Pineapple Vodka Cocktail Recipe

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An easy and delicious pineapple vodka cocktail recipe! This drink is refreshing and perfect for any time of year. It’s easy to make with just 2 simple ingredients, vodka, and pineapple juice! You can adjust the recipe to your liking by adding lime juice, ginger vodka, or simple syrup.

If you’re looking for an easy cocktail that’s both refreshing and delicious, look no further than this pineapple vodka drink. Made with just a few simple ingredients, it’s the perfect summertime sipper.

This drink is also made with natural flavors, so it tastes even better than it looks. So whether you’re entertaining friends or just enjoying a night in, this cocktail is sure to please!

Check out more of our vodka recipes!

pineapple vodka cocktail in a glass

I remember the first time I had a vodka and pineapple cocktail. I was out with some friends and someone ordered a round for the table I took one sip and was hooked. The sweetness of the pineapple juice combined with the smooth vodka was perfect.

Now, I’ve become something of a connoisseur of vodka and pineapple cocktails. I’ve tried them all – from the classic recipe with just vodka and juice to ones with added lime or mint. I love them all and you will too!

How to Make a Pineapple Vodka Cocktail

Here are the basic ingredients you’ll need to make this easy pineapple cocktail.

ingredients to make a vodka and pineapple juice cocktail

Ingredients

Pineapple Juice – Since this juice is naturally sweet, use one without any added sugar. See our recommendations below.

Vodka – Use good quality vodka when making this drink. Since there are only two ingredients, the quality does matter. You can use plain vodka or pineapple vodka.

Lime Juice and Grenadine – These are both optional, but you can add 1/2 ounce lime juice or a splash of grenadine to the cocktail.

Ice Cubes

cocktail shaker

Directions

Simply combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice for 20 seconds.

Strain the drink in a tall glass over ice cubes.

Garnish with a slice of pineapple or lime.

Sugar the Rim

straining a yellow cocktail over ice

In a small plate add 1/8 cup granulated sugar.

Wipe the rim of the glass with a lemon or lime wedge.

Dip the glass straight down into the sugar.

Add a Layer of Grenadine

For an added touch of sweetness, float a layer of grenadine over the top of the drink. To do this, pour the grenadine slowly over the back of a spoon into the drink. The grenadine will sink to the bottom and create a beautiful ombre color.

pouring Grenadine over the top of a yellow cocktail

Vodka Pineapple Recipe Variations

There are a few ways you can change up this pineapple vodka cocktail recipe.

  • If you want it to be sweeter, add simple syrup or two.
  • Or if you want it to be a little more tart, add some lime juice.
  • And if you’re looking for a little bit of a kick, try using ginger vodka.
  • Add a splash of fresh orange juice to make a pineapple screwdriver.
  • Use coconut vodka for more of a tropical fruit drink.

Pineapple Vodka

If you want to use pineapple vodka for this recipe you can! Pineapple vodka is a type of flavored vodka that is made by infusing pineapples into vodka. It can be found in most liquor stores and will give the drink an even stronger pineapple flavor.

Vanilla vodka or ginger vodka would also be a delicious pairing with pineapple juice.

Garnishes for Pineapple Vodka

A garnish adds charm to a drink and makes it festive. Here are ideas to garnish this drink:

  • Wedge of Pineapple
  • Lime Wheel
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Pineapple Leaf
grenadine at the bottom of pineapple juice and vodka

Pineapple Juice

Pineapple juice is a tropical juice made from pineapples that has a sweet and slightly acidic distinct flavor. This juice is a popular ingredient in cocktails and is often used to make pineapple vodka. It’s also a common drink on its own and is a good source of Vitamin C. It’s made by juicing fresh pineapple.

For this recipe, we recommend using organic, naturally sweetened pineapple juice. Here are some suggestions:

  • R.W. Knudsen
  • Trader Joe’s Pineapple Juice
  • Dole Pineapple Juice
  • Any Pineapple Juice with No Sugar Added

These are pineapple juices that are either organic or unsweetened. They will be the best to use in this recipe because they are not as processed and have no added sugar.

How to Juice a Pineapple

If you don’t have pineapple juice on hand, or if you want to use fresh pineapple, here’s how to juice a pineapple. You will need a juicer or a blender and a strainer.

Cut the pineapple in half length-wise and then cut each half into thirds. Next, cut off the crown (top) of the pineapple. Cut off the skin and then cut the pineapple into small pieces that will fit into your juicer or blender.

Juice the pineapple using a juicer or blend it in a blender and then strain it if you want a smooth pineapple juice.

Vodka

Vodka is a clear, distilled liquor made from grain or potatoes. It originates from Russia and has become one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world. Use good quality, smooth vodka to make the best drink.

