Tropical fruits are very popular to use in recipes as they are packed full of flavor and they are very refreshing.
Pineapple is delicious, sweet, and tangy, so it is perfect to use in cocktails to provide a strong and fresh flavor to your drinks.
You can add pineapple to lots of different cocktails, but you need to make sure that you are following a good recipe to make the most of the flavor.
Mixing pineapple with the wrong flavors can ruin the cocktail, so these recipes can help you to complement the pineapple.
This article will take you through 20 cocktails made with pineapple so that you can experience great tropical tastes from your home.
Find out more below to make pineapple the star of the show and discover incredible flavor combinations!
20 Cocktails Made With Pineapple
This cocktail makes the most of the tropical flavors by combining them in this refreshing drink.
Make the cocktