Pineapple Ginger Cilantro Limeade

I was given a couple pineapples yesterday, and it was so sweet and delicious I decided that I needed to use it in a couple recipes besides just eating them.  I used one in a tropical cake, which I will be sharing this weekend, but I also used some to make one of the most refreshing and delicious drinks I have ever made.  A Pineapple Ginger Cilantro Limeade.  I usually gravitate towards using berries in my limeade and lemonade, but I changed it up this time and I was happy I did.  Also, usually is my herb of choice in drinks, but I happened to have cilantro so I figured why not?  The ginger syrup was a delicious addition as well, adding a bit of a bite.  This drink was so refreshing and delicious!  It was as balanced as a cocktail made by a very skilled bartender, but without the booze. If you drink tequila or rum, I would think it would be a nice addition to this, even though I go for virgin cocktails myself since I no longer drink alcohol.  Also, if you didn't want to go through the trouble of making a syrup, you can blend the ginger in with the pineapple, and sweeten with your choice of liquid sweetener.

Pineapple Ginger Cilantro Limeade

Makes 2

about 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
ice cubes
1/2 cup fresh organic pineapple, pureed
1/4 cup ginger syrup* or to taste

4 cups filtered water

2/3 cup lime juice
Place ice cubes into the bottoms of 2 glasses with the cilantro. Muddle to crush the cilantro.  Add pineapple, and ginger syrup to a glass with 2 cups water, 1/3 cup lime juice and stir until blended.

*ginger syrup
1/4 cup raw coconut nectar or maple syrup
1/4 cup filtered water
1 Tbsp chopped ginger
Combine all ingredients in a small jar, and shake to dissolve syrup.  Let sit at least overnight to infuse and keep in the fridge for up to a few weeks.

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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

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