This non-alcoholic painkiller uses pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice and coconut cream for an island-worthy refreshment.
This tropical pineapple mocktail is a booze-free version of the popular painkiller tiki drink. It's a great drink to enjoy anytime you need a special little pick-me-up. This kid-friendly drink is loved by all and perfect for parties, pool days, dry January's and stay-cations!
This easy pineapple mocktail recipe is good anytime with only five ingredients (and lots of ice)!
- Pineapple Juice
- Orange Juice - Freshly-squeezed, if you can. Not from concentrate, if you can't.
- Unsweetened Coconut Cream - Make sure you are using coconut cream and NOT "cream of coconut", which is heavily sweetened. For a slightly lighter drink, you can also use the thick solidified portion of a can of coconut milk.
- Lime Juice - Lime juice is not an ingredient of a traditional pain killer. For the non-alcoholic version, we found that fresh lime juice added an extra touch of acidity that helped to balance this drink and make it less cloying.
- Nutmeg - A touch of freshly grated nutmeg finishes this drink with a classic flavor. Don't skip it!
Fun Fact: Pineapple juice makes this drink rich and frothy after shaking. It provides a creamy mouthfeel and the perfect platform for a dash of grated nutmeg!
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely! We have adjusted the quantities in this recipe to create a perfectly balanced painkiller without rum or other alcohols.
Both painkillers and pina colada cocktails are rum based drinks with pineapple and coconut. Painkillers generally use a darker rum and have the addition of orange juice and nutmeg. Pina coladas are generally sweeter and often served frozen. Both are delicious with or without alcohol!
Yes! This drink is delicious when frozen! Simply add all of the ingredients into a high speed blender with about 1 - 2 Cups of ice. Blend until creamy and smooth.
Yes and no. This recipe can be made with the thick solidified portion of a can of coconut milk. We do not recommend making this recipe with coconut water.
Tropical Pineapple and Coconut Mocktail (Virgin Painkiller)
- Cocktail Shaker (or Mason Jar with Lid)
- Hawthorne Cocktail Strainer
- 3 ounces pineapple juice
- 2 ounces orange juice freshly squeezed
- 1 ounce coconut cream
- ½ ounce lime juice freshly squeezed
- Nutmeg grated, garnish
- Ice as needed for shaking and serving
- 1 Pineapple Wedge, Citrus Wheel and/or Cocktail Umbrella Optional garnishes
- In a cocktail shaker (or mason jar) combine pineapple juice, orange juice, coconut cream and lime juice. Top with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds, until icy cold.
- Strain the mocktail into a glass filled with fresh ice. Top with a dash of freshly grated nutmeg. Garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge, citrus wheel and/or cocktail umbrella, as desired. Cheers!
* A Note About Salt
Unless otherwise noted, all recipes on The Sage Apron are developed using Diamond Crystal Kosher salt. It is a great all-purpose salt for cooking and baking. If using table salt, reduce quantities by about half.