Pineapple Hibiscus Mocktail

Miss the feeling of unwinding with a glass of wine after a long day? Try this mocktail with zingy ginger and tart pineapple blended into a base of hibiscus tea.

Heading out the door? Read this article on the new Outside+ app available now on iOS devices for members! Download the app.

Keep Your Pants On

SWYPO, the acronym for the phrase “sex with your pants on,” was coined by Whole30 co-founder Melissa Hartwig Urban to describe making treats with compliant ingredients. Hartwig Urban discourages this as it doesn’t change your emotional reliance on these types of “treat” foods. For that reason, we opted to skip the sweet treat in this issue in favor of a no-alcohol, fruity sipper.

Prep Time
5 min
15 min


  • 2 tsp dried hibiscus flower (or 1 hibiscus tea bag)

    ¾ cup coconut water, or to taste

    ½ cup chopped pineapple

    2 tsp peeled and chopped ginger

    Pinch sea salt

    2 tbsp sparkling water, or to taste

    lime slices for garnish, optional


1. Bring 1½ cups water to a boil; place hibiscus in a heat-proof bowl. Pour boiling water over top and steep for 10 minutes. Strain, pressing down on hibiscus to squeeze out all the liquid. Let cool slightly. (Alternatively, brew tea as package label directs.)

2. Transfer hibiscus tea to a blender. Add coconut water, pineapple, ginger and salt. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more coconut water, if desired.

3. Pour into 2 ice-filled glasses. Top each off with sparkling water. Garnish with lime (if using).

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size ½ of recipe
  • Calories 40
  • Carbohydrate Content 10 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 0 g
  • Fiber Content 1 g
  • Protein Content 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 90 mg
  • Sugar Content 7 g