Pineapple Paradise

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/2 cup sugar

One 2-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced

2 cups pineapple juice

1 liter seltzer


6 ounces spiced rum, optional

4 pineapple chucks


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar with 1/2 cup water and the ginger slices. Bring to a simmer to dissolve the sugar, then remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large pitcher, stir together the ginger simple syrup, pineapple juice and seltzer. Pour into ice-filled glasses and add 1 1/2 ounces of rum to each glass, if using. Garnish each with a pineapple chunk.