Tropical Mocktail

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I cannot wait for summer.  Put your hands up if you’re with me! ???  Los Angeles is the land of summer all the time… or so I thought.  This year the weather has decided to be wet, cold and in general, a bummer!  So that has me thinking of ways to make summer come a little quicker.  Luckily for me, Dasani Sparkling Water came to the rescue!

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I went to the Target down the street from me and luckily was able to find some of the new flavors of Dasani Sparkling Water!  I say luckily, because they had only a few boxes left on the end caps next to the registers.  Target has a deal that’s 3 for $9 (and a 5% cartwheel offer) 4/10/16-5/1/16, so they’ve been flying off the shelves!  I’ve had Dasani Sparkling water before, but these varieties have me super excited about summer.  The flavor that spoke to my soul (and tastebuds) the most was Tropical Pineapple!  Whenever I see pineapples, I think of summer!  And finding these pretty, sleek, cans that pack a ton of tropical flavor per ounce inspired me to get creative and make a Tropical Mocktail!

Looking for a delicious drink with a ton of flavor and none of the calories? Check out my Tropical Mocktail recipe! This drink is sure to brighten your day!

When I scooped up the Dasani Sparkling Water from Target I knew I had one more stop to make to get the remaining ingredients for my Tropical Mocktail.  I wanted to keep it light for summer with plenty of flavor but none of the extra calories!  So I knew the only other ingredients I needed were fresh fruit and fresh fruit juice.

Looking for a delicious drink with a ton of flavor and none of the calories? Check out my Tropical Mocktail recipe! This drink is sure to brighten your day!

I headed to my local farmers market and got some organic raspberries, strawberries and oranges.  I knew the flavors in the berries and citrus would be great additions to the Dasani  Sparkling Tropical Pineapple Water.

Looking for a delicious drink with a ton of flavor and none of the calories? Check out my Tropical Mocktail recipe! This drink is sure to brighten your day!

When I found the oranges, they were the sweetest, juiciest oranges I’d ever had!  I tried an orange slice from every booth that sold oranges (not even kidding).  Even though I tried all of the oranges I ended up coming back to the first one I tried from Burkart Organics.  I told the farmer how wonderful, juicy and sweet his oranges were and he explained why.  He said his orange trees were planted over fifty years ago, and while you can harvest oranges from younger trees, the older trees yield sweeter, juicer oranges.  Using quality ingredients is the way to go with this recipe because there are so few ingredients.  All of their flavors really stand out.

Looking for a delicious drink with a ton of flavor and none of the calories? Check out my Tropical Mocktail recipe! This drink is sure to brighten your day!

The ingredients you need for this recipe are:

  • 1 can of Dasani Sparkling Water (Tropical Pineapple)
  • Two Oranges
  • 1/4 Cup of Raspberries
  • 8 (ish) Large Strawberries, Chopped
  • Extra Fruit for Fruit Ice Cubes (optional)

The tools you need for this recipe are:

  • A Lemon-Lime Squeezer
  • A Cocktail Shaker
  • A Muddler
  • Ice Cube Trays (optional)

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Now if you just read the ingredients you’re probably wondering what these optional “fruit ice cubes” are.  These, my friend, are super cute edible decorations.  And while they need multiple hours to set, they’re definitely worth the wait!

Looking for a delicious drink with a ton of flavor and none of the calories? Check out my Tropical Mocktail recipe! This drink is sure to brighten your day!

They’re super easy to prep!  First, you wash your extra fruit.  Then cut the extra strawberries and oranges into small pieces (the raspberries don’t need to but cut, because they’re small enough).  Then you put one piece in each slot in the ice cube trays.

Looking for a delicious drink with a ton of flavor and none of the calories? Check out my Tropical Mocktail recipe! This drink is sure to brighten your day!

I did this right before I went to bed and they were ready the next day.

Looking for a delicious drink with a ton of flavor and none of the calories? Check out my Tropical Mocktail recipe! This drink is sure to brighten your day!

That’s the only part of the recipe that takes a long time.  The rest is really quick to put together.  Hence, why the fruit ice cubes are optional!  Check out my full fruit ice cube tutorial!

Looking for a delicious drink with a ton of flavor and none of the calories? Check out my Tropical Mocktail recipe! This drink is sure to brighten your day!

