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Frozen Pineapple Margarita Mocktail

June 19, 2023
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
Make this delicious and frosty Frozen Pineapple Margarita Mocktail without the alcohol, but with all the refreshing buzz!

Frozen Pineapple Margarita Mocktail

These Frozen Pineapple Margarita Mocktails are the most refreshing way to indulge without the booze! With a tantalizing blend of fruity pineapple, lemons, and a hint of sweetness from the honey, these mocktails are the perfect addition to your summer mocktail menu. Plus, it's an easy mocktail that can be made in just a few short minutes---15 minutes to be exact!

Two glasses of margaritas on a black table with lemons and ice.

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Seriously, enjoying mocktails are the new wave and if you've ever had a great glass, then you know that creating the same refreshing, quenching feel of a cocktail is possible when you use the right ingredients. This Frozen Pineapple Margarita Mocktail is one of the recipes that you'll enjoy greatly and it makes for the best satisfying sip, especially during the warmer months. It's so family-friendly that even the kids can enjoy (just omit the alcohol alternative to guarantee their love for it) and it keeps you energized after every sip.

With its fruity and tangy taste, this alcohol-free drink is the perfect addition to your summer mocktail lineup. And if you're a lover of watermelon or strawberries, then you're sure to love these Frozen Cucumber Watermelon Strawberry Mocktails. Of course, I've tried my hand at a variety of flavors when it comes to moncktails, but I still enjoy a good glass of this Coconut Mojito Mocktail with Green Tea, Citrus Honey Mint Mocktail, Strawberry Grapefruit Mocktail, and Jamaican Me Happy Mocktail. And this Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktail is so good too!

Overall, this mocktail is so fruityeasy to makerefreshingquick to whip together (in just 15 minutes), Only requires a blender and a saucepan, and a fun sip experience for adults and children alike.

What is A Mocktail?

So if you're sitting here thinking, what is a mocktail? Let me explain. A mocktail is like a party in a glass, minus the hangover. It's a delicious and refreshing drink that's packed with all the flavor and complexity of a traditional cocktail but without any of alcohol.

Whether you're a designated driver, a health-conscious human, or just someone who wants to enjoy a delicious drink without the buzz, mocktails are the perfect solution.

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Ingredients on a black table including frozen pineapples, honey, lemons, water, cinnamon, and cane sugar.

How to Make Frozen Pineapple Margarita Mocktail

The first thing you can make for these mocktails for a fancy/fun feel is the rim decor. If you'd like to add a nice rim, you can use either salt, sugar, or crushed coconut flakes. Then of course, you can add lemon slices or pineapple slices of wedges to the edge of your glass.

For the actual mocktail itself, you whip together the lemon simple syrup and blend together the mocktail ingredients and assemble. Serve and enjoy!

Ingredients for Frozen Mocktails

Here’s what you need for these Frozen Mocktails:

  • Frozen pineapples. You can find these in the grocery store, or slice fresh pineapples at home and then freeze them. If you only have freshly sliced pineapples and don't have time to freeze them, simply use them and add about 2 cups of ice.
  • Lemon juice. I like to use freshly-squeezed lemon juice, but if you don't have lemons on hand, you can also use store-bought.
  • Lemons. You'll need at least 2 lemons, one for the simple syrup and the other as garnish, if desired.
  • Honey. The golden god of sweeteners. You can also substitute with maple syrup instead.
  • Sugar. I like to use organic cane sugar for the simple syrup, but you can substitute with raw, organic honey, or maple syrup.
  • Water. You'll need filtered water for the simple syrup. This adds the liquid portion when blended for these mocktails.
  • Garnish. This creates a nice, fancy experience for your mocktails. I love using lemon wedges, pineapple wedges or slices, and rosemary or thyme sprigs.
Lemons and alcohol alternative on black table.

