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Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail

This refreshing, fruity mocktail is as beautiful as it is delicious, thanks to seasonal fruit!

Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail

Treat yourself to a beautiful Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail with fresh berries, ginger beer and tropical fruit for a naturally sweet and refreshing drink. 

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Join me in celebrating Juneteenth by checking out the list of contributors to the 2021 Juneteenth Virtual Cookout down below. Many black creators contributed to this collaborative menu as a Freedom Day tribute. Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day, the final emancipation of those enslaved in the US back in 1865. Join in, share, and help us continue the legacy of celebrating progress. Additionally, you can easily follow each participant by using the hashtag #JuneteenthCookout2021 on Instagram.

What is Juneteenth Exactly?

Whelp, Juneteenth (a merge of the words/date June Nineteenth) marks the date in 1865 that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom. 

And for over 150 years since, Black American families, home-cooks, chefs, and culinarians have commemorated the summer holiday with a wide range of food traditions that tell a story of the perseverance of a people. In Celebration, I’ve created this Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail recipe and I’m sharing a list of other delicious, flavorful dishes that can be found below! 

Strawberry Basil Pineapple MocktailStrawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail in a glass with fresh strawberries and basil

It’s no secret around here that I’m a fan of fruity mocktails. All year long, I’m known to turn seasonal fresh fruits into delicious and colorful non-alcoholic drinks. 

In the winter, I can’t get enough citrus and my Blood Orange Strawberry Mocktail is a go-to drink. Come spring, I’m all about this Strawberry Pomegranate Mocktail for the antioxidants and flavor. And in the fall, who can say no to a warming Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink?

Well the weather is warm now, so I’m in summer produce mode. That means fresh berries and vibrant tropical fruits. Of course I had to take two of my favorites, strawberries and pineapple, to make my new go-to summer drink: a Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail. Give it a try and you’ll see why I’m going to be sipping on this chilled drink all summer long. 

Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail in a glass with fresh strawberries and basil

How to Make Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktails

The key to the balance of flavor in each sip of this fruity drink is the right amount of fresh fruit and bubbly, spicy ginger beer. 

Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail in a glass with fresh strawberries and basil

Ingredients

Here is the short and easy list of ingredients to make these fizzy drinks:

  • Fresh strawberries. Choose organic berries for the best flavor and highest nutrition. 
  • Pineapple juice. This tropical fruit is naturally sweet and tart, a combination that I simply love, especially with sweet strawberries. If you don’t have pineapple juice, you can also make this drink with orange or lemon juice for a slightly different effect. 
  • Ginger beer. This non-alcoholic drink is dry and not too sweet. It adds refreshing bubbles and a bit of spice to balance out the sweetness in the drink. 
  • Honey or agave. Feel free to use your favorite sweetener in this drink. I like to use liquid sweeteners because they dissolve easily in the chilled beverage. 
  • Basil. A bit of fresh herby flavor really screams summer to me. And basil and strawberry is a classic combination everyone loves. 

Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail in a glass with fresh strawberries and basil

Serving Suggestions

I think this strawberry basil pineapple mocktail is best served cold over crushed ice. For garnish, add a sprig of fresh basil and a plump strawberry. 

Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail in a glass with fresh strawberries and basil pouring in ginger beer

Turning it into an Adult Beverage

If you’d like to make this fruity mocktail a boozy cocktail, go for it. You can add a shot of clear liquor, like tequila or vodka in each glass of ice. Then pour in the juice and ginger beer and serve!

Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail in a glass with fresh strawberries and basil pouring ginger beer on top

What to Pair with Strawberry Pineapple Mocktails

Sure, this makes an excellent afternoon pcik-me-up. But this fruity mocktail is also easy and fun to pair with summery foods. I like to make a big pitcher of the drink and serve it to friends and family at an outdoor BBQ. If that’s the case, then I’m always serving up:

Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail in a glass with fresh strawberries and basil

For a more laid-back weeknight dinner, you can pair your strawberry basil pineapple mocktail with a quick and easy recipe like:

Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail in a glass with fresh strawberries and basil

More Refreshing Fruit Mocktail Recipes

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Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail

Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Serves: 2 servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, stems removed + sliced
  • 1 cup organic pineapple juice
  • 3-4 Tbsps Agave syrup
  • handful of basil leaves
  • ginger beer, for topping

Toppings:

  • Crushed ice
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add the fresh sliced strawberries, basil leaves, and pineapple juice, mulling (crushing) everything together until strawberries are fully broken down and basil leaves are a bit crushed. Add in the Agave and stir until well combined combined. NOTE: Add additional sweetener depending on sweetness desired.
  • To Make Mocktails: Add crushed ice to glass(es), Add 3-4 Tbsps of mulled strawberries to bottom of glass, followed by 1/3 cup of mulled strawberry-pineapple mixture and top with ginger beer until glasses are 3/4 filled. For additional garnish, add sliced strawberries, and basil leaves. Repeat for every serving. 
  • Sip and Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

SWEETENER: Instead of Agave syrup, you can substitute with pure maple syrup or organic cane sugar as a syrup (sugar + water boiled over the stove top).
PINEAPPLE JUICE: Instead of using organic pineapple juice, you can always substitute with lemon or orange juice for a slight change or blend sliced pineapples with 1/2 cup of water until fully smooth.
BASIL: Instead of basil leaves, you can substitute with mint leaves or rosemary leaves.
 

