This is my first mocktail of the summer, and it’s so delicious I’ve already made it twice. While the traditional pink flamingo is made with vodka instead of sparkling mineral water, I was so excited to create a mocktail version of this popular summer drink.
I had toyed with getting a more bougie grenadine at a specialty store, I didn’t want to wait for it to ship, so instead I found a rather delicious grenadine syrup by Rose’s at my local grocery store. Grenadine is also the key ingredient in the ever-popular Shirley Temple that I always loved as a little girl, so there was a bit of nostalgia when creating this particular mocktail.
To give this drink an extra dose of fun, I added my favorite San Pellegrino for a little fizziness, maraschino cherries, no-sugar-added pineapple juice, and fresh pineapple chunks and mint to garnish.
Although you can add freshly squeezed lime juice to this drink (just half and squeeze two medium limes) I opted not to add the lime juice for the second go around of this drink and I quite preferred it.
— Pink Flamingo Mocktail —
- Pineapple Juice (no sugar added)
- San Pellegrino (chilled)
- Maraschino cherries
- Pineapple chunks
- Fresh mint (for garnish)
Add ice to glasses. Add a splash of grenadine, pop in a maraschino cherry (or two), pour pineapple juice until the glass is 2/3 full, and top off with San Pellegrino and pineapple chunk/mint garnish.