I had been here about three years before I tried this juice, pineapple with mint. I guess I was not paying attention to what everyone else was drinking besides beer and caipirinhas. Recipe: cut up a pineapple and put it in a blender; add some water; throw in some fresh mint; blend until mint is teeny tiny. Drink! This is one of my favorite beverages of all time. Talk about your antioxidants. You can even use pineapple that is slightly past its prime. Buddy has a mint garden in the windowbox outside his bedroom so we get it for free, even though he would like to charge us. Our garden has a lot of goodies but pineapples aren’t one of them. Those I (Ana Maria the housekeeper!) purchase at the local fruit stand.