This sweet, spicy and sour grilled pineapple and jalapeno mocktail will add an island vibe to your summer pool side parties!

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This tropical island-inspired grilled pineapple jalapeno mocktail is sweet, spicy, and extremely refreshing, it feels just like sunshine in a glass!!! You’ll get an entire range of flavors that are sure to please your palate.

This grilled pineapple jalapeno mocktail is a sweet and refreshing tropical island inspired beverage and it’s so fresh and so refreshing, it’s like sunshine in a glass.
This sweet, spicy and sour grilled pineapple and jalapeno mocktail will add an island vibe to your summer pool side parties!

OKAY!! I love my wine. There is nothing like relaxing with a glass of cab 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 the 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. 

While I’m on my no-alcohol months, I do crave for a good looking mocktail in a good looking cocktail glass. This jalapeno pineapple mocktail fits the bill – made with pineapple juice, fresh jalapeño, grilled pineapple, this non-alcoholic summer beverage is so refreshing and oh so yum!

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS PINEAPPLE MOCKTAIL

This drink is non-alcoholic. Its a Mocktail. But then with that good of a taste, do you even need to add alcohol to your beverage?

You don’t need to be on a tropical vacation to enjoy this drink. This grilled pineapple drink is filled with tropical vibes!!!

Pineapples are good for you. Full of vitamin C!

The charred pineapple slices add a depth to the flavor profile.

Jalapenos make it a tad spicy. just the right amount of kick.

Super easy to put together. Everything is readily available from jalapeno to pineapple. 🙂

The pineapple jalapeno mocktail has a sweet, spicy and sour mix going on with fresh pineapple juice so you’ll get an entire range of flavors that are sure to please your palate.

This is a perfect poolside drink on a hot day.

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.

INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE JALAPENO PINEAPPLE DRINK

  • Jalapeno
  • Pineapple
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Pineapple Juice: In this recipe, I have used store bought Pineapple Juice
  • Agave: To sweeten my mocktail, I have used agave. Switch agave for simple syrup.
  • Sparkling water or soda

HOW TO GRILL PINEAPPLES

Pineapples taste divine when they are grilled. When charred, the sugar in pineapple caramelizes, thus imparting an amazing depth of taste into the grilled pineapple drink.

  • Cut pineapple into 3 inch squares or triangles.
  • Heat up a cast iron grill pan on the stove. 
  • Brush pan with vegetable oil. 
  • Place pineapple slices on the pan and grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
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HOW TO PREPARE JALAPEÑO FOR THE GRILLED PINEAPPLE JALAPENO DRINK

If you aren’t use to handle hot peppers, then practice some tips while cutting them. Always wear a glove or wash your hands thoroughly after you cut them.

  • First, cut the stem off the jalapeno.
  • Slice the jalapeno in half and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and membrane.
  • Cut into slices

NOTE – If you like it a tad spicy, then don’t discard the seeds.

HOW TO RIM THE GLASSES WITH SPICY SALT

Rimming your cocktail glass with some spicy salt is such a super easy to elevate your drinks.

  • In a bowl or plate, add some chili salt ( my go to chili salt is from Trader Joe’s).

NOTE: You can make your chili salt by adding 1/2 tsp chili powder to 1 tbsp table salt. Give it a good mix.

  • Cut a lemon or lime and run the lemon wedge around the rim of your cocktail glass. Immediately holding the cocktail glass upside-down by the base, dip the entire rim into the chili salt, so that the crystals stick to the outside of the glass.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON MAKING THE GRILLED PINEAPPLE MOCKTAIL

STEP 1: Grill the pineapple slices. Keep aside

STEP 2: Cut the Jalapeño and keep aside

STEP 3: Rim the cocktail glasses with spicy salt.

STEP 3: In a cocktail shaker, muddle jalapeno, gave. Add pineapple juice and ice. Give it a good shake.

STEP 4: Pour into the cocktail glasses and enjoy!!

VARIATION AND TIPS

  • Grilled Jalapeño  Grill a few jalapeño or two and muddle them with the pineapple juice to get a smoky flavor.
  • Add Cilantro to make Grilled Jalapeño Cilantro Pineapple Mocktail: Muddling a few tablespoons of fresh cilantro adds a lovely herbal flavor to the drink.
  • Add tequila to make it a Grilled Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita.
  • Adjust the jalapeños for your spice preference.
  • Add in a splash of other fruit juices or syrups like mango, passion fruit, or orange.
  • Rim the glass with Tajín
  • Pour the whole mixture into popsicle molds to make grilled pineapple jalapeno pops!!!
This sweet, spicy and sour grilled pineapple and jalapeno mocktail will add an island vibe to your summer pool side parties!

Here are some delicious cocktails though that, I think, you must try for yourself and your friends: 

Mango Strawberry Cooler

Mango Lassi with Cardamom and Pistachio

This sweet, spicy and sour grilled pineapple and jalapeno mocktail will add an island vibe to your summer pool side parties!

Happy weekend!

This sweet, spicy and sour grilled pineapple and jalapeno mocktail will add an island vibe to your summer pool side parties!

Grilled Pineapple Jalapeño Mocktail

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This tropical island-inspired grilled pineapple jalapeno mocktail is sweet, spicy, and extremely refreshing, it feels just like sunshine in a glass!!! You’ll get an entire range of flavors that are sure to please your palate!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine World
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 4 or 5 pieces Fresh Pineapple (to grill)
  • 1 Jalapeno cut into small sizes
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Chilled sparkling water/Club soda
  • 2 Tsp Agave/Simple syrup (optional)
  • Chili Salt to rim the glasses

Instructions
 

LET'S GRILL THE PINEAPPLE

  • Cut pineapple into 3-inch squares or triangles.
  • Heat up a cast iron grill pan on the stove. Brush pan with vegetable oil. Place pineapple slices on the pan and grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

LET'S CUT THE JALAPENOS

  • First, cut the stem off the jalapeno. Slice the jalapeno in half and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and membrane. Cut into slices

LET'S RIM THE COCKTAIL GLASSES

  • In a bowl or plate, add some chili salt
  • Cut a lemon or lime and run the lemon wedge around the rim of your cocktail glass. Immediately holding the cocktail glass upside-down by the base, dip the entire rim into the chili salt, so that the crystals stick to the outside of the glass.

TIME TO MAKE THE GRILLED PINEAPPLE JALAPENO MOCKTAIL

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle a few grilled pineapple pieces, a small piece of Jalapeno, some Lemon Juice, and agave for a few minutes to release the flavors. 
  • Add ice cubes and pineapple juice. Shake vigorously.
  • Pour into the cocktail glasses (leaving some space on top). Top with club soda or sparkling water, and Garnish with some jalapeno and grilled pineapples. Enjoy!!

Notes

NOTE: You can make your chili salt by adding 1/2 tsp chili powder to 1 tbsp table salt. Give it a good mix.
NOTE: If you like it a tad spicy, then don’t discard the seeds from the jalapeno.
NOTE: If you have leftover grilled pineapples, enjoy that with some vanilla ice-cream
Keyword Bevrages, Grilled Pineapple, Jalapeno, Mocktail, Non-Alcoholic
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  • 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.

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46 Comments

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

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

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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!

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

  8. Wow this Mocktail looks so delicious and refreshing. I love the idea of grilled pineapple and jalapeno!. might have to try this one day.

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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!

  24. 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!!

  25. Oh myyyyyy! This looks amazing. Love the spicy kick! I have to make these for my husband who loves all things spicy 🙂

  26. 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.

  27. 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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