Summer has arrived in Tennessee — it’s sunny, it’s humid, and it’s predicted to be over 90 degrees every day for the foreseeable future. Even though lots of people loathe hot weather like this, I actually don’t mind it. As long as I have access to plenty of shade, some air conditioning, and cool beverages, I feel pretty comfortable. And steamy weather like this always inspires me to try out some new refreshing drink recipes — like this spritzer, with pineapple juice, lime juice, coconut water, + sparkling water.
This drink was super delicious, incredibly refreshing, and so easy to make. A little tart, a little citrusy, a little sweet, and unbelievably satisfying on a hot day. It’s definitely going to be my go-to drink for summer parties and cookouts this year! I love that it has a slightly fancy taste + look that makes it perfect for parties, but it truly is no more difficult to make than a pitcher of lemonade. It is fantastic just as written, and it would be excellent with a splash of rum added, if you’re wanting something a little more decadent. So, if you’re looking to jazz up the drink menu at your next summer cookout, give this simple, wonderful spritzer a try!
Pineapple, Lime, + Coconut Spritzer
serves 8, adapted from Real Simple
3 cups pineapple juice
2 cups coconut water
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 8 limes)
2 cups sparkling water or club soda
1/2 pineapple, cut into wedges (for garnish)
lime wedges and/or mint leaves (for garnish)
Combine the pineapple juice, coconut water, and lime juice in a large pitcher. Chill for 30 minutes or up to 12 hours.
Just before serving, add the club soda/sparkling water. Divide between 8 glasses, and serve over ice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge, lime wedge + mint leaves, if desired.