October 26, 2011

Sugarfree Chilli Pine Splash ~ Super summer cooler

Like I mentioned in my post on Sugarfree Ginger Mocktail, hubby has an eclectic eye for mocktails . Today too, is one of his creations and I happily got clicking as the drink was getting ready.. Contrast to the rest of the country (and probably the world too, barring Australia/NZ), Mumbai experiences a very hot , dry & humid October - almost more severe than the main summery months of Mar/May. This cooler too is sugar free, and yes doesn't contain any honey too - the 'kick' (not literally) to this drink comes from the bombastic combo of chillies (jalapenos) and pineapple , but you can also play around with most seasonal fruits to make this more interesting. Addition of sugar / honey is optional, although ensure you have loads of ice and very fresh fruits - to make this a very refreshing drink. You may also serve at your place for guests /potlucks  and i can assure you it would be a super hit !


Sending this to Blogging Marathon Day 4 and also Susan's BWW


Prep time : 5 - 8 minutes. No cooking ! Serves : 2 adults


Ingredients:

  • Pineapple chunks - 2 cups - I used fresh. If using canned,drain and use.
  • Apple - 1 medium (peeled and cubed)
  • Ripe Guava - 1/2 no
  • Green chilli - 1 no OR jalapeno (red n firm) - 2 small
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch
  • Black salt - 1 tsp
  • White pepper - a dash
  • Ice - 1 cup (crushed ice, preferred)
  • Fresh mint leaves - few - optional



Method:
1) First puree pineapple, apple with half the ice quantity.
2) De-seed and finely shred the chillies into small bits.
3) Add the chillies, salt, white pepper, ginger and rest of the ice to the fruit puree and pulse for 3 - 5 minutes. Add extra water as required (you may not need any) and run the juicer.
4) Strain the mocktail and add a few sprigs of fresh mint (if using) and serve immediately in tall glasses.



16 comments:

  1. Nice presentation and colorful drink.

    Vardhini
    Event: Halloween Fiesta

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  2. Looks refreshing and tempting.. awesome clicks too.. Happy Diwali :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  3. V V INTERESTING kALYANI...LOVE THE CHILLY PART..N LOVELY CLICKS

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  4. Wow super refreshing and fantastic drink,am loving it.

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  5. am feeling so thirsty...lovely pictures n great combinations

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  6. Nice refreshing drink.Perfect for the season.

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  7. Happy Diwali to u and ur family. Very refreshing drink.

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  8. What a lovely drink, looks delicious. A very Happy Diwali to you and your family.

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  9. That sure is refreshing and interesting.
    Summer ended by July here and unusually,even before the fall started, we had to start bundling up. We are somewhere around 10 deg C or less. Sure I am craving for some summer days and refreshing drinks. :)

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  10. what a nice combo of flavors, looks super refreshing!

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  11. addition of chili yummmm....with pineapple very nice...happy Diwali!

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  12. So refreshing and colorful drink !!

    Ongoing Event - Festive Food

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  13. Looks like a great Mocktail!

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  14. Interesting combo of ingredients for the mock-tail.Must try..

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