Sunset Cooler Recipe
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 pandan leaves
- 1 fresh pineapple - peeled, cored and chopped
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 whole cloves
step 1: To Make the Basic Syrup: Place sugar, 1 cup water and pandan leaves in a deep saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove pandan leaves and strain the syrup. Allow to cool for use as a basic syrup. Store the syrup in a bottle in the refrigerator.
step 2: To Make the Cooler: In a blender or food processor, puree the pineapple chunks. Strain and reserve the juice.
step 3: In a deep saucepan, combine the pineapple pulp, 1 1/2 cups water, cinnamon stick and cloves. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, strain and discard pulp and spices. Allow the reserved liquid to cool.
step 4: In a pitcher, combine spiced pineapple syrup and reserved pineapple juice. Stir in enough cooled Basic Syrup to sweeten to your taste. Chill in refrigerator.
step 5: To serve, pour into glasses full of crushed ice.