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.
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.
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.
You can prepare the turmeric simple syrup ahead of time and let it chill in the refrigerator before ready to use.
To make it a cocktail, add 1 cup gin to the turmeric-pineapple concentrate.
(0 g saturated fat,
0 g polyunsaturated fat,
0 g monounsaturated fat),
0 mg cholesterol,
14 mg sodium,
41 g carbohydrates,
0 g fiber,
38 g sugar,
0 g protein.