Pic from <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BigPineapple">here_

I love pineapple but as a food it always seems to have such a tremendous amount of waste. Perhaps this is why tinned pineapple is so popular?

So when I bought a pineapple this week, I decided to use the core and skin to make pineapple cordial. It’s a light and flavourful drink, without the sweetness of fresh pineapple or pineapple juice. As I don’t like sweet drinks it worths wonderfully.

I love <a href="https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1960s-PINEAPPLE-SHAPED-PLASTIC-PITCHER-Minerware-with-6-pineapple-mugs-/221488809564?pt=DinnerwareServingDishes&hash=item3391c3065c">this pineapple jug!


  • Skin of 1 pineapple (you could also use the core if you aren’t eating it)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 5 cups water


  1. Place pineapple skins, sugar and water in a large saucepan.
  2. Cook on a simmer for 30 mins.
  3. Juice the lemon and add to the mixture.
  4. Sit covered overnight
  5. Strain into a jug or bottle and store in the refrigerator.

To use: Top cordial with water or sparkling water or add to your favourite cocktail. Cordial keeps in the fridge for about 3 weeks.