The best way to chase away those Monday blues is with a Mocktail! And I’ve got a really fun one for you. It’s not only the prettiest shade of pink, but it’s a very unique flavor that I’m sure you will love. Don’t worry, it’s not overly spicy. It has just a tiny bit of heat, just enough for make it interesting.
Pink Peppercorn Lemonade
Start by making the pink peppercorn simple syrup.
Pink Peppercorn Simple Syrup
- 1 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp. pink peppercorns
In a small pot, combine the sugar, water and pink peppercorns. Bring to a boil and boil 2 minutes on high. Remove from the heat and allow the syrup to cool completely. Pour the syrup through a fine metal sieve to remove the peppercorns. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 cups water
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup grenadine syrup
In a large pitcher combine all the ingredients. Mix well until all the sugar is dissolved.
- club soda or sparkling water
- lemon slices for garnish
In a glass filled with ice, add 3-4 tbsp. of pink peppercorn simple syrup. Add equal parts lemonade and club soda. Stir and garnish with a slice of lemon and a few whole peppercorns.
I served this with as a grown up cocktail this weekend at my latest workshop. A little gin is a fun way to spike this tasty drink.