Gazoz with a Kick

Ingredients: mocktail
Lime Juice
Pineapple Fresno Cordial*
Pineapple Wedge
Aleppo Pepper

*Pineapple Fresno Cordial
Pineapple Juice – 2 cups + 1 tbsp
White Sugar – 2 cups + 1 tbsp
Fresno Chilis – 1/2 cup (halved, leave seeds for more heat, or remove for gentler syrup.

To make the Pineapple Fresno Cordial, blend in Vitamix Pineapple Juice and White Sugar until the sugar is fully dissolved. Transfer the mix to a small saucepan and heat up on low heat. Add Fresno Chilis. Simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and strain out solids. Syrup will keep in the refrigerator for a week.

To make the cocktail, in a Collins/Highball glass, add 1 oz Lime Juice, 1.5 oz Pineapple Fresno Cordial (see above), and top with soda. Stir gently with a spoon. Garnish with a Pineapple Wedge and a dash of Aleppo Pepper.

Recipe courtesy of the Aba Bar Training Manager, Thomas Moore.