Serves 4 8-Ounce Servings
This frugal drink utilizes the peel of the pineapple. It's a sin not to make this drink every time you use the flesh of a fresh pineapple. You'll never carelessly discard the peel again once you've tasted this thirst-quenching treat.


  • Peel of 1 pineapple, washed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon peeled, freshly grated ginger (from about one 1/2-inch piece)
  • Ice, for serving


  1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat.
  2. Place pineapple peel, sugar, cloves, and ginger in a large heatproof pitcher. Pour boiling water into pitcher and stir to combine. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours; strain. Transfer to refrigerator to chill; serve over ice.
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