26 January 2018

Mocktails featuring: pineapple

You guessed it folks, I bought a pineapple at the store today, so here are some more mocktails featuring everyone's favorite Hawaiian import. These are large-batch recipes so you can force your friends to finish our Drynuary with you, haha!



Pineapple-Jalapeno Mocktail

Serves 4

4-5 pieces of small pineapple pieces
1 jalapeno
few cilantro leaves
2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 chilled sparkling water or soda
1 teaspoon sugar or agave (optional to adjust sweetness)

In a small mixing bowl, muddle a few pineapple pieces, a small piece of jalapeno, some lime juice, a few cilantro leaves and agave. Divide the muddled mixture into four serving glasses. Add ice cubes followed by Pineapple juice and then top with sparkling water or soda.

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Pineapple-mint Shrub

Serves 6

1 pound fresh pineapple chunks (about 2 cups)
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons finely diced fresh ginger
1 cup roughly chopped fresh mint
1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
club soda or seltzer

Mix the pineapple chunks, sugar and fresh ginger. Put in a container with a lid and refrigerate for 1-2 days.

Macerate the fresh mint. Add it to the pineapple, sugar, and ginger mixture. Continue to refrigerate for another 1-2 days.

Add the apple cider vinegar, stir and refrigerate for another 1-2 days. It helps to keep the timing written on the container top, so you know when you added each ingredient

When ready to serve, (straight or on the rocks) strain out the fresh mint and add club soda or seltzer to taste.