Well, it’s very, very useful at getting some of the raw ingredients necessary for plantation iced tea.
Plantation Iced Tea:
- 8 cups very dark black tea (let the tea steep for a good long time)
- 1/4 cup simple syrup
- 1 cup fresh pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- sprigs of fresh mint
Mix together the black tea, the pineapple juice, lemon juice and the simple syrup. Take a sprig or two of the mint in the palm of your hand and smack them with your other hand to release the mint flavor. Put the smacked sprigs into a glass with some ice and pour the tea mixture over top. Sit back, feel the warmth of the sun on your skin and enjoy.
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Have you figured it out yet? Kind of big to be juicing a lemon with….so yes! It’s a pineapple slicer and corer. Not convinced? I wasn’t either, but it worked like a charm. The one I have is by Vacu Vin – let me show you how it works.
First you need to cut off the top of a pineapple where the “leaves” (a bit tough to be called leaves, in my opinion, but I have no idea what else to call them). Once the top has been cut off, you put the tool on top of the pineapple and press down so the round blade at the bottom fits flush on the top of the pineapple
And now, just turn the handle, pressing down lightly. The result? A deftly cored pineapple with easy to pull apart rings – which are great to throw into a juicer for fresh pineapple juice.
Pretty cool isn’t it?