• Jam Mocktails: Lemon & Pineapple

    by  • October 14, 2013 • drinks • 39 Comments

    Ever thought of making a drink with one of the many half-empty jam jars in your fridge? Thanks to this fun technique, you can make drinks like this Lemon & Pineapple Mocktail on a daily basis (and add some booze on the weekends if you’d like!) 

    Lemon and Pineapple Mocktail


    Mmmhm, did anyone else know that pregnant women shouldn’t drink boozy cocktails while pregnant!? Heck, supposedly they can’t even drink coffee. I’m hoping that’s a myth, because I can’t imagine a life with coffee – without booze, I’m pretty fine since I tend to try to always find creative ways to make delicious drinks without booze. (Yeah, you just don’t want to ever see me drunk and let’s leave it at that.)

    But enough about me and let’s talk about our guest of honor, the one who we are throwing this fun virtual baby shower for: Liz of The Lemon Bowl! She’s soon to have a lemony baby boy and what better way then to celebrate this new life with a party filled with pucker-up lemon treats!?


    Jam mocktails are the perfect way to start using up your pantry and fridge staples. Who doesn’t have endless jars of jams, some gifts from friends and others from your latest travels? Inspired by Dessert for Two’s Whiskey Fig Jam Cocktail, you can honestly make any kind of fun cocktail or mocktail!

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    Jam Mocktails: Lemon & Pineapple

    Prep Time: 5 minutes

    Yield: 1 drink

    A lemony, fresh mocktail!


    • 2 tablespoons pineapple jam
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
    • 1/2 can chilled San Pellegrino Aranciata


    1. Either in a cocktail shaker or in a jar with a small whisk, shake/whisk together all the ingredients.
    2. Serve in decorated glass with a wedge of fresh lemon. Cheers!


    If you'd like to add alcohol to this drink, try adding an ounce of gin. It pairs great with the citrus flavors in this drink.


    Lemon and Pineapple Mocktail1

     P.S. See below for what I used to decorate the rim of my glass. Dehydrated Lemon Peel is amazing and so versatile! Just grab a handful and pulverize it! Whisk it with some demerara sugar and use on the glass rims! 

    Lemon and Pineapple Mocktail

     Everyone in the food blogging world has joined in the fun – heck, we all love Liz! Be sure to check out the rest of the lemony recipes!




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    As a freelance food & travel writer, I not only write for my own food blog, Cooking with Books, but collaborate with SheKnows, Honest Cooking, Marcus Samuelsson, and Startle – Forbes Travel Guide. My work has been published (online and in print) in Woman’s Day, NBC Latino, and other food publications.


    39 Responses to Jam Mocktails: Lemon & Pineapple

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    6. January 13, 2014 at 8:26 am

      Wow this sounds absolutely delicious! Pina colada jam? I need some of that stat!

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    9. October 18, 2013 at 1:21 am

      What a fun way to use jam!!

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    11. October 16, 2013 at 12:09 am

      So creative and refreshing! I love it and I’m sure Liz would too!

    12. October 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      What a fun option to have. Hubby doesn’t have alchohol, so I’m always looking for some fun drinks and this looks so fresh and yum.

    13. October 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      A lemony baby boy? Hehe. 😀 This sounds so good. And I didn’t even know that they made pineapple jam! Mmm.

    14. October 15, 2013 at 8:05 am

      You keep coming up with the most unique and amazing recipes…love this one!!

    15. October 15, 2013 at 7:40 am

      What a fun and fabulous option!! You always have such a fresh perspective on food… I love it!

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    17. October 14, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      This is brilliant! Pineapple jam… good heavens! LOVE!

    18. October 14, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Dang! This looks fantastic! I hear ya on the unbelief of life with out coffee…psst I drank coffee my last 2 pregnancies, my kiddos are fine!!! Thanks for taking part in our surprise for Liz;) xoxo Sheila

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    20. October 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      Such a fun and creative contribution to her shower! Thanks you!

    21. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain
      October 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      Love, love, love this jam! Marnely you are the da’ bomb!!

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    23. October 14, 2013 at 11:12 am

      I never thought to use jam – what an awesome idea!! I also love sparkling waters of all types so this is right up my alley. THANK YOU so much for coming to my shower!!!! xoxo

    24. October 14, 2013 at 10:56 am

      What a great way to celebrate a fantastic lady!! What a combo, girl!

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    26. October 14, 2013 at 9:53 am

      Well, now I really *do* want to see you drunk, lol! This looks so refreshing! Thanks for participating in our bash for Liz. :)

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    28. October 14, 2013 at 8:38 am

      Brilliant! I’ve never thought of using fresh jam. So fun!

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    31. October 14, 2013 at 8:14 am

      Yes everyone loves Liz! wishing her the best on this new family addition. Your drink sounds fantastic and such a clever idea.

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    33. October 14, 2013 at 7:53 am

      This looks simply amazing! I love pineapple and lemon together, just perfect for Liz’s shower!

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    39. October 14, 2013 at 7:34 am

      What a sunny and bright recipe! I love the photos Marnely! It was a pleasure bringing goodies to Liz’s shower with you! 😀

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