Fine-apple: Alcohol-Free Pineapple Cinnamon Sour

Short and sassy: this alcohol-free Pineapple Cinnamon Sour is tropically juicy, fragrantly spiced, and deliciously tart.  

With the juice of a whole lemon, this mocktail packs a punch yet is beautifully balanced with the sweetness of the pineapple juice and cinnamon syrup.

With four simple ingredients, shaking up a sensational drink has never been easier.

It’s the perfect alternative for Sours lovers who are abstaining from alcohol for pre-dinner aperitifs.  I promise you, they will be impressed.


  • 2 oz. (60 ml) pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. (30 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice (approx. 1 lemon)
  • ½ oz. (15 ml) egg white (approx. ½ egg white)
  • ¼ oz. (7.5 ml) cinnamon syrup (see here)

To garnish:

  • Lemon peel spiral
  • Maraschino cherry (or cocktail cherry)


  • Jigger or measuring spoons
  • Citrus juicer
  • Scissors (or sharp knife)
  • Shaker
  • Rocks glass


  1. Into the shaker, add the pineapple juice, lemon juice, egg white, and cinnamon syrup.
  2. DRY SHAKE – without any ice – for 15 to 20 seconds to froth the egg white.
  3. Throw in a handful of ice, and shake for a further 15 to 20 seconds until the outside of the shaker is extremely cold.
  4. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a lemon peel spiral and a maraschino cherry.

Tip:  To divide and measure the egg white more easily, use scissors or a sharp knife to slice through the albumen (the egg’s gelatinous liquid) and it will separate without a problem.


  • Maraschino cherries are soaked in cherry liqueur.  For a completely alcohol-free version of this mocktail, simply replace the maraschino cherry with a cocktail cherry that has been soaked in syrup alone. 
  • For a vegan version of this mocktail, replace the egg white with ½ oz. (15 ml) of aquafaba (chickpea juice) to create the signature foam.

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Alcohol-Free Pineapple Cinnamon Sour FAQ

Is it necessary to dry shake the mocktail without any ice?
Yes, the first ‘dry shake’ is necessary to froth the egg white – a traditional characteristic of Sour cocktails.  Some bartenders shake the drink with ice first, strain, and then dry shake again.  However, this requires more effort without much added benefit.

How do you make cinnamon syrup?
You simply need to infuse cinnamon sticks in a simple syrup of one part water to one part sugar.  The recipe for cinnamon syrup is explained in the Sweet and Cinful:  Alcohol-Free Cinnamon Cranberry Martini recipe here

Can I substitute lemon juice with lime juice?
Yes, you can substitute the lemon juice for lime juice but the character of the drink will change slightly. 

Can I use pasteurized egg white instead of fresh egg white?
Yes, you can use pasteurized egg white instead of fresh egg white if you prefer.

How long should I dry shake the ingredients?
It’s recommended to dry shake the mocktail for 15 to 20 seconds to give the egg white enough time to froth up.

What happens if I shake with ice during the dry shake?
If you shake with ice during the dry shake, the egg whites will not froth.

How do I know when the shaker is cold enough during the second shake?
After 15 to 20 seconds, the outside of the shaker should feel extremely cold to the touch.  This is a good indication that the drink is ready to be strained.

Can I use a different type of glass to serve the alcohol-free pineapple cinnamon sour?
Yes, instead of a rocks glass you could serve this mocktail in a traditional stemmed sour glass instead.  I like to serve it on the rocks as I enjoy experiencing the taste of the mocktail evolve as the ice melts into the drink.

Can I omit the garnish or use a different garnish?
Yes, you can choose to garnish this mocktail how you like.  A lemon peel and maraschino cherry are simple and classic, but feel free to experiment with other garnishes.

Is this drink suitable for pregnant women?
There is no alcohol in this mocktail, but it does contain raw eggs.  Some women choose to avoid raw eggs when they are pregnant due to the risk of salmonella.  If you or your guest is pregnant, it is important to use fresh pasteurized eggs.  In the UK, look for the British Lion mark that indicates that the eggs have been vaccinated against salmonella.

Is this drink suitable for vegans?
No, because it does contain eggs.  If you want to make the recipe vegan-friendly, you’ll simply need to replace the egg whites with 15 ml of aquafaba (chickpea juice).

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