Raise your hand if you love those hard sparkling waters you find at the grocery store? This refreshing drink is a copycat version of those expensive drinks you find at the grocery store. This Sparkling Pineapple Vodka Cocktail is going to be your new go to on these hot summer days. And I’m sharing it just in time for the Fourth of July. You’re welcome. Did I mention it’s low calorie and low sugar?
Not only is this drink delicious and refreshing, but it is so easy to make. You don’t need any fancy cocktail makin’ equipment. I’ve always been more of a wine and beer girl. Quick and easy, so I have ZERO bar tools. Lately, I’ve really been into making cocktails. I really didn’t want to go out and spend money on tools that I won’t use often so I decided to get creative and just use what I had on hand. Who needs a muddler anyway when you have a fork (or meat mallet)! All I’m saying is don’t let the word cocktail scare you into not making this drink.
Sparkling Pineapple Vodka Cocktail
Okay, so the first thing you want to do is muddle your pineapple. Place it in the bottom of your glass, take a fork or spoon and muddle away. I made mine pretty pulverized, but you can do what you want here. At this point, add in your vodka and muddle a little more. Then pour in the sparkling water (I used mango flavor!).
Another option is to add in a tablespoon of simple syrup. This is completely optional, but definitely adds a little extra sweetness. I have tried it both ways and love them both equally.
To Make the Simple Syrup:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook until the sugar is dissolved. You could even get fancy and add in some pineapple to flavor the simple syrup even more. Just be sure to strain the mixture to remove all the pineapple bits before storing.
Oh, and PS, this cocktail is just as delicious WITHOUT the vodka. So, if you prefer non-alcoholic drinks, you will still love this one.
Okay. I don’t know if I have convinced you to make a Sparkling Pineapple Vodka Cocktail, but I sure convinced myself. Signing off and heading to the kitchen to make a cocktail. It’s five o’ clock somewhere, right?!
Make sure to tag me on Instagram if you make a cocktail this weekend. I’m dying to know I’m not alone. 🙂
This refreshing drink is a easy to prepare and perfect for those hot summer days.
- 2 tablespoons pineapple
- 1.5 ounce vodka
- 1 cup sparkling water *I use mango flavored!
- 1 tablespoon simple syrup *OPTIONAL
1. Muddle the pineapple in the bottom of the glass.
2. Add the vodka and muddle together. If using, also add the simple syrup.
3. Add the sparkling water and some ice!