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Make this Hot Buttered Pineapple Mocktail for holiday parties or for sipping on while sitting in front of a roaring fire on cold winter nights.

Your non-drinking guests will appreciate having a delicious mocktail to enjoy the festivities with!

Hot Buttered Pineapple is a non-alcoholic version of the classic Hot Buttered Rum and uses similar ingredients so you can easily make batches of both.

Hot Buttered Pineapple Christmas Drink

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Hot Buttered Pineapple Mocktail

So I mentioned that this is a non-alcoholic version of the classic hot cocktail – Hot Buttered Rum – which I recently shared the recipe for, so if you need a cocktail, go and grab that recipe!

I promised an alcohol-free version, and so the Hot Buttered Pineapple Mocktail recipe is here!

I love pineapple juice and would drink it over all the other fruit juices out there! I don’t drink juice all that often, but when I do it is pineapple juice.

As a side note, pineapple juice is great for helping to fight coughs and sore throats. It’s my go-to natural medicine, and I’m actually sipping a glass now as I’m feeling poorly.

Pineapple juice contains an enzyme called bromelain that has anti-inflammatory properties and can help to reduce the irritation at the back of the throat. I swear by it!

How To Make Hot Buttered Pineapple

You might think it a bit weird to add butter to pineapple juice and warm it up to drink, but let me tell you it makes a yummy, comforting drink to enjoy during winter and the holidays.

And especially so if you don’t drink alcohol – you don’t have to feel left out with this Hot Buttered Pineapple.

There is a big kick of cinnamon spice in this recipe, but you could also experiment with other spices like ginger, nutmeg, star anise, or cloves.

Making it is really easy – all the ingredients go into a saucepan and are brought to a boil before simmering and serving.

Pour into Irish coffee glasses or large mugs and add a cinnamon stick stirrer. Sprinkle over a dusting of ground spices too if you like.

It is one of those drinks that you can also adjust to your personal preference – so add more or fewer spices and sugar as you like.

Hot Buttered Pineapple Variations

If you want to have the rum flavor but without the booze, you could use flavored syrup.

I love the Monin brand of syrups as there are many flavors and they are a very versatile ingredient that can be used in cocktails, mocktails, coffee, cocoa, shakes, smoothies, and more.

Monin has a Caribbean syrup which is described as “Nose of Caribbean rum aged in oak barrel; sweet rum taste with notes of fruits and vanilla … will convert rum-based alcoholic cocktails to their non-alcoholic versions without losing the rum aroma“.

Follow the recipe card at the end of this post, and add a dash of the syrup.

You may want to adjust the amount of the syrup to suit your taste, and perhaps omit the sugar. Experiment with it!

Hot Buttered Fruit Juices

You could also experiment with different fruit juices too, try out:

  • Apple Cider (Cloudy Apple Juice in the UK)
  • Pineapple and Mango
  • Regular Apple Juice
  • Pear Juice

Just follow the recipe card and substitute the pineapple juice for one of the above.

Mocktail Hot Buttered Pineapple drink in an Irish Coffee glass surrounded by cinnamon sticks

Make It A Meal!

This is a beverage you probably wouldn’t drink alongside a meal, but more as a dessert with some cookies or a slice of cake.

However, if you’re looking for some festive recipe ideas here are my suggestions:

There are 500+ Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog for you to enjoy! Please feel free to check them out too.

Hot Buttered Pineapple Christmas Mocktail

More Christmas Mocktails

If you want more Christmas mocktails to make after this one, check these ones out:

And make sure you check out our list of amazing Christmas Cocktail Recipes too. Right-click and open a new tab to read next.

Hot Buttered Pineapple Mocktail

Hot Buttered Pineapple Mocktail

Yield: 6
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Make this Hot Buttered Pineapple Mocktail for holiday parties or for sipping on while sitting in front of a roaring fire on cold winter nights.


  • 48oz/1.3L pineapple juice
  • ⅔ cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsps brown sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks, snapped in half
  • 6 cinnamon sticks, for garnish, optional
  • Ground cinnamon or nutmeg, for garnish, optional


  1. Place the pineapple juice, orange juice, butter, brown sugar, and snapped-in-half cinnamon sticks into a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove the cinnamon sticks and serve hot in coffee glasses or mugs with a cinnamon stick stirrer and/or a sprinkling of ground cinnamon or nutmeg.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 1g

This site uses an outside source (Nutritionix) to provide estimated nutrition. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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