Grilled Pineapple Jalapeño Mocktail

 

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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

44 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks so delicious! I also love that it’s a mocktail 🙂

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  2. Kat says:

    Something for me today, I definitely need something exotic in that cold, rainy day! And it’s alcohol-free- perfect!:)

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  3. This makes me so sad that I’m allergic to pineapple! I would have liked to try it!

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  4. Stacey says:

    I won’t ever go to this extreme. I really love a glass of winev4-5 nights a week. But I love grilled pineapples the grilling pulls out the sugar.

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  5. UH, Yes please! After the day I’ve had, this couldn’t have come into my life at a better time. ;0

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  6. Love this! Spicy pineapple is so good. And really nice photos 🙂

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  7. Fred says:

    Sweet and and spicy does it for, I love it!

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  8. Maria Han says:

    Wow, So interesting to me and looks yummy! I would tell this to my hubby I know he love this too.

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  9. This mocktail sounds so good! I love pineapple AND jalapenos, but never really blend them together. Can’t wait to give this grilled pineapple jalapeno mocktail a try, soon!

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  10. rinam13 says:

    Omg! I so want right now. Bookmarking, hopefully I have time to make it this weekend. I love jalepenos

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  11. Wow! this is quite an interesting mix.. spicy and sweet!

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  12. What a beautiful-looking mocktail! Looks like summer in a glass 🙂

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  13. kiyshia says:

    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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  14. I love grilled pineapple!

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  15. The FoodOlic says:

    This sounds like a fun drink! I’ll have to try it out! Yum!

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  16. Wowzers! I have never heard or seen anything like this! This is an interesting drink combo!

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  17. This one sounds spicy and that’s really interesting for me because I’m a huge fan of spicy food! I would love to try this mocktail some time soon!

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  18. Mayuri Patel says:

    Wow, the cocktail looks so refreshing and different. Adding jalapeno adds a little bit of kick without the alcohol. I too love my weekly glass of red wine.

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  19. yes please! i will take a few of those right about now!

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  20. debi says:

    Oh my word this sounds amazing! I love grilled pineapple, and to put it in a drink is genius!

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  21. Yummy you are talking my language love the idea of grilling the pineapple to provide a smoky flavor to the cocktail. Love your pics too!

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  22. Corina says:

    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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  23. Platter Talk says:

    Your drink looks perfect for a fiesta! love grilled pineapple and jalapeno.

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  24. The Sun Mama says:

    This looks so amazing!!! I never thought to grill pineapple …. I can’t wait to try it! 🙂

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  25. This is definitely something I want to try this weekend!

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  26. Bex says:

    Oh my lord…. I need this right now! This looks so delicious!

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  27. 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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  28. WOW! What a combination. Grilled Pineapples sound amazing but to add Jalapenos – which normally I don’t like – to it will add that spiciness to it. Sounds amazing. Brilliant.

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  29. mira pstr says:

    It looks so delicious, I love all the ingredients that you put, yummy !! May be will try it in the future .

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  30. Lynn | The Road to Honey says:

    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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  31. I love your mocktail ideas, I like the occasional glass of wine on a weekend but I think I’ll try an alcohol free weekend for a change. The grilled pineapple with jalapeno sounds a delicious combination, thanks for sharing.

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  32. geekswhoeat says:

    I love the sound of this! Spicy cocktails and mocktails are one of my favs!

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  33. Great mocktail idea! My wife is pregnant and I’d love to make this for her, with a alcoholic version for myself. What kind of alcohol would you recommend? I was thinking malibu rum.

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  34. veenashankar says:

    Tempting moktail! nice combo

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  35. 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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  36. Elizabeth says:

    This looks so lovely! I’ve given up the booze as I am trying to slim so this looks like a great option for a treat.

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  37. Oh man! What a quirky combo! I am not sure I have ever had the sweet and spicy combo before but it sounds like a flavor PUNCH in the mouth! haha!

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  38. This is seriously the ultimate combination. I have a cocktail version of this on the blog and it is one of our favorite drinks to make in the summer. The mocktail version looks pretty awesome too!!

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  39. Tiffany @ Parsnips + Pastries says:

    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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  40. This certainly sounds like a delicious drink. Love the grilled pineapple. The peppery heat is an interesting addition as well. Can’t wait for grilling season. Perfect for parties.

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  41. I’m so happy that you liked it and yes, please do try and let me know how it came out. Thanks for stopping by.

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  42. Thank you so much!!

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