1 large gold pineapple, cut into chunks
2-3 sprigs fresh sage
4 cups water, divided use
1/4 cup sugar (optional)
Place the pineapple, sage and 1 cup water in a blender. Blend until very smooth. Place a fine sieve over a bowl or pitcher and whisk the mixture until all of the juice is extracted. Discard the remaining solids. Add the remaining water and (if needed) sugar. Refrigerate at least 4 hours prior to serving.
Literally "fresh water" agua fresca is water based drink that is made with fresh fruit. It is the perfect beverage for a hot day because it is lighter than juice but just as refreshing as water. We are growing sage in our garden this year and it was just big enough to pick some today so I thought I'd toss it in to temper the sweetness of the pineapple a bit. My pineapple was super sweet (it is pineapple season, after all) so I didn't have to add any extra sugar but it is traditional and you might need some.