Author and blogger Nik Sharma proves mocktails have moved far beyond Shirley Temple drinks. His take features trendy turmeric with fresh pineapple juice and bubbles from sparkling water for a refreshing tropical drink.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
2 3/4 cups concentrate
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • For turmeric simple syrup: In a small saucepan bring sugar, 1/2 cup water, and turmeric slices to boiling over medium-high, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Let steep 30 minutes. Discard turmeric. Transfer syrup to a storage container; chill up to 1 week.

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  • In a pitcher combine turmeric syrup and pineapple juice. For each serving, pour 2/3 cup concentrate over ice. Top with sparkling water. Makes 4 drinks.

Tips

You can prepare the turmeric simple syrup ahead of time and let it chill in the refrigerator before ready to use.

Tips

To make it a cocktail, add 1 cup gin to the turmeric-pineapple concentrate.

Nutrition Facts

164 calories; total fatg; saturated fatg; polyunsaturated fatg; monounsaturated fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 14mg; potassium 165mg; carbohydrates 41g; fiberg; sugar 38g; proteing; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 6IU; vitamin c 13mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalentsmg; vitamin b6mg; folate 23mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 44mg; ironmg.

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