Print
Agua de Pina (Mexican Pineapple Water). This drink is amazing and refreshing!

Easy Agua de Pina Recipe (Mexican Pineapple Water)

Course Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Christina Lakey

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh ripe pineapple skinned, cored, and cut into chunks
  • 8-9 cups of water divided
  • 1-2 cups of granulated sugar depending on taste

Instructions

  1. Put your pineapple chunks in a blender.
  2. Add about 2 cups water.
  3. Blend until pulverized.
  4. Add about an additional 2 cups of water so that the foam will separate from the juice.
  5. Use a spoon to get the majority of the foamy pulp out.
  6. Pour the drink through a fine mesh sieve to strain the rest of the pulp. You may want to do this a couple times.
  7. Stir in the rest of the water and sugar until desired flavor and sweetness.

Recipe Notes

As mentioned in the comments, you can use a simple syrup to replace the sugar. A simple syrup is made by either 1:1 ratio of 1:2 ratio of water to granulated sugar (depending how thick you want the syrup to be). Heat until just starting to boil and sugar is dissolved.

I personally like just using the granulated sugar because I feel like it dissolves just fine in the juice but if you are wanting to make sure that it is perfectly smooth, a simple syrup is a great solution. I would recommend cooling the syrup before using it though, or adding a lot of ice because I like this drink coldy cold cold! :D