PINEAPPLE COOLER

 

Here’s another party favorite, this time from Ghana. Try this accompanied by some appetizers. Some hosts add vodka or gin to really liven up the party.

 

1 fresh pineapple

3 whole cloves

peelings from half an orange

1 quart boiling water

sugar to taste

ice cubes

1 sprig fresh mint for garnish

 

Slice the skin off the pineapple and save the peels. Chop 1 cup of the pineapple fruit for use.

Place the pineapple peelings and fruit, cloves, and orange peelings into a bowl or jar. Add the boiling water, cover, and let stand for 24 hours. Strain through a strainer or cheesecloth. Sweeten with sugar as desired.

Pour over ice cubes and serve with a sprig of fresh mint on top.

 

Makes 1 quart.

 

country : Ghana

course : beverage

 

source : Flavors of Africa Cookbook : Spicy African cooking - from indigenous recipes to those influenced by Asian and European settlers / Dave DeWitt, Mary Jane Wilan and Melissa T. Stock

 

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