19 December 2012

Pineapple and Ginger Sparkler



Mocktails at Christmas are such a treat. They taste even fresher than their alcoholic counterparts and leave you with a clear head. They're also a great way of topping up your vitamin quota for the day in these times of sniffles and sneezes.

Innocent asked me to come up with a mocktail for one of the 12 days of Christmas and I was happy to oblige. I'm number day number seven, but just to refresh your memory......


On the seventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Seven swans a-swimming  

 

Seven Swans a-Swimming! "Blooming heck," I thought, "what do I do with that?"

It was a bit of a stretch of the imagination, let me tell you. The lucky sods who got number one and number eight were laughing, with their milk and their pears, but seven swans a-swimming?  

I triumphed! 

I've concocted the most divine mocktail you will ever have the pleasure to drink and I call it .......  

Seven Sips a Sparkling  

Fresh pineapple, Innocent apple juice, fresh ginger and mixed spice all finished off with some spicy fizz of ginger beer. It is divine!


  
Merry Christmas everyone!  

And a big thank you to Innocent for my rather wonderful recipe card.
You can read all 12 mocktails recipes on the Innocent Website. 


Disclosure: Innocent sent me a mocktail shaker along with a voucher to buy my ingredients. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

33 comments:

  1. Oooh sparkling ginger beer! What a fab idea! I live your mocktsil recipe! Well done x

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    1. Thanks Dom, you will love it even more if you try it! I'll be drinking it on Christmas day.

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  2. Pineapple and ginger sounds wonderful :-)

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    1. It is amazingly good Rachel. The sharp spice of the ginger beer really cuts through the sweet pineapple.

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  4. Oh, this is a fun one! I wouldn't have paired the two flavors, necessarily - but I'll have to try it now!

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    1. Ohhhh, do hope you try it Tanita. Bet you will love it. If you love ginger you will x

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  5. YUM. I must try this, though I think I would add (because I deserve it), a big slug of something alcoholic. Just for medicinal purposes, of course...

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  6. SOunds delicious. Given that I am looking at a dry Christmas, this will be a great alternative. I've loved all these mocktails that I've seen

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    1. Ach well, as long as you have something nice to drink.

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  7. Innocent apple juice and ginger sounds like a delicious combination! I like drinking no alcoholic drinks during parties.

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    1. It is a good combo, but even better with the pineapple.

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  10. LOVE your mocktail name Jac and I also LOVE ginger, so this is a GREAT recipe for me! Karen

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    1. What better response could I have :)

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  12. I love the sound of this sparkly, spicy cocktail and it looks so pretty! I also really like the idea of a non alcoholic drink for Christmas, we drink far too much in Australia at this time of year (or any time if I was honest ;)).

    I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas Jacqueline! See you in the new year.

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    1. Thanks Emma, you have a great time too x

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  13. I am driving tonight for the office Christmas 'night in' and this would be a perfect festive tipple so I don't feel left out. I bet everyone will want one (and probably try and add something alcoholic to it though!). Have a brilliant Christmas and I look forward to reading more about you, your family and of course your fab vegetarian recipes, in 2013.

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    1. Have a good night Kellie and hope you get to enjoy something tasty like this.

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  14. Mmm I could sink one of these on Christmas morning!

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    1. Me too Sarah and the days in between :)

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  15. I hadn't heard they where called mocktales, so funny, I know, I don't get out much!

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    1. It does sound much better than non-alcoholic cocktails, which is a bit of a mouthful.

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  16. wow that is a challenge but I love your mocktail and it is a gorgeous photo too

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  17. How gorgeous Jac! Well done you. Fab photo, too : )

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x