This Sparkling Strawberry Pineapple Mocktail with Mint and Lime will be the talk of your end of summer bash. This mocktail tastes like a summer evening and looks beautiful with all of the vibrant colors.
Sparkling Strawberry Pineapple Mocktail with Mint and Lime
The other day after some back-to-school shopping for my little son, I started to get depressed by the feeling that summer is ending. It is the most anticipated time of year for me and it goes by quicker than you can burn a marshallow over a campfire. As a result of this little end of summer rain cloud I had created for myself, I decided to make a little pick-me-up with all of the summery ingredients I could throw together.
The result was a very effective, very delicious, and very summery sparkling mocktail packed with pineapple, strawberry, limes, and mint. This mocktail tastes like a summer evening and looks gorgeous with all of the vibrant colors of the ingredients. Plus, this recipe would be a show stopper at you next BBQ or if you just want summer to last a little longer in your own kitchen. Here’s how you make it:
- 2 limes, quartered
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 4-6 cups ginger ale or sparkling water
- Squeeze limes into a large pitcher; add squeezed lime quarters. Add mint and sugar; mash with a wooden spoon until mint is bruised and sugar is dissolved.
- In a blender, puree strawberries and pineapple, or mash with a potato masher in a bowl. Stir to combine.
- When ready to serve, add soda or sparkling water, if using; serve over ice.
Home Chef Tip: This drink is gorgeous on its own but is so fun to garnish. Cut a slice of pineapple, a slice of strawberry, lime, and mint, and spear with a wooden kabob stick to give it a lot of visual interest! You can also sugar the rims by dipping the rim of the glass in bowl of water and then a bowl of sugar or clear sprinkles. Let sugar/sprinkles dry completely to glass before adding the mocktail to the glass.
Isn’t it gorgeous? The taste is just as lovely as the presentation! All of these flavors combined are like an explosion of summer in a glass. So insanely refreshing and delicious!
What are your favorite beverage concoctions for summertime? We hope you enjoy this Sparkling Strawberry Pineapple Mocktail with Mint and Lime from SoFabFood Contributor, Liz from The Pretty Life Girls, as much as we do. If you love this recipe, you can find more like it by visiting our Drinks Section. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and stop by our Google+ Community to see all of the amazing recipes our community members are sharing. Enjoy!