Grilled Pineapple Jalapeño Mocktail

 

Pineapple_Jalapeno_Mocktail

Pineapple_Jalapeno_Mocktail

OKAY!! I love my wine. There is nothing like relaxing with a glass of Pinot after a long day at work. Wine is good for you.., but no-wine is even better for you. I have given up on alcohol for next two months and, honestly speaking, I don’t miss it at all.., but then I’m not a frequent drinker. I enjoy a glass of wine once a week and some citrusy cocktails here and there. So, no wonder the absence of alcohol means anything.

Me and my friends arplanningng a girls only trip to Vegas in March. So when we were booking our tickets.., their first question to me was – “Aish, you won’t drink even in Vegas?”..,but then you really don’t have to douse yourself with alcohol to have fun, right? So, we will see about Vegas.

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So, now that I don’t reach for that bottle of wine on Friday evenings.., what I drink then? I make myself fun mocktails. They taste amazingly good and I don’t even feel the absence of alcohol in them. My latest favorite is smashing some fresh berries in tonic water and that tastes divine. And this Pineapple Jalapeno Mocktail has to be the second favorite for only one reason – I LOVE Grilled Pineapple and I can’t stress this enough. When you grill the fresh pineapple, it caramelizes the sugars and intensity the sweetness. And then when you muddle a bit of Jalapeno with the grilled pineapple, the heat from Jalapeno adds the right amount of spiciness and it tastes oh-so-good.

In this recipe, I have used store bought Dole Pineapple Juice and to sweeten my mocktail, I have used agave. Go ahead adjust the sweetness as you prefer.

Here are some delicious cocktails though that, I think, you must try for yourself and your friends: The Classic CosmopolitanTart Green Apple MartiniThe Blueberry LibationStrawberry Mojito

Happy weekend!

Mocktail, Grilled Pineapple, Jalapeno, Grilled Pineapple Jalapeno Mocktail, Summer Drinks, efreshments, Beverages, No Alcohol

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INGREDIENTS: 

  • 4-5 pieces of small pineapple pieces
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • Few Cilantro leaves
  • 2 TBSP Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Pineapple Juice (I used Dole Pineapple Juice)
  • 1/2 chilled sparkling water or soda
  • 1 TSP Sugar or agave (optional to adjust sweetness)

METHOD: 

  • Preheat the grill and spray some oil on it. If you don’t have a grill, use a cast iron pan.
  •  Place the pineapple pieces on the grill and grill approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side
  •  In a small mixing bowl, Muddle a few pineapple pieces, a small piece of Jalapeno, some Lemon Juice, a few cilantro leaves and agave for a few minutes to release the flavors
  •  Divide the muddled mixture into serving glasses.
  •  Add ice cubes followed by Pineapple juice and then top with sparkling water or soda.

PIN for Later:Pineapple_Jalapeno Mocktail

Author: MyYellowApron

I’m scrappy, weird and goofy. I’m a snob when it comes to a LOT of things.., Mainly – coffee, wine and chocolates. I laugh loud and yell louder. I run fast, but walk slow. I love walking long walks with a hot mug of coffee held tight between my hands. I have lonely eyes and a kind heart. I forgive but rarely forget. I remember the silliest of things and forget important matters. I love to run, read, cook and entertain. I draw inspirations from anything and everything aesthetic. There are numerous people who have and still continue to enrich my life in many good ways. I will remain indebted to them – Always. My dad is my biggest fan when it comes to cooking. I could see his eyes light up every time I serve something. My mom’s agility and affectionate nature that reflects on her food is something I’m still trying to master. Travel fascinates me amongst other things. Leave me in Venice and I would get lost in its timeless beauty – The canals. The piazzas. The art. The espresso. Leave me in NYC and I would tirelessly walk the length and breadth of the city (after all, There is always something open 24 hours a day). Through this blog, I am hoping to bring in my passion and love for a few things – Cooking, Travel, Kids, Coffee, Clothes and in the interim learn more myself. Hope I am able to do justice to my PASSION.

44 thoughts

  1. Wow this Mocktail looks so delicious and refreshing. I love the idea of grilled pineapple and jalapeno!. might have to try this one day.

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  2. It sounds like the grilled pineapple must give this mocktail a fantastic flavour. I love mocktails as I’d rather drink alcoholic and non alcholic drinks in separate glasses. I know it sounds a bit wierd to some people but I always think a fruity cocktail would taste even better if there wasn’t any alcohol in it!

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  3. We are wine lovers too. We have yet to do the “no wine” thing. Keeping it for a Saturday night is where we are. It is a challenge when we have a wine cellar in the basement. This drink reminds me of a nice “south” vacation spot.

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  4. You are absolutely right in that you don’t need alcohol these days with all the fantastic mocktails and sparkling grape juices that are available. As for this mocktail . . .it looks exquisite. Nothing beats the flavor of a nice caramelized slice of pineapple.

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  5. Oh this looks so good! I’m a red wine and bourbon drinker. Well, I mean I’ll *try* anything, so I think I’ll have to try this (maybe even with a splash of vodka 🙂 Or the malibu rum like someone suggested.

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  6. Oh myyyyyy! This looks amazing. Love the spicy kick! I have to make these for my husband who loves all things spicy 🙂

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