Pineapple plus Cilantro = lemonade??? Yes, you heard that correctly. I like to think of myself as a chemist in the kitchen and this is what I came up with. Infusing water with pineapple and cilantro is quite refreshing but this lemonade is going to be a Traphouse staple.
What you need
- 1/2 cup of lemon juice
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of water (to boil)
- 1 cup of pineapple juice
- 1 cup cilantro
- 6 cups of ice cold water
Bring one cup of water to a boil. Dissolve the 1 cup of sugar in the water.
Once your simple syrup is made it is time to infuse your cilantro.
Add the cup of cilantro to the syrup and let seep and chill for a couple of hours (2-4 hours).
Add your lemon juice and pineapple juice to a pitcher.
Sweeten to taste by adding 1/4-1 cup of your cilantro simple syrup to the juice.
Now add your 6 cups of ice cold water to your mixture, stir and serve!
Rum is optional but always necessary.