Personally, we love to use local, small-batch vodkas if you can. The best place to find these are at local liquor stores. However, there are some great vodkas out there that are affordable too:

  • Titos – A good, affordable choice for Vodka.
  • Reyka Vodka – Reyka is a premium vodka that is hand-crafted in Iceland. It’s very good quality for a great price. We recommend this vodka often. It was also awarded Gold at the International Spirits Challenge.
  • Frankly Vodka – Organic vodka that uses no refined sugars, no gluten, no GMO’s, no synthetic pesticides, and no artificial colors.
  • Ocean Vodka – Another great organic vodka, sustainably produced in Hawaii.
  • King St. Vodka – A female lead vodka brand is made with alkaline water and gluten-free corn, it’s distilled seven times for purity.
  • Vapid Vodka – This is a California vodka with a clean, subtle sweetness.
  • Grey Goose – Its spicy notes work well in a variety of cocktails, making it a perfect addition to any bar.
vodka pineapple

When to Serve a Vodka and Pineapple Juice Cocktail

This pineapple vodka cocktail is perfect for any time of year! Serve it at your next summer party or poolside. Or make it a winter cocktail by adding a cinnamon stick as a garnish.

No matter when you serve it, this cocktail is sure to be a hit! Here are some special occasions when we’ve served this drink:

Pineapple Garden Party

Pool Party 

Beach Bonfire 

Birthday Party it’s also perfect for a last-minute birthday party!

Carnival Party

Garden Party 

Tropical Party

What to Serve with Vodka and Pineapple Juice

This pineapple vodka cocktail is perfect on its own or paired with food. If you’re serving it as a party drink, try pairing it with appetizers like pineapple salsa or pineapple guacamole.

If you’re looking for a main dish to serve with this cocktail, try pineapple chicken or pineapple shrimp. And if you want to keep it simple, just serve it with a slice of pineapple.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is pineapple vodka healthy?

Pineapple vodka is made with pineapple juice, which is a good source of Vitamin C. It also doesn’t have any added sugar, so it’s a healthier option than many other vodkas. However, pineapple vodka does contain alcohol, so it should be consumed in moderation.

What alcohol is good with pineapple juice?

Pineapple juice pairs well with vodka, rum, and tequila. You can also use pineapple juice to make a pineapple screwdriver by adding a splash of orange juice. Cranberry juice or mango juice also go well with this drink.

What is a good pineapple vodka?

There are many pineapple vodkas available on the market. Some of our favorites include Stoli pineapple, New Amsterdam Pineapple Vodka, Ciroc Vodka Pineapple and Smirnoff pineapple.

pineapple wedges on a cocktail pick
What juice goes best with vodka?

Vodka pairs well with many different fruit juices. Some of our favorites include pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and grapefruit juice. Check out all of the best vodka mixers.

Is Vodka and Pineapple Juice Healthy?

Pineapple vodka is made with pineapple juice, which is a good source of Vitamin C. It also doesn’t have any added sugar, so it’s a healthier option than many other vodkas. However, pineapple vodka does contain alcohol, so it should be consumed in moderation.

How long does this drink last?

Pineapple juice and vodka will last for about 24 hours in the fridge without ice. After that, the pineapple juice will start to turn brown and the vodka will start to lose its flavor.

How many calories are in a pineapple vodka?

There are about 200 calories in this pineapple vodka drink. This number will vary depending on the brand of vodka, what juice you use, and the size of the drink.

More Pineapple Drinks You’ll Love

If you the fresh flavor of pineapple juice, then try any of these delicious cocktails recipes:

Lavender Pineapple Juice Recipe

Toasted Coconut Pineapple Cocktail

Pineapple and Tequila Recipe

Mojito Pineapple Recipe

Classic Pina Colada

Pineapple Martini

Coconut Rum Pineapple Popsicles

Pineapple Margaritas

Check out more of our classic cocktail recipes, great cocktail recipes, tequila cocktails, gin cocktails, and cheap drinks to make at home!

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Pineapple Vodka Cocktail

An easy 2 ingredient mixed drink that is perfect to serve year-round! It's refreshing without any added sugar and can be altered to your liking.
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 191kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces vodka, plain or pineapple vodka

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
    pineapple juice and vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Shake for 20 seconds.
    pineapple shaped cocktail shaker
  • Strain over a glass filled with ice.
    straining a yellow cocktail over ice
  • Garnish and enjoy!
    vodka pineapple

Notes

Add simple syrup if you want a sweeter drink. 
You can add a 1/2 ounce lime juice for more acidity. 
Pour grenadine over the top for a pretty color. 

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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