Alright, now that you’ve got all your ingredients together, lets start making these Tropical Mocktails!  The first thing you should do is prep your drink glasses.  This is a bartender’s trick that I am so excited to share with you.  Take the glasses you want your drinks to be in, and fill them with ice and cold water.  This will start cool down the glasses and get them ready for the drinks.  Doing this will make the glasses colder, and will in turn, allow your drinks to stay cold longer!  These drinks are so great you’ll want them to stay cold so you can enjoy them as long as possible!

Looking for a delicious drink with a ton of flavor and none of the calories? Check out my Tropical Mocktail recipe! This drink is sure to brighten your day!

Take your cocktail shaker and drop in the raspberries and strawberries.  Take your muddler and muddle these until they’re really fine (a couple of minutes).  Next, juice the two oranges into the cocktail shaker and add the Tropical Pineapple Dasani Sparkling Water. Now you can take your muddler and gently stir the ingredients together.  DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT SHAKE THIS.  Since the Dasani Sparkling Water is carbonated it will spray everywhere, no matter how good the seal is on your cocktail shaker.  Trust me, a nice blouse and I found this out the hard way… ?

Looking for a delicious drink with a ton of flavor and none of the calories? Check out my Tropical Mocktail recipe! This drink is sure to brighten your day!

Now you can dump the ice and water you were prepping the glasses with.  Put in your fruit ice cubes (if using) and strain the mixture in the cocktail shaker into the glass over the ice.  I had to strain it twice, once through the cocktail shaker, and another time through a sieve to have the drinks be completely clear.  If you muddle the strawberries and raspberries well, you’ll have to do this too.  If you don’t mind having your drinks a little “dirty” aka with some of the fruit in it, don’t worry about double straining them.  However, I think they’re really pretty if they’re clear, so I did!  This recipe will yield two Tropical Mocktails!

Looking for a delicious drink with a ton of flavor and none of the calories? Check out my Tropical Mocktail recipe! This drink is sure to brighten your day!

That’s it, now you’re ready to enjoy your Tropical Mocktail.  With the help of Dasani Sparkling Water, you can make every moment sparkle with this dazzling drink!

Looking for a delicious drink with a ton of flavor and none of the calories? Check out my Tropical Mocktail recipe! This drink is sure to brighten your day!

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Tropical Mocktail
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 can of Dasani Sparkling Water (Tropical Pineapple)
  • Two Oranges
  • ¼ Cup of Raspberries
  • 8 (ish) Large Strawberries, Chopped
  • Extra Fruit for Fruit Ice Cubes (optional)
Instructions
  1. The tools you need for this recipe are: A Lemon-Lime Squeezer, A Cocktail Shaker, A Muddler and Ice Cube Trays (optional).
  2. If you're doing the fruit ice cubes: wash your extra fruit. Then cut the extra strawberries and oranges into small pieces (the raspberries don't need to but cut, because they're small enough). Then you put one piece in each slot in the ice cube trays and freeze overnight.
  3. The first thing you should do is prep your drink glasses. Take the glasses you want your drinks to be in, and fill them with ice and cold water. (This will start cool down the glasses and get them ready for the drinks. Doing this will make the glasses colder, and will in turn, allow your drinks to stay cold longer!)
  4. Take your cocktail shaker and drop in the raspberries and strawberries.
  5. Take your muddler and muddle these until they're really fine (a couple of minutes).
  6. Juice the two oranges into the cocktail shaker and add the Tropical Pineapple Dasani Sparkling Water.
  7. Now you can take your muddler and gently stir the ingredients together. DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT SHAKE THIS. (Since the Dasani Sparkling Water is carbonated it will spray everywhere, no matter how good the seal is on your cocktail shaker.)
  8. Now you can dump the ice and water you were prepping the glasses with.
  9. Put in your fruit ice cubes (if using) and strain the mixture in the cocktail shaker into the glass over the ice.
  10. I had to strain it twice, once through the cocktail shaker, and another time through a sieve to have the drinks be completely clear. If you muddle the strawberries and raspberries well you'll have to do this too. If you don't mind having your drinks a little "dirty" aka with some of the fruit in it, don't worry about double straining them. However, I think they're really pretty if they're clear, so I did!

I’d love to extend a huge thank you to Dasani Sparkling Water for sponsoring this post!

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a "sponsored post." One of the companies who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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