Agua de piña, or pineapple water, is a traditional Mexican drink that helps to beat the heat this time of year.
Keyword: agua de fruta, pineapple
You will want to make this in two batches, because it will overflow your blender otherwise.
Begin by cutting your pineapple into chunks. The best way to slice a pineapple, in my experience, is to cut the top and bottom off of it. Then cut it into quarters. Slice out the little bit of core on the edge of each quarter. Then slice your knife down through the fruit but not through the skin. Start by slicing it in half lengthwise and then do the same going the other direction, cutting the fruit into about one-inch chunks.
Now, carefully run your knife between the fruit and the skin, and it should easily come off in perfect-sized chunks. If any of the green bits come away with the fruit, trim it off.
Combine half of the pineapple, water and sugar in a blender and blend until everything is smooth. Repeat with the second half.
Pour the mixture into a pitcher or jug through a fine strainer (I had to keep jostling the contents of mine, because it was getting clogged up as it strained).
Serve at room temperature or out of the fridge. No ice needed.
Agua de Piña https://spiceupkitchen.net/2019/06/20/youll-pine-for-this-fresh-summer-treat/ June 20, 2019 "Spice Up Your Life" by Lindsey Young