Are you craving the sunshine? I know I am! Brighten up your winter blues with this springtime beverage! The mix of strawberry and pineapple will transport you to a tropical island. All you need is a beach! Remember, the first day of spring is March 20th! Enjoy!
Strawberry Pineapple Purée
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and coarsely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, preferably raw cane
1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
Combine the strawberries and sugar in a small bowl and let sit for about 20 minutes, until the mixture is very wet. Combine the mixture with the pineapple juice in a blender or food processor and purée.
Set a strainer over a small bowl and scrape the purée into the strainer, so that the liquid drains into the bowl below. Stir the purée gently as it strains to get as much liquid as possible without forcing any solids into the strained liquid. Discard the solids, reserving the liquid. You should have about 2 cups.
The purée can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 day, but is best if used immediately.
To Mix with Seltzer:
2/3 cup strawberry pineapple purée
2/3 cup seltzer
Spoon the purée into a tall glass. Add the seltzer and stir just until blended. Add ice and serve.
Hannah is a Rent the Runway Rep at the University of Colorado Boulder majoring in Communications and Political Science. She serves as the Event Chairman of her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and has interned with various fashion & beauty retailers such as Betsey Johnson, Madewell and Yes To Carrots. She has a passion for all social media and an addiction to the world of fashion. When she’s not fully absorbed in school, party planning and fashion blogs, she is clumsily creating culinary “masterpieces” in her kitchen.
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