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 Foodie Comments:

Vardhini on October 26, 2011 said...

Nice presentation and colorful drink.

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Archana on October 26, 2011 said...

Hey Kalyani these are very yummy looking. Will make it for bhaidooj that I will have in Nov.
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Hari Chandana on October 26, 2011 said...

Looks refreshing and tempting.. awesome clicks too.. Happy Diwali :)
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vaishali sabnani on October 26, 2011 said...

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

Priya on October 26, 2011 said...

Wow super refreshing and fantastic drink,am loving it.

The Pumpkin Farm on October 26, 2011 said...

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

Harini on October 26, 2011 said...

very refreshing!

Mélange ! on October 26, 2011 said...

Nice refreshing drink.Perfect for the season.

Chandrani on October 26, 2011 said...

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

Sensible Vegetarian on October 27, 2011 said...

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

Suma Gandlur on October 27, 2011 said...

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. :)

R on October 27, 2011 said...

what a nice combo of flavors, looks super refreshing!

Smitha on October 27, 2011 said...

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

Sravs on October 27, 2011 said...

So refreshing and colorful drink !!

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Cool Lassi(e) on October 27, 2011 said...

Looks like a great Mocktail!

PJ on October 28, 2011 said...

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

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