Friday, May 20, 2011

Mocktail: Shark Attack

I'm LDS, if you don't know or would like more information about our religion go here. Part of our beliefs is abstaining from alcohol. This has never been a hard choice for me. The part that is hard is that I love fruity fun drinks. Trying to find recipes for a great drink without alcohol is very hard. The problem that I run into is the main ingredient is the alcohol; if you simply take it out, you're left with lemonade or orange juice.

Guy Fieri has a drink he calls a Shark Attack. To view the full recipe click here. I've taken it and eliminated the alcohol content. In the end this really is just another juice drink, but what makes it fun is a splash of Grenadine and the way you garnish it. This is a drink that my husband and I as well as our children enjoy. It is so great for summer time, parties, BBQs etc.

I love the color of this drink.

What You Need:
Orange Juice
Half as much Pineapple Juice

For Garnish:
1/2 Lemon Thinly Sliced (Don't forget to wash it!)
1/4 c Fresh Pineapple Chunks
1/4 c Maraschino Cherries + more

I love the simplicity of this. You can make as large or small amount as you need. Just mix as much orange juice as you like with half the amount of pineapple juice in a pitcher or glass. If you're just making a glass full add a splash of grenadine, if you're making a pitcher full add about 1/4 cup. You really can't do this wrong. If you want a stronger flavor from one of the ingredients just add more. So easy!

Typically if I'm just making a glass or two I don't add any garnish. If I'm doing this for a party or special occasion I make it fun! Add the lemon slices, pineapple chunks and cherries (with a little of the juice), with a couple cups of ice cubes. Pour the liquid into glasses with ice cubes and add a cherry on top.


Jennifer said...

This looks absolutely delicious. Your picture looks like it belongs in a cooking magazine. This really seems like a great drink for a party. Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

Try fresca, with a couple of maraschino cherries, a little bit of the juice from the jar and a little lime. Delish!

LP aka A Crafty Southern Chick said...

Have you tried any sangria recipes? I've seen many where you sub club soda or ginger ale for the wine :) Here's one someone shared with me:

You made your drink look sooo pretty! Reminds me of a luau! :)

Chef in Training said...

this looks delicious! I found your blog through a link party and am your newest follower! I would love it if you would take a look at my blog and follow me too!

Melissa said...

Love mocktails so much better than cocktails!

Coley said...

What a great mocktail recipe! I'm always looking for good mocktails too and hope you'll continue to share yours as you create them!

Naturally Me Creations said...

This is my type of party drink! It sounds yummy... :) said...

Mmmm. I love a good drink!! Come check out my blog sometime--I'll be posting all my favorite drinks over the next few weeks

Jen said...

This looks so summery and delicious! I'll be keeping this in mind for a great summer mocktail to treat my girlfriends with. I'm also not into alcohol, but love the fun cocktail type drinks, thanks for sharing! I'd love for you to stop by my blog sometime,

Kim said...

Yum! Thanks for altering Guy's recipe and sharing it with us!

Madonna said...

I don't drink either due to religious reasons and personal preferances. Years ago a woman I took care of always wanted mocktails and she used Sprite. I use it in place of alcohol and really like the difference it makes in juices.

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

This would be a fun Summer treat for kiddos too! Looks deeelish!