fun summer drink recipe

This fun summer drink recipe is perfect for the sweltering hot dog-days of summer.  I originally found the recipe in Real Simple magazine and whipped it up with my kids last week.  It’s delicious and easy as pie.

I like pie.

Ingredients for Sparkling Pineapple Ginger Ale:

-12 oz ginger ale

-1 1/2 cups pineapple juice

-slices of fresh pineapple cut into wedges

Measure out your ginger ale and pour it into the pineapple juice,

like so.

Garnish with pineapple, and you’re done.

If I were you, I’d whip up a whole batch of this fun summer drink recipe, and have some friends over to barbecue.  They’ll never know this recipe was so easy to make.  And if you prefer a little something-something in your drink, Real Simple recommends adding 1/2 cup rum to the recipe.

Everyone wins.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. kimberly :

    you can make a float out of this: add a scoop of pineapple sorbet or vanilla ice cream. kinda like that drink at disneyland…

    • Allison :


      Mmmmm, with a little bit of yummmm on the side.

  2. danish :

    Perfect for your new thrifted glasses too! And how about a little paper umbrella?

  3. Petit Elefant :

    I know, right? Why didn’t I think of a paper umbrella? It would have sealed the deal completely!

  4. Cathy :

    YUM! I love pineapple!

    • Allison :

      Me too! It’s really delicious.

  5. Selene :

    Looks sooo yummy and refreshing!