25 Pineapple Cocktails to Sip This Summer
Looking to transport yourself somewhere tropical? Nothing will do it better than tropical drink, especially one that involves pineapple. Each of these top-rated cocktails are made with pineapple juice, pineapple liquor, fresh pineapple, or a mixture of them all. From classic piña coladas to nontraditional concoctions, there is a pineapple drink on this list for every taste. Here are 25 pineapple cocktails you'll want to sip all summer long.
This simple pineapple and coconut cocktail can be easily scaled up for serving to a crowd: "Awesome tropical beverage for a Caribbean-themed wedding rehearsal dinner! I used the calculator to adjust for 50 servings and poured these from a pitcher garnished with fruit slices," says reviewer sherri mc.
Pina Colada III
You can't go wrong with this classic piña colada recipe. Reviewer Kate87 says, "Super easy and far better than a mix!"
Champagne, orange juice concentrate, pineapple juice, and apricot-mango nectar make for a tropical take on plain ol' mimosas."I like this recipe better than the traditional orange juice-champagne combination," says reviewer Sherea. "It has more flavor."
Reviewer Lesa says, "This drink is awesome...takes you right to the islands!" It isn'tsummertime without this classic cocktail made famous in the Hawaiian islands.
Pineapple Upside-down Cake Martinis
"This is an easy girly drink made up by a good friend after she had one at a bar," says recipe creator BOILERMISH. "Pineapple juice and vanilla vodka in a martini glass. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple and a cherry." This dessert drink is best served in the summertime.
This tropical drink is the perfect balance of tangy citrus and sweet rum. Serve it up in a hurricane glass for a classic presentation.
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake in a Glass
"Cake-flavored vodka just may be the best thing in a bottle; it tastes great mixed with just about anything," says recipe creator CookinBug. "This yummy cocktail combines the flavored vodka with pineapple juice for a sweet treat. Fresh pineapple also makes a great garnish."
A Fantastic Margarita
"I really wondered about this recipe when I first saw it, but I tried it for Memorial Day weekend, and it was excellent," says reviewer Joni G. "It was by far better than store-bought Margarita mixes I had been using." Take your margarita up a notch with orange juice, pineapple juice, and limeade concentrate.
Hawaiian Punch Slush for Adults
Cool down with this boozy slush made with cream of coconut, lemonade concentrate, unsweetened pineapple juice, vodka, and lemon-lime soda. Reviewer 4boys2cook4 says, "I made this for my Bunko group of 16 women and thankfully made three batches -- it went quickly!"
Blue Hawaiian Cocktail
This bright blue (thanks to the blue Curacao) tropical drink was invented in Hawaii in the 1950s. "This is one drink that will keep you cool in the summertime and transport you to paradise....the only way to make it taste better would be if I was sipping it in Hawaii," says reviewer Patty Cakes.
"Great summer drink...kind of a twist of my two favorite drinks...tequila sunrise and amaretto sour," says reviewer NEgirl.
Rob and Becky's Pimm's™ Lemonade
No English summer day is complete with a glass of Pimm's. "On our honeymoon we stayed with some friends in London and they made us this drink -- now we can't stop making it," says reviewer Sandy. "It is especially delicious on a hot, summer afternoon. The cucumber and mint are odd, but don't leave them out - they make this drink!"
Only two ingredients are needed to make this refreshing drink: fresh pineapple chunks and vodka. Reviewer SWEETROUBLE1014 says, "These are awesome, however I found that refrigerating made it take a lot longer to get rid of the bite of the vodka. I put the glass jar out in the sun for a few days and it sweetened right up!"
Pina Colada Cocktail
This Cuban cocktail is a mixture of the most tropical flavors: coconut, pineapple, and rum. Reviewer beautifulpeaches2000 says, "Very good! Just be more careful than me and be sure to use cream of coconut and NOT coconut cream. I didn't realize there was a difference when I first made this."
Looking for a quick sangria with minimal ingredients? This refreshing white-wine sangria is made with peach schnapps, pineapple juice, frozen peaches slices, and lime wedges. Reviewer suemichelle91 says, "I made this for my soon to be daughter in laws bridal shower. It was a BIG hit, everyone loved it. We ran out of it quickly. Definitely must try it, you won't regret it!"
Pina Colada Pudding Shots!
These creamy pudding shots will be a hit at any tropic-themed party. Reviewer barbara benze suggests topping them off with graham cracker pieces.
"This is very good. A little sweet, so next time I make this I might use grapefruit juice instead of orange, seeing as there's orange vodka in it," says reviewer Sarah Jo. "These could be dangerous, as you can't really tell that there's alcohol in it!"
Grilled Pineapple Mai Tai
"Grilling the citrus for this mai tai brings the natural flavors to the front, making this one cocktail that goes down deliciously easy," says recipe creator Matt Wencl. "Grill up an entire pineapple and a few more limes to make easy beach cocktails for a crowd."
Movies 'Till Dawn
This unusual combination of pineapple juice, rum, vanilla schnapps, and triple sec makes for a well-balanced drink. "It's hard to describe how the flavors blend other than to say it was well-balanced and refreshing. No one of the relatively different liquors included in this drink dominated the other," says reviewer Spunky Buddy.
Pineapple Sunrise Mimosas
"These simple, sweet mimosas are great for brunch," says recipe creator Juliana Hale. "For a virgin version, substitute club soda or citrus-flavored sparkling water for the Prosecco, and use grenadine instead of Campari."
Frozen Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini
Pineapple sherbet gives this sweet drink a smooth and creamy texture. "Awesome and really does taste like the cake," says reviewer Christina. "I used whipped cream vodka, which was wonderful in this."
Juli's Bee's Knees
According to recipe creator Juliana Hale, this cocktail dates back to Prohibition, but this version has a few updates: pineapple juice, gin, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, and honey are combined to make a smooth summer cocktail.
Recipe creator Matt Wencl says, "Refreshing tiki flavors mingle in this delicious reinterpretation of the classic daiquiri." Pineapple-infused rum, lime juice, orgeat syrup, and fresh mint come together in this simple cocktail.
"I had this wonderful raspberry martini in the Garden District of New Orleans and knew I had to get the recipe from the 5-star restaurant," says reviewer Leslie du Mont. "Turns out, my new favorite is simple to make!" Fresh pineapple juice is the secret to this fruity drink.
To round out the list, we have another classic tropical cocktail. Reviewer Kim says, "It's coconutty, fruity, and very very smooth to drink. These could be really dangerous if you're not careful!"