Pineapple is among the tropical fruits enjoyed across different parts of the world and stands out from other fruit juices due to its unique flavor. You can get the best pineapple cocktails when mixed with liquor and crushed ice. Pineapple is a versatile juice that goes well with gin, rum, tequila, and vodka. If you are looking for a pineapple cocktail or pineapple cocktail mixer to enjoy, this article provides you with some of the best pineapple cocktails that you should try:
Pineapple Cocktails with Gin
This cocktail is named after a famous bartender—Julio Rodriguez. Enjoy this sour and sweet cocktail that will keep your taste buds yearning for more. Bring the heat to the moment and the party with this cocktail using the following ingredients.
· ¼ ounce dry vermouth
· ½ ounce sweet pineapple juice
· ¾ ounce gin
· ¼ ounce Lillet Blanc
· Dash of orange bitters
1. Pour all the ingredients and ice into a shaker.
2. Shake for a few minutes and strain into a chilled glass.
3. Garnish with a cherry and pineapple.
This ingredient-heavy pineapple cocktail is a must-try if you like classic cocktails. Once you prepare it, give it a whirl, taste it, and enjoy the nostalgia from the early 20s. Here is what you need:
· 2 ounces of pineapple juice
· ½ ounce lime juice
· ½ ounce Cointreau
· ¼ ounce grenadine
· 1-ounce gin
· ½ ounce cherry brandy
Combine all the above ingredients in a shaker and stir it with ice. First, fill a hurricane glass halfway with ice and pour the drink into it. Next, pour an ounce of soda water before garnishing with a cocktail cherry and an orange wedge.
Pineapple Juice Cocktails with Rum
Mary Pickford Cocktail
This cocktail's combination of pineapple juice and rum makes it perfect for any occasion. Each sip will give you a sweet and sour taste that delivers the 1920s vibe. You will need the following:
· ¼ ounce pineapple juice
· ½ ounce white rum
· Syrup, preferably grenadine syrup or maple syrup maraschino cherry
Pour the rum and the pineapple juice into a shaker with ice. After shaking, pour the mix into an iced glass. Splash the syrup on top before garnishing your cocktail with a cherry or a pineapple wedge.
This cocktail is different from other rums because it contains spice and other tropical juices. The ingredients you need for your cocktail include:
· Pineapple juice
· ½ ounce dark rum
· Orange juice
· ½ ounce light rum
· Grenadine syrup
· ¼ ounce proof rum
Combine all the ingredients with ice and pour into a shaker. Shake and strain the mix in an iced glass. Garnish your drink with a pineapple leaf, wedge, and cocktail cherry, and enjoy the tropical flavors.
This cocktail was made in the 1970s in Soggy Dollar Bar in the British Virgin Islands. It was created initially using Pusser's rum, made using the Royal Navy recipe. You can, however, use any dark rum in this cocktail. The ingredients are:
· 4 ounces of pineapple juice
· 2 ½ ounces of aged rum
· 1 ounce of orange juice
· 1-ounce coconut rum
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake the mix for about 45 seconds and strain in a glass. Sprinkle a small amount of grated nutmeg on your drink, and garnish with pineapple leaves or wedge.
Classic Pina Colada
You can serve this cocktail either shaken and strained or blended. This method focuses on the former method. You need the following ingredients:
· ½ ounce lime juice
· 2 ounces light rum
· 1 ½ ounce Coco Lopez coconut cream
· 1 ½ ounces of pineapple juice
Mix all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake for about 30 seconds. Strain the mixture into a hurricane glass over ice before garnishing with a pineapple slice.
This classic rum cocktail is ideal when chilling on holiday and you want something favorable and unique. Pineapple mojito is an all-time favorite that appeals to everyone with its minty, bubbly, and artful appearance.
What you will need:
· 1 cup of pineapple juice
· eight (8) fresh mint leaves
· ½ a cup of Soda water
· ½ a cup lime juice
· ½ White rum
· 2 tsp simple syrup
Muddle the mint using a cocktail muddler. Add the other ingredients and the desired quantity of ice and shake vigorously. Strain the drink and serve it in a glass.
This cocktail is an exotic drink perfect for any occasion. It was created in the 1970s in Kuala Lumpur Hilton hotel. What you need for this cocktail is:
· Splash of lime juice
· ¼ ounce Campari
· ½ ounce pineapple juice
· ¾ ounce dark rum
First, add the Campari and dark rum and shake for about 20 seconds. Next, add the pineapple juice and splash of lime juice with ice and shake well. Serve in an iced glass, and garnish the drink with a pineapple slice.
Pineapple Cocktails with Tequila
This drink was created in the 1930s and the among the most famous mixed drinks in history. A margarita is a cocktail made with Cointreau, tequila, and lime juice. Margaritas are delicious drinks, and adding a pineapple adds a twist. This is what you need to make a pineapple margarita:
· Lime juice
· Pineapple juice
· ¾ pineapple juice
· Garnish; the lime wheel or pineapple wedge
Pour all the ingredients except the garnishes into a shaker and shake. Strain in a glass and garnish as desired.
