Ginger beer is quickly becoming my favorite mocktail ingredient. It has all the effervescent zip and and punch that I used to love in alcoholic drinks without the drama.
This Pineapple Berry Ginger Fizz Mocktail comes together easily with just four simple ingredients!
Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
- Pineapple juice
- Ginger beer (I use Q mixers, but Fever Tree is good, too!)
- A lime (or lime juice)
How to Make a Pineapple Berry Ginger Fizz Mocktail (Super Easy!)
First, gather your equipment. You’ll need:
- A glass (highball or cocktail glass is fine – whatever you want!)
- Shaker with a strainer
I just bought this bartending kit from Duerer on Amazon and it’s been great! It’s easier than getting bar equipment individually (in my opinion).
Step 1: Muddle your berries.
In a shaker, toss in a small handful of blueberries (5-6). Take your muddler and mash and stir them until their juices release.
Step 2: Add lime and pineapple Juice.
Next, cut a lime in half and squeeze its juice into the shaker. Then, add 3 ounces of pineapple juice. The big size of a jigger is 3 ounces, and the smaller side is one ounce, so I usually just add one of each to the shaker.
Next, add a few ice cubs (3-4) to the shaker, put on the lid, and shake vigorously.
Step 3: Pour your pineapple berry mixture into a glass with ice.
Add ice to your glass and pour your mixture into the glass, like this:
A note on ice: if you’re using a smaller cocktail glass, fill your glass halfway with ice. If you’re using a taller tumbler or highball glass, fill it about 3/4 way with ice.
Step 4: Add your ginger beer and fill to the top.
The final step is to crack open your ginger beer and fill your glass to the top. You can then take your bar spoon and give it a little stir.
5. Add a little garnish (optional)
You’re basically done at this point, but if you want to be extra fancy, you can add an extra lime wedge and a few berries to the top of your drink.
Sometimes I like to freeze berries and use them as “berry cubes” for garnish. It’s whatever you want to do!
Pineapple Berry Ginger Fizz Mocktail FAQs
What if I don’t have this equipment?
If you don’t have a shaker, you can achieve the same thing by using a jar with a tight-fitting lid. A slight caveat though – you’ll want to pour your berry mixture through a strainer so you don’t get berry pulp and skin pieces in your drink.
Instead of a muddler, you can use the back end of a heavy spoon and achieve the same thing. Just don’t bludgeon your berries to death. You’re trying to release their juices, not pulverize them.
Can I use ginger ale instead of ginger beer?
I wouldn’t. It really doesn’t taste the same and will probably be way too sweet.
Can I use different berries?
Absolutely! You could easily use blackberries or raspberries in this recipe. Experiment with it and see what you like.
If you love ginger beer mocktails, you might also enjoy this 3-ingredient Lemon Ginger Fizz Mocktail!
Pineapple Berry Ginger Fizz Mocktail
- 4-6 blueberries
- 1 oz lime juice
- 3 oz pineapple juice
- 5 oz ginger beer
- Rinse a small handful of blueberries (4-6) and add them to your cocktail shaker.
- Use a muddler to gently muddle and stir the berries at the bottom of your shaker.
- Add lime juice and pineapple juice to the berry mixture along with a couple of ice cubes.
- Put the lid on the shaker and shake to mix the ingredients.
- Add ice to your glass and then pour in the mixture from your shaker.
- Fill the remainder of the glass with ginger beer.
- Add frozen or fresh blueberries and a lime wedge for garnish (optional)