How to Make the Perfect Pineapple Crush Cocktail

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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.

pineapple crush cocktail with flowers and a yellow napkin.

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

Tools

You’ll need a few bar tools to make this drink:

Pineapple juice, vodka, orange liqueur and a bowl of pineapple.

Ingredients

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.

Pineapple chunks in a cocktail shaker.

Instructions

  • 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.

strain the cocktail into a glass filled with ice.

When to Serve a Pineapple Cocktail

This pineapple cocktail is perfect for any occasion! Serve it at your next:

  • BBQ
  • Patio Parties
A cocktail with pineapple juice garnished with a flower.

Frequently Asked Questions

What alcohol goes with pineapple juice?

Pineapple juice pairs well with vodka, rum, and tequila. If you want to make a sweeter drink, use pineapple juice and cream of coconut.

Can I use Rum instead of vodka?

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!

pineapple cocktail on a marble table.

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pineapple cocktail recipe.

Pineapple Crush

A simple pineapple cocktail made with vodka. This drink is easy and delicious!
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
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Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 3 large pineapple chunks
  • 1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur

Instructions

  • Muddle the pineapple chunks and rosemary (if you want to add any herb you can) in a cocktail shaker.
    Pineapple chunks in a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice and the rest of the ingredients.
    Pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake for 20 seconds.
  • Strain into a glass.
    strain the cocktail into a glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with a flower and herb.
    A cocktail with pineapple juice garnished with a flower.
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