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2021 JUNETEENTH COOKOUT TAKEOVER RECIPES:

Kosher Lite Recipes:

Watermelon Ice Pops  by A Girl Called Adri

Juneteenth Soul Rolls by Black Girls Who Brunch

Honey Buttermilk Biscuits with Roasted Strawberries by Britney Breaks Bread

Strawberry Collins by Brownbelle

Peach Cobbler Cinnamon Rolls by Butter Be Ready

Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins by Chef Curl Ardee

Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake by Chenée Today

Vegan Ranch Style Beans by Collards Are The Old Kale

Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw by Crumb-Snatched

Strawberry-Basil Sorbet by D.M.R. Fine Foods

Red Velvet Layer Cake with Chocolate Covered Strawberries by Dash of Jazz

Red Velvet Cookies by Dish It With Tisha

Brisket Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes by Dude That Cookz

Black Eyed Pea Salad by FoodLoveTog

Harissa Honey Roasted Vegetable Skewers by Geo’s Table

Gluten Free Peach Cobbler (Vegan) by Good Food Baddie

Crispy Gluten-free Baked BBQ Chicken Wings by Gristle and Gossip

Summer Watermelon Fizz by Handy Chef

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad by Heal Me Delicious

Smoky Party Style Jollof Rice by Immaculate Ruemu

Tamarind BBQ Wings by Just Add Hot Sauce

Hibiscus Rum Punch by Kenneth Temple

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream by Lenox Bakery

Grilled Hot Links & Chow Chow by Meiko And The Dish

Strawberry Lemonade Sangria by Nik Snacks

Brown Sugar Caramel No-Churn Ice Cream by Open Invitation Entertainment

Lemon Meringue Tart by Peaches 2 Peaches

Strawberry Crunch Cake Brownies by Razzle Dazzle Life

Grilled Maque Choux Salad by Savor and Sage

Country Style Potato Salad by Sense & Edibility

Rum Punch by Sweet & Sorrel

Mint Julep by Sweet Tea + Thyme

Almond Peach Cake by That Green Lyfe

Strawberry Cobbler Galette by The Dana Renée Way

 

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Gluten Free Recipes:

Watermelon Ice Pops  by A Girl Called Adri

Strawberry Collins by Brownbelle

Red Hot Pepper Shrimps by Chef and Steward

Vegan Ranch Style Beans by Collards Are The Old Kale

Jamaican Jerk BBQ Ribs by Cooks with Soul

Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw by Crumb-Snatched

Strawberry-Basil Sorbet by D.M.R. Fine Foods

Brisket Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes by Dude That Cookz

BBQ Baked Beans by Food Fidelity

Black Eyed Pea Salad by FoodLoveTog

Harissa Honey Roasted Vegetable Skewers by Geo’s Table

Gluten Free Peach Cobbler (Vegan) by Good Food Baddie

Crispy Gluten-free Baked BBQ Chicken Wings by Gristle and Gossip

Summer Watermelon Fizz by Handy Chef

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad by Heal Me Delicious

Smoky Party Style Jollof Rice by Immaculate Ruemu

Crab Boil & Garlic Butter Sauce by Jamieson Diaries

Tamarind BBQ Wings by Just Add Hot Sauce

Hibiscus Rum Punch by Kenneth Temple

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream by Lenox Bakery

Strawberry Lemonade Sangria by Nik Snacks

Brown Sugar Caramel No-Churn Ice Cream by Open Invitation Entertainment

Spicy Shrimp Creole by Pink Owl Kitchen

Grilled Maque Choux Salad by Savor and Sage

Savannah Red Rice by Seasoned To Taste

Country Style Potato Salad by Sense & Edibility

Deviled Eggs by Slight Kitchen Werk

Rum Punch by Sweet & Sorrel

Mint Julep by Sweet Tea + Thyme

Strawberry Cobbler Galette by The Dana Renée Way

Strawberry Baby Back Ribs by This Worthey Life

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Dairy Free Recipes:

Watermelon Ice Pops  by A Girl Called Adri

Strawberry Collins by Brownbelle

Red Hot Pepper Shrimps by Chef and Steward

Vegan Ranch Style Beans by Collards Are The Old Kale

Jamaican Jerk BBQ Ribs by Cooks with Soul

Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw by Crumb-Snatched

Strawberry-Basil Sorbet by D.M.R. Fine Foods

Brisket Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes by Dude That Cookz

BBQ Baked Beans by Food Fidelity

Black Eyed Pea Salad by FoodLoveTog

Harissa Honey Roasted Vegetable Skewers by Geo’s Table

Gluten Free Peach Cobbler (Vegan) by Good Food Baddie

Crispy Gluten-free Baked BBQ Chicken Wings by Gristle and Gossip

Summer Watermelon Fizz by Handy Chef

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad by Heal Me Delicious

Smoky Party Style Jollof Rice by Immaculate Ruemu

Crab Boil & Garlic Butter Sauce by Jamieson Diaries

Tamarind BBQ Wings by Just Add Hot Sauce

Hibiscus Rum Punch by Kenneth Temple

Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Mash & Spread

Grilled Hot Links & Chow Chow by Meiko And The Dish

Strawberry Lemonade Sangria by Nik Snacks

Spicy Shrimp Creole by Pink Owl Kitchen

Grilled Maque Choux Salad by Savor and Sage

Savannah Red Rice by Seasoned To Taste

Country Style Potato Salad by Sense & Edibility

Deviled Eggs by Slight Kitchen Werk

Rum Punch by Sweet & Sorrel

Mint Julep by Sweet Tea + Thyme

Almond Peach Cake by That Green Lyfe

Strawberry Cobbler Galette by The Dana Renée Way

Strawberry Baby Back Ribs by This Worthey Life

 

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