An easy, pineapple crush cocktail! This drink is made with pineapple, vodka, and orange liqueur. It’s a simple pineapple vodka cocktail to make and perfect for any occasion.
After staring at a beautiful pineapple I had on my counter for days, I finally chopped it up and made this delicious cocktail with it! It was lovely and a great drink to sit back and relax with. I had so much pineapple, I froze the rest of the chunks and I will add them to my morning smoothies!
Pineapple is a fruit that grows on a tropical plant. It is native to South America but is now grown in many climates worldwide. It’s also an excellent winter fruit and is used in many winter dishes and drinks.
The fruit is oval-shaped with a tough, scaly skin. It has a sweet, juicy flesh with a slightly acidic taste. It is a tropical delight and goes well with many flavors and spices.
This easy mixed drink gets its name from the pineapple actually being crushed using a muddler. If you don’t have a muddler, no worries, you can just use a spoon to crush the pineapple.
The drink is then shaken with ice to get it nice and cold. During the winter I like to serve it with a cinnamon stick. Cinnamon pineapple goes together perfectly.
How to Make a Pineapple Crush Cocktail
You’ll need a few bar tools to make this drink:
Pineapple Chunks – Cut a fresh pineapple into chunks.
Pineapple Juice – You can find this at your local grocery store. Use 100% pure pineapple juice.
Vodka – Any plain vodka works for this cocktail. If you want to give the drink even more of a pineapple flavor, use a pineapple-infused vodka or a tropical
Orange Liqueur – Use any orange liqueur that you like.
Rosemary – This is optional but I love the fragrance rosemary adds to the drink. You can muddle fresh rosemary in with the pineapple.
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle pineapple chunks.
- Add pineapple juice, vodka, and orange liqueur.
- Fill the shaker with ice and shake well.
- Strain into a glass filled with fresh ice cubes.
Tips for Making An Easy Pineapple Crush Drink
Add a fin to garnish this drink with a fresh pineapple wedge and an umbrella. If you want to get creative, make a pineapple flower to garnish the cocktail with!
If you want to make a pitcher of this cocktail, simply multiply the ingredients by how many drinks you want to make
For a non-alcoholic version of this drink, simply omit the vodka.
Add a splash of lime juice or lemon juice.
When to Serve a Pineapple Cocktail
This pineapple cocktail is perfect for any occasion! Serve it at your next:
- Patio Parties
Frequently Asked Questions
Pineapple juice pairs well with vodka, rum, and tequila. If you want to make a sweeter drink, use pineapple juice and cream of coconut.
You can use rum instead of vodka in this recipe. Rum would give the drink a more tropical flavor.
More Pineapple Drinks You’ll Love
Here are more cocktails that are made with flavorful pineapple juice:
Pineapple and Lavender Cocktail – This is another beautifully blended drink using lavender and pineapple juice. It’s a mocktail that is refreshing and perfect year-round.
Pineapple Orange Party Punch – If you’re hosting a party, try our orange party punch.
How to Make a Toasted Pineapple Cocktail – I use the whole pineapple for this drink! The toasted coconut is so yummy.
The Best Vodka Cocktails – I’ve rounded up all of my favorite vodka cocktails!
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- 3 large pineapple chunks
- 1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1 ounce orange liqueur
- Muddle the pineapple chunks and rosemary (if you want to add any herb you can) in a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice and the rest of the ingredients.
- Shake for 20 seconds.
- Strain into a glass.
- Garnish with a flower and herb.