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!
- 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