Pineapple-Mint Juice


Mintedpineapple juice evokes the drinks served by vendors on the beaches of easternBrazil.


  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped (about 6 cups)

  • 5 cups ice, plus more for glasses

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • ½ cup loosely packed fresh mint, plus sprigs for garnish (optional)


  1. Puree the pineapple in a blender until smooth. Pour puree through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Return half the juice to blender; blend with half the ice and sugar. Add half the mint; pulse to combine. Transfer to a pitcher; repeat with remaining ingredients. Stir just before serving; pour into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

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