Sweet chunks of pineapple create the foundation for this incredibly refreshing mocktail. Serrano pepper and fresh ginger lend a kick of heat to balance the sweetness. Be sure to use a ripe pineapple to get the most flavor. Ripe pineapples should have a firm shell, but be slightly soft when squeezed.

EatingWell.com, October 2022


Credit: Ali Redmond

Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine pineapple, serrano (or jalapeño), ginger and water in a high-speed blender; blend on high speed until all the ingredients are completely broken down, about 30 seconds. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer; discard solids.

  • Fill a 12-ounce glass with ice. Add about 1/3 cup of the strained juice. Stir in 1 teaspoon maple syrup, if desired. Top with 1/4 cup seltzer; stir to combine. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make a total of 3 mocktails. Garnish the glass rims with pineapple, if desired.

To make ahead

Refrigerate strained pineapple juice (Step 1) in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

1 mocktail
44 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 12g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 9g; vitamin a iu 68IU; vitamin b3 niacin 1mg; vitamin c 42mg; folate 16mg; vitamin k 1mg; sodium 2mg; calcium 12mg; magnesium 12mg; phosphorus 8mg; potassium 105mg; niacin equivalents 1mg.