Spicy Pineapple-Ginger Mocktail

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.

a recipe photo of the Spicy Pineapple Ginger Mocktail
Photo: Ali Redmond
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 2 cups chopped ripe pineapple, plus more for garnish

  • 1 serrano or jalapeño pepper, seeded and sliced

  • 1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger, unpeeled

  • ¼ cup water

  • Ice cubes

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (Optional)

  • ¾ cup seltzer


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

44 Calories
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Serving Size 1 mocktail
Calories 44
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 68IU 1%
Vitamin C 42mg 47%
Folate 16mcg 4%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Magnesium 12mg 3%
Potassium 105mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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