After experimenting with Lyre’s White Cane Spirit, it has proven to be an excellent substitute for light rum. As a result, this frozen pina colada mocktail tastes like it has alcohol in it, plus it’s just plain tasty. If you’re looking for something tropical and delicious, this is a great option!
There are different theories as to who exactly invented the piña colada, but we do know that it came from Puerto Rico, as it is now the national drink and the subject of a very familiar song by Rupert Holmes. I dare you to make one without singing it.
Frozen Non Alcoholic Pina Colada
- 6 oz Lyre’s White Cane Spirit
- 6 oz Native Forest Simple Coconut Milk
- 3 cups frozen pineapple chunks (~1lb)
- pineapple chunk + mint sprig (for garnish)
- Highball glass
- Paper umbrellas
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add water and blend as needed to improve the consistency for pouring.
- Pour into a highball glass and garnish with a pineapple chunk and mint sprig.
- Add a paper umbrella if you’re feeling spicy!
- If you don’t have a blender, I highly recommend the Vitamix A2500 (link to purchase on Amazon). It’s on the higher end price-wise, but you will not be disappointed.
Non Alcoholic Rum
For this beverage, the non-alcoholic rum being used is created by Lyre’s. Lyre’s is a brand of non-alcoholic spirits based in Australia. They claim to offer “crafted homages to the intensity, balance, and beauty of time-tested classics.” This is definitely true for their non-alcoholic version of light rum called White Cane Spirit. While rum is typically made from a distilled spirit, White Cane Spirit is made by carefully blending natural essences and extracts for the perfect rum-like flavor.
Lyre’s White Cane Spirit is smooth and sweet with a light bite, and it tastes and smells a lot like light rum, especially when used in mocktails. The resemblance is really impressive. However, to achieve this flavor, a 2-ounce serving of White Cane Spirit has roughly 2g of sugar which is 2 grams more than a typical 2oz pour of alcoholic white rum.
Frozen Non-Alcoholic Pina Colada Mix
One option you could consider for making a non alcoholic pina colada is using a mix. While this would definitely work, it is not ideal because mocktails are best with fresh or frozen ingredients. Not only that, you probably won’t get the potential health benefits from these ingredients when you use the mix. After all, it is very easy to blend a few ingredients in a blender.
How to Make a Non Alcoholic Pina Colada
First, gather all of your ingredients prior to mixing. Preparing your ingredients properly prior to making your mocktail will ensure the process moves quickly and will make cleanup a lot more efficient. Not to mention, it is a lot easier to prep the right amounts if you’re making more than one mocktail.
In order to prepare your ingredients neatly, you will want to have your tools ready. Since this recipe is super simple, you will only need to use these tools:
- Pour-spout measuring cup
- Blender: If you don’t have a blender, I highly recommend the Vitamix A2500 (link to purchase on Amazon). It’s on the higher end price-wise, but you will not be disappointed.
- Highball glass
- Paper umbrella
When preparing your ingredients, always wash and dry your produce. This includes your mint. This is an easy step to overlook, but incredibly important. Once dry, prepare the garnish: clip, cut, or pinch off a plump and healthy looking mint sprig from the top of the bunch and set it aside.
When making frozen drinks, it’s best to make more than one at a time. Blenders are usually too large to mix a single serving properly. This is a party drink after all! Once you measure out the appropriate amounts for your group, place the pineapple and coconut milk in a blender and blend. Pour into highball glasses and garnish with a mint sprig and paper umbrella.
More Mocktail Recipes with White Cane Spirit
Since it is such an excellent light rum substitute, Lyre’s White Cane Spirit has performed well in tropical mocktails:
- Lyre’s Pina Colada: Lyre’s brand-recommended version of a non-alcoholic pina colada, tested and approved when trying White Cane Spirit in multiple mocktails.
- Mojto Mocktail – tastes a lot like the real thing!
This mocktail recipe would be perfect for a baby shower with a tropical theme. Enjoy mixing up this simple and refreshing mocktail however you plan to celebrate! See below for the full pina colada mocktail recipe.