If you like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain… we have a perfect syrup for you, but we can’t do much about the rain part.

Pineapple

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Throwing a luau? We’ve got you. This pineapple syrup is perfect for your rum-based and tiki-style drink needs. Plus, it saves the time and mess of cutting up pineapples and the cost of purchasing them out-of-season. Just have this awesome pineapple syrup prepared and on-hand. You’ve got this.

Pineapple Syrup

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 hours
  • Total Time:5 hours and 5 minutes
  • Servings:Makes 12 oz. simple syrup
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 1 lb pineapple
  • 12 oz simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar)
Photo by Parker Luthman
Photo by Parker Luthman

Step 1

Trim both ends of the pineapple, then cut it crosswise into ¾-inch slices.

Photo by Parker Luthman
Photo by Parker Luthman

Step 2

Cut those slices into 8 wedges.

#SpoonTip: Cutting off the peel is optional, but suggested.

Photo by Parker Luthman
Photo by Parker Luthman

Step 3

Combine the pineapples wedges and simple syrup in a large bowl and leave to macerate for at least 5 hours in the refrigerator. Stir or mash the fruit lightly every 2 hours.

#SpoonTip: Letting the fruit macerate longer extracts more flavor out of it for more pineapple goodness. However, 24 hours should be the max amount of time.

Photo by Parker Luthman
Photo by Parker Luthman

Step 4

Strain out all of the syrup through a mesh strainer.

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Photo by Parker Luthman

Step 5

Press on the pineapple to extract as much liquid as possible.

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Photo by Parker Luthman

Step 6

Bottle and refrigerate for up to two weeks.

Photo by Parker Luthman
Photo by Parker Luthman