting around in my kitchen, trying to finish whatever I’m cooking for them, so having this part already prepared, makes me look like a stellar hostess. I’m all about THAT.
If you make this simple mint-infused syrup ahead of time (recipe below), you can have it ready and chilled for when you need it. A quick chop of some fruit and you have … pineapple mint sparkler FABULOUSNESS.
Here’s how I concocted my Pineapple Mint Sparklers:
Here’s how to make the simple syrup (full recipe below):
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- mint sprigs
- Combine the water and sugar in a heavy bottomed saucepan, and heat until sugar is dissolved. Add the mint sprigs, and bring to a rolling boil.
- Turn the heat down, and let simmer for 3 minutes, or until your syrup is a pale green color.
- Strain the syrup into a glass jar or bottle and allow to cool.