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.


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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


  • 1 lb pineapple
  • 12 oz simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar)
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  • Step 1

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

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  • Step 2

    Cut those slices into 8 wedges.

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

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  • 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.

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  • Step 4

    Strain out all of the syrup through a mesh strainer.

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  • Step 5

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

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  • Step 6

    Bottle and refrigerate for up to two weeks.

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