Spiked Pineapple and Pink Peppercorn Lemonade

A tequila-based pineapple lemonade with fragrant pink peppercorns.

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3 cups water, divided
1 cup granulated sugar
4 tablespoons whole pink peppercorns, crushed
4 cups DOLE® Pineapple Juice
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup tequila
as needed ice cubes


  1. Whisk together 1 cup water, sugar, and peppercorns in a small saucepot over high heat and bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Transfer to a heat-resistant container and place in refrigerator to cool. Once cool pour through a fine mesh strainer into serving pitcher or storage container. 
  2. Combine pineapple juice, 1 cup pink peppercorn simple syrup, remaining 2 cups water, lemon juice, and tequila in a serving pitcher and stir to properly incorporate. 
  3. Pour 8 oz. portions over an iced glass and serve immediately.
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