This Pineapple Jalapeño Lime Mocktail recipe is the perfect balance between spicy and sweet for any season. Made with an easy homemade lime simple syrup, freshly-squeezed orange + lime juices, mulled pineapples + jalapeños, and topped with your favorite premium ginger beer, this mocktail is the best addition to any occasion or holiday! Plus, these mocktails are even more elevated with my homemade citrus-jalapeños ice cubes. All vegan ingredients.
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Pineapple Jalapeño Lime Mocktail ---- yet another drink recipe to add to Orchids + Sweet Tea‘s archives and I’m so excited because it's insanely delicious. Like many of my other mocktails, this recipe experiments with bold flavor combos and you won't regret it. The best part, however, is just how perfect this mocktail is for the entire family, especially if they are fans of a little spice. Of course, feel free to omit the jalapeños for the kids for a nice refreshing, fruity taste.
Here’s what you need for these Pineapple Jalapeño Lime Mocktails:
Besides the fact that pineapples are insanely delicious, I chose to use pineapple juice in this lemonade for a few specific reasons.
Pineapples are not just popular. They are loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and other enzymes that help to fight inflammation, etc.
Here’s a few impressive health benefits:
Of course, you can always use fresh pineapple which will be blended in together with everything. However, if using pineapple juice like me, be sure to keep things healthy by purchasing it organic.
I’m all about big, edible garnishes in my mocktails. Here’s what I like to add to glasses:
This Pineapple Jalapeño Lime Mocktail recipe serves two. But you’ll probably want more and I can’t blame you! You can easily double or triple the recipe to serve a crowd or your entire family.
The citrus-jalapenos mixture makes about 10 decent-sized (medium) ice cubes or 4 large circular ice cubes. The amount depends on the size of your ice cubes.
Of course! If you’d like to serve this as a cocktail, you can add your favorite alcohol to the mixture. The best types of alcohols (just about 1 ounce or so) that work great with this Pineapple Jalapeño Lime flavor combo is:
The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.
One of the greatest phenomenons when it comes to ice cubes has been seeing super clear ice cubes from those clear ice cube systems or molds and wanting to try it, but not necessarily wanting to have a huge contraption in my freezer. Haha. Anyone else feel my pain? Whelp, no need to worry----I've done my research and tested it out a bit and have found some solutions to help those of us who don't have any fancy system to making clear ice cubes. Here are a few ways:
Tip #1: It's best to use water that is distilled or super filtered to avoid gasses and dissolved oxygen, which are the two things that cause our ice to "fog up" when frozen.
Tip #2: Boil your water and freeze your water hot. Again, much to my previous point, this removes any dissolved oxygen or gasses. Just be sure to carefully pour the hot water into your ice cube tray or mold-----preferably one made from materials that naturally insulates like silicone. Also, ensure that your tray lays FLAT while freezing.
Tip #3: Slow freeze your ice cubes. This should be done for about 24 hours, which allows any impurities to be forced out of the ice---resulting in much clearer ice.
Here, I’ve curated a list of drinkware and mocktail essentials that I use to achieve my favorite drinking experiences, especially with these Pineapple Jalapeño Lime Mocktails. Everything from my fave glassware, cocktail shakers, ice cubes trays, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
Absolutely! Simply make your mocktail mixture in a pitcher the day before, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. The best part about making these ahead of time is that they'll be completely chilled once ready to serve. Also, the ice cubes will be made in advanced and ready to add to your assembled mocktails!
Honestly, you can choose to substitute with lemon as opposed to using lime. In addition, you can add herbs such as basil, mint, or rosemary to add an extra earthy flavor profile. Of course, you can always add strawberries to the mix for a nice twist as well. Also, you can substitute the pineapple with green apples or additional oranges.
For optimal freshness, these mocktails (made without ginger beer) will last 3-5 days once covered and refrigerated. Just top with ginger beer when ready to serve!
Of course! For extra pineapple flavor, you can add ¼ cup or so of pineapple juice. If you decide not to use store-bought pineapple juice, you can always use 1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks and add them to a blender along with 1 cup fresh water. Blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth and pineapples are fully broken down. Continue recipe with juice.
If you love this Pineapple Jalapeño Lime Mocktail, try these other mocktail options next:
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