This Jalapeño Pineapple Mocktail is the perfect blend of spicy and sweet in a refreshing, non-alcoholic cocktail! Made with just 3 ingredients, it’s easy to make and sure to become a new favorite!
If you’ve spent any time here on Lemon Tree Dwelling, it’s no secret that I LOVE a good cocktail. From margaritas to mojitos to mules… I enjoy them all. And they’re the perfect way to bring people together!
But since this month is “Dry January” for myself and so many others… I figured I might as well come up with some new NON-ALCOHOLIC ways to bring people together. Like this Jalapeño Pineapple Mocktail!
A delicious blend of pineapple juice, jalapeño simple syrup, and a splash of seltzer… this drink has everything! The spicy, the sweet, and the bubbly! It’s the perfect non-alcoholic spritzer for parties, game days, or any day!
what you’ll need for this recipe
Pineapple juice – Pineapple juice is the main ingredient in this mocktail and serves as the perfect base. I used 100% pineapple juice, but you can also use a blend if you prefer. Pro tip: if you don’t plan to use much of it, buy the smaller (8 ounce) cans and save the rest for next time!
Jalapeño simple syrup – Jalapeño simple syrup pairs deliciously with the pineapple juice. To make it, combine 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 sliced jalapeño in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, remove it from the heat, and set aside to cool.
Seltzer – A splash of seltzer adds a light, refreshing finish to this drink. I used lime flavored sparkling water, but you can use plain seltzer or any other flavor you have on hand.
Garnishes – Finally, a few simple garnishes help take this mocktail to the next level! I added thinly sliced jalapeño and a fresh pineapple wedge. You can feel free to used canned pineapple chunks or omit the pineapple, altogether.
how to make a jalapeño pineapple mocktail
Fill a glass with ice. Fill a small cocktail glass about 2/3 full with ice.
Add the pineapple juice & simple syrup. Add 1/2 cup pineapple juice and 1/4 cup jalapeño simple syrup; stir the mixture to combine the flavors.
Top with seltzer. Top with seltzer – about 1/4 cup or to taste.
Garnish. Garnish as desired with sliced jalapeños and a pineapple wedge.
- Use a pineapple juice blend instead of straight pineapple juice (e.g. pineapple mango or pineapple orange juice)
- Instead of using pineapple simple syrup, slice up fresh jalapeños and add them to a cocktail shaker with the pineapple juice. Shake well to infuse the spicy flavor, then strain the pineapple juice over ice and top with seltzer
- Substitute orange juice or lemonade for the pineapple juice
- Use coconut water in place of seltzer for a unique twist
To make a pitcher
This recipe is easy to make by the pitcherful for stress-free entertaining! Simply combine 4 cups of pineapple juice with 2 cups of jalapeño simple syrup and refrigerate it until you’re ready to use it. Then give it a quick stir, pour it into glasses filled with ice, and top each drink with seltzer!
Jalapeño Pineapple Mocktail
This Jalapeño Pineapple Mocktail is the perfect blend of spicy and sweet in a refreshing, non-alcoholic cocktail! Made with just 3 ingredients, it's easy to make and sure to become a new favorite!
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup jalapeño simple syrup (see recipe in notes)
- 1/4 cup seltzer
- pineapple wedge
- jalapeño slices
- Fill a small cocktail glass about 2/3 full with ice.
- Add 1/2 cup pineapple juice and 1/4 cup jalapeño simple syrup; stir the mixture to combine the flavors.
- Top with 1/4 cup seltzer or to taste.
- Garnish as desired with sliced jalapeños and a pineapple wedge.
For the Jalapeño Simple Syrup:
In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 sliced jalapeño. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and cover until cooled.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 2gSugar: 59gProtein: 1g
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