Why You'll Love This Alcohol-Free Pineapple Margarita

First and foremost, the flavors in this simple and easy Frozen Pineapple Margarita Mocktail is enough to convince anyone, however, here are a few more reasons why you'll love this recipe:

  • It's Very Similar to the real 'feel' of a cocktail. Yes, while this mocktail doesn't have actual alcohol, I promise that it's just as complex in flavor, with a slight "burn" (very minimal), and tasty as any cocktail----obviously with additional bold flavors from the fruity and tart lemony + pineapple flavors and the nice warm vanilla, toasted spice, velvety decadence that the rum alternative adds. Of course, you can always add a nice alcohol-free cocktail option from Ritual Zero Proof.
  • It's super fun to make! I literally love the creation of easy mocktails like this one which come together so simply with a blend for a few minutes.
  • You save money! This by far is one of my biggest reasons for making my own drinks at home (minus the last point to come). You definitely save more money purchasing the ingredients and making your own servings at home.
  • It's healthier. Most of all, this is my biggest plus! I love when I am able to know what ingredients I use whenever making drinks, cooking, or baking. Making my mocktails and drinks in general at home has definitely allowed me to switch to healthier, organic ingredients which is a win, win!
Simple syrup in a saucepan with sliced lemons on a black table.

What Alcohol is Best for Margaritas?

If you’d like to serve this as a cocktail or use a different alcohol alternative flavor, you can add your favorite alcohol to the mixture. The best alcohol for a classic margarita is tequila, which is a slightly grassy, smoky liquor----making it perfect for fruity or minty drinks. As I stated before, Ritual Zero Proff has a delicious Rum alternative to bring this drink together. However, these other types of alcohols (just about 1 ounce or so) can work great with this Frozen Pineapple Margarita Mocktail flavor combo also:

  • Gin
  • Tequila
  • Vodka

How to Sweeten Margarita Mocktails

For a simple sweetener, just use honey and a simple syrup. Or, if you prefer to use maple syrup or all simple syrup-----do so! These are great vegan options.

The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.

Mocktail Garnish Ideas

Want to make your Frozen Pineapple Margarita Mocktail look extra special? Here are some easy and pretty garnishes to try-

  • Fresh Lemon Slices. Thin slices or wedges of fresh lemons add a burst of color to your mocktail. Mix things up by using different types of citrus like oranges, lemons, and lime for a fun twist.
  • Dried Lemons. Dried lemon slices make for a beautiful and tasty garnish, and you can even infuse your mocktail with their flavor by soaking them in the drink for a little while.
  • Lemon Zest. Fancy things up with big curls of lemon zest created with a vegetable peeler or a citrus zester. It's an easy way to make your mocktail look extra elegant.
  • Fresh Pineapple. A slice or two of fresh pineapples wedges are the perfect addition to these mocktails. You can also chop your pineapple into chunks for the top as well.
  • Fresh rosemary or thyme. Add a sprig of rosemary or thyme for a refreshing twist.
  • Coconut flakes. Adding crushed coconut flakes on the rim of your glass(es) is such a beautiful touch for these mocktails and the flavor of coconut goes well with pineapple for a tropical vibe.
Two glasses of frozen margarita with a yellow napkin, lemon slices, pineapples, and alcohol alternative.

Creating Additional Mocktail Servings

This frozen pineapple mocktail recipe serves two. But you’ll probably want more and I can’t blame you! You can easily double or triple the recipe to serve a crowd or your entire family.

What Fruits Goes Well with Pineapple?

Whether you're trying to switch things up with the taste of this frozen mocktail or you just don't like citrus fruits, here's a list of other great fruits that work amazingly with pineapple:

  • Mango
  • Banana
  • Passion fruit
  • Grapefruit
  • Apples
  • Pear
  • Peaches

Common Q + A's for this Frozen Pineapple Margarita Mocktail

How many servings does this mocktail recipe make?

This recipe makes two mocktails. To make additional mocktails, simply double or triple ingredients, depending on need.

Can I add alcohol?

Of course! If you’d like to serve this as a cocktail, you can add your favorite alcohol to the mixture. The best types of alcohols (just about 1 ounce or so) that work great with this Pineapple lemon flavor combo is:
Gin
Rum
Tequila
Vodka

How do you add garnish to rim(s)?

To make things more fancy, I love to add coconut flakes, sea salt or cane sugar to the rim of my glass(es). To do this, you'll simply need to wet the rims a bit with a lime wedge and then turned facing down, slightly moving it around in the coconut flakes, sugar or salt until covered.

Can I use fresh pineapples instead of frozen?

Yes! You can feel free to use freshly sliced pineapples in these mocktails, but you'll need to add about 2 cups or so of ice to make things more of a frozen consistency. 

What is a substitute for tequila in margaritas?

Instead of tequila, you could use vodka as the next best alternative and instead of Triple Sec, you could add some orange juice and grenadine.

What is a formula for margaritas?

Basically, when it comes to mixing a classic margarita it consists of a ratio of 3-2-1: three parts tequila, two parts good triple sec, and one part lime juice.

Why do they put sugar around margaritas?

Honestly, the sugar around the rims of any cocktail or mocktail is usually a way of adding an extra kick of sweetness and to help your drink look beautiful.

What is a frozen margarita made of?

This particular frozen margarita mocktail is made of 3 cups of frozen pineapples, about 2 cups of lemon simple syrup, honey, and an alcohol alternative for a nice kick of flavor.

How do you keep these mocktails frozen for a party?

Once you've blended everything together, pour them into individual jars or glasses (½ pint jars work great for individual servings). Then cover them with their lids (for an easier storage) and put them in the freezer, leaving them in the freezer until you're ready to serve them.

Can you freeze this margarita mocktail and drink it later?

Absolutely! If you want to serve this frozen margarita mocktail for later, blend everything (minus the alcohol alternative because it's not freezer-friendly) and leave it in the freezer. If you use alcohol, you can blend it in and it will stay a slushy consistency. Frozen margaritas will last in the freezer for up to two weeks.

Two glasses of frozen margaritas with ice, lemon slices, and pineapple chunks.

More Delicious Pineapple Recipes to Try!

Now that you're on a pineapple flavor kick with this frozen mocktail recipe, give these recipes that your entire family will love a try next:

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One glass of frozen margarita with an alcohol alternative, lemon slices, ice, and pineapple chunks.
Two glasses of frozen margaritas with ice, lemon slices, and pineapple chunks.

Frozen Pineapple Margarita Mocktail

June 19, 2023
5 from 1 vote
Make this delicious and frosty Frozen Pineapple Margarita Mocktail without the alcohol, but with all the refreshing buzz!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2 servings

Ingredients

LEMON SIMPLE SYRUP:

  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 organic lemon, sliced thin
  • ½ cup organic cane sugar

MOCKTAIL:

  • 3 cups frozen pineapples (See Notes)
  • Cooled lemon simple syrup
  • 6 ounces Ritual Zero Proof Rum alternative
  • 2 Tbsps raw honey (See Notes)
  • Pinch of ground allspice

OPTIONAL GARNISH:

  • Lemons slices
  • Pineapple slices
  • Coconut flakes, crushed for rims
  • Fresh thyme or rosemary sprigs

Instructions

TO MAKE THE LEMON SIMPLE SYRUP:

  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add together all ingredients (stirring them to combine) and bring to a boil, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for another 5 minutes or so. Remove from heat and let it cool completely. Discard lemon slices.

BLEND EVERYTHING TOGETHER:

  • In a high-speed blender, add together the frozen pineapples, cooled lemon simple syrup, rum alternative and honey, and blend until smooth and has a slushy consistency. Add more sweetener if needed.
  • ASSEMBLY: For each drink, fill the glass with the frozen margarita mocktail and top with your favorite garnishes: sliced lemons, pineapples slices, coconut flakes, fresh thyme or rosemary sprigs, if desired.
  • Sip and Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • SWEETENER: Instead of honey, you can always use maple syrup.
  • SERVING SIZE: This recipe makes two mocktails. To make additional mocktails, simply double or triple ingredients, depending on need.
  • ALCOHOL: If you'd like to spruce things up with alcohol, feel free to add 1 ounce of rum, vodka, etc.
  • RIM(S): To make things more fancy, I love to add coconut flakes, sea salt or cane sugar to the rim of my glass(es). To do this, you'll simply need to wet the rims a bit with a lime wedge and then turned facing down, slightly moving it around in the coconut flakes, sugar or salt until covered.
  • FRESH PINEAPPLES: You can feel free to use freshly sliced pineapples in these mocktails, but you'll need to add about 2 cups or so of ice to make things more of a frozen consistency. 

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 0.1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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