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    Glorious Grilled Pineapple & Mint Lemonade (Gluten-Free)

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      This tart, fruity twist marries classic lemonade with fresh mint and smokey grilled pineapple for a delightfully refreshing afternoon drink that goes perfectly with your favorite grilled foods and snacks.


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    Celiac.com 05/05/2018 - With warm days on the horizon and hot days around the corner, a cool beverage will be mandatory, and a tasty new cool beverage recipe will be like money in the bank. This tart, fruity twist marries classic lemonade with fresh mint and smokey grilled pineapple for a delightfully refreshing afternoon drink that goes perfectly with your favorite grilled foods and snacks. Be sure to add a chunk of pineapple or a slice of lemon to the rim of the glass. 

    This glorious marriage grilled pineapple, mint and lemonade is a crisp, fruity twist marries classic lemonade with fresh mint and smokey grilled pineapple for a delightfully refreshing afternoon drink that goes perfectly with your favorite grilled foods and snacks.



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    Ingredients:

    • 12 ounces fresh pineapple, sliced 
    • 8 cups hot water 
    • 6-7 tablespoons granulated sugar, to taste 
    • 2 cups fresh lemon juice (10-12 large lemons)
    • Sprigs of fresh mint

    Directions: 
    Grill peeled and cored pineapple slices on a hot, well-oiled grill until juicy, but with nice char marks on both sides.

    Set grilled pineapple slices aside to cool.

    Combine 48 cups hot water and sugar in a large pitcher, and stir with a whisk until sugar is fully dissolved.

    Process pineapple 1 mint sprig and lemon juice in a blender until relatively smooth.

    Pour mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into pitcher with sugar mixture; discard solids. 

    Stir well until fully blended. 

    Serve over muddled mint and ice.

    Garnish with a seared pineapple slice, fresh lemon slices and/or sprigs of mint.

    If you're a grown-up who is booze inclined, you can add vodka, tequila or clear rum as desired.

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  • About Me

    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,500 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.

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