Pineapple Cocktails with Vodka
Chi Chi Cocktail
This cocktail is very refreshing and easy to make. The ingredients include:
· 2 ounces cranberry juice
· One lime wedge
· 1 ½ ounces of pineapple juice
· 1-ounce vodka
· One teaspoon of simple syrup
Combine the vodka and pineapple juice in a mixing glass and stir using a spoon. Fill a glass halfway with ice cubes. In a separate glass, combine the syrup and cranberry juice shot glass and stir. You can make the drink more appealing by titling the pineapple juice mix and following the cranberry mix to flow down. Garnish the drink with a lime wedge and serve.
Surfer on Acid
Consider this bittersweet pineapple cocktail if you want to play mind games on your taste bud. You have probably had it before as a party shot or cocktail. The unusual combination of flavors is hard to miss and will keep you yearning for another sip.
· 15 ml Jagermeister
· 15 ml Coconut rum
· 15 ml Pineapple juice
· Pineapple wedge
Get a shaker, add the coconut rum, Jagermeister, pineapple juice, and ice, and shake well until it's chilled. Add ice to a tall glass and strain the concoction. Garnish using the pineapple wedge.
Bay Breeze Cocktail
This is a refreshing cocktail hence the name bay breeze. The cocktail requires you to make pineapple syrup using pineapple juice and sugar,
then mix it with:
· Pineapple Juice
· cranberry juice
· pineapple wedge
• and 1 1/2 ounces of your favorite vodka
Pour all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Serve your drink immediately and garnish with a lime wheel or pineapple wedge.
Other Pineapple Cocktail Recipes
Dirty Pelican, Pineapple Fig
Unlike mainstream mixers with artificial syrups and flavorings, you can try using an organic cocktail mixer made with delicious and organic ingredients.
For example, try Dirty Pelican's Pineapple Fig organic cocktail mixer if you want to have a refreshing drink that pairs well with bourbon, whiskey, rum, vodka, mezcal, or tequila. It has a refreshing pineapple flavor paired with fresh fig, a splash of raspberry, hints of ginger, and a pleasant surprise of rosemary.
It may have unique flavors, but Dirty Pelican goes with just about any liquor, unlike other mixers. The taste, consistency, and smoothness will match just about any whiskey, rum, gin, or vodka you choose. However, you can't fix bad liquor! If you choose the right liquor and pair it with Dirty Pelican cocktail mixers, you're bound to please even the pickiest of your guests.
Just MIX, SHAKE, and POUR.
A French martini is a good start if you want an easy cocktail to enjoy. What you need for this cocktail includes ½ ounce Chambord or raspberry liqueur, 2 ounces vodka, 1-ounce pineapple juice, and raspberry for the garnish. Pour the vodka, Chambord, and pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Shake until the mixture is icy. Strain the mixture in a glass and garnish with the raspberry.
This mimosa drink is simple with few components and ideal for different gatherings. The ingredients for a pineapple mimosa are 2 ounces of pineapple juice, 4 ounces of prosecco or champagne, 1 ounce of unsweetened coconut milk, and the pineapple wedge for garnish. Pour the coconut milk and pineapple juice into a coupe glass. Top the drink with prosecco before garnishing. Serve the drink immediately as the foam starts to deflate.
Midori Illusion Cocktail
Midori is a Japanese liqueur introduced in 1978. It can be mixed with champagne or vodka to make a cocktail. To create a Midori illusion, you need ½ ounce vodka, ounces Midori, ½ ounce triple sec, ½ ounce lemon juice, and pineapple juice. Add vodka, triple sec, lemon juice, pineapple juice, and Midori. Pour ice into the shaker, shake vigorously, and strain the mix in a Collins glass. A Collins glass is a tall and narrow glass for serving mixed drinks. Garnish the drink with cherries and pineapple.
Famous in Manhattan, this whiskey pineapple mixer cocktail should be at the top of your list if you are yet to try it. It needs a few ingredients- pineapple juice, rye whiskey, and vermouth, enough ingredients to keep you sopping through a storm.
Miami Vice Cocktail
This cocktail gets its name from the ingredients in the mix and how they are served. The cocktail contains coconut milk, pineapples, strawberries, and white rum served over crushed ice. Depending on the ingredients going into the cocktail, pour the ingredients into the shaker and pour them into an iced glass.
You can enjoy different cocktails, but having pineapple as an ingredient in your cocktail will always make your drink undefeated. Whether you are out having a drink with friends, on vacation, or at home, a pineapple cocktail is a perfect drink to serve. So try the above drinks and enjoy the versatility of pineapple juice in your cocktails.
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