A non-alcoholic Piña Colada is a great summer drink for the whole family. It's rich, sweet, fruity, and delightfully creamy. I am sure you will want to drink more than just one. -Same applies to the regular recipe.
Quick Facts Virgin Piña Colada
- Method: blended
- Flavor profile: sweet, tropical
- How to serve it: half-frozen
- Best glassware: hurricane glass
So, if you want a proper take on the original Pina Colada, you've come to the right place. We'll treat this alcohol-free drink with the same love and respect as the alcoholic version.
- 1.5 oz Lyre's Dark Cane Non-Alcoholic Spirit - (or your favorite Rum alternative)
- 1.5 oz Cream of coconut
- 1.5 oz Fresh pineapple juice
- 0.5 oz Fresh lime juice
- 0.5 oz Rich Demerara syrup - (2:1 ratio of Demerara sugar to water)
- 0.5 cup Frozen Pineapple
- 0.5 cup Ice cubes
- Add the frozen pineapple chunks and ice cubes first and blend until the chunks are half to quarter the size.0.5 cup Ice cubes, 0.5 cup Frozen Pineapple
- Add Lyre's, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, Demerara syrup, and lime juice.1.5 oz Lyre's Dark Cane Non-Alcoholic Spirit, 1.5 oz Cream of coconut, 1.5 oz Fresh pineapple juice, 0.5 oz Fresh lime juice, 0.5 oz Rich Demerara syrup
- Blend until well mixed and creamy.
- Strain the Mocktail into a Hurricane glass (or pinapple shell) and garnish with a pineapple wedge.
Choosing The Right Ingredients
A perfect Piña Colada is full of coconut and pineapple flavors enriched by rum and balanced with just a bit of lime juice. For the best result, I alter the Mocktail version of this tropical drink slightly:
To imitate the taste of rum in our zero-proof version, we're using a combination of a non-alcoholic Rum alternative and a bit of rich demerara syrup (2:1 sugar to water ratio).
The best rum alternative I found for this case is from Lyre's goes by the name of Dark Cane Non-Alcoholic Spirit. It's not 100% perfect, but it is the best Rum replacement for a Virgin Piña Colada. -Especially when you combine it with a bit of rich Demerara syrup.
How to make a non-alcoholic Piña Colada
We suggest blending the drink as this is the traditional way to prepare the original too. Apart from the superior taste and consistency, sticking to traditions is one more reason we also prefer the blended version. - A nice side effect of this is making it becomes much easier and quicker.
Still, there's always a discussion about how to make a Pina Colada, zero-proof or not. Some argue that blended versions are just a lazy way to do it and that you should always shake it. Now, if you do shake it, you should adjust the recipe a little.
Shaken Virgin Piña Colada
If you want to prepare this tropical drink in a cocktail shaker, increase the amount of pineapple juice to 2 oz. You don't have frozen chucks, so you can make up for that by using more freshly squeezed juice.
Also, use plenty of ice for shaking the drink, and add a generous amount of ice cubes to the glass before pouring your Piña Colada Mocktail.
More Zero-Proof Drinks
If you like this zero-proof tropical Pina Colada, how about some more non-alcoholic drinks for your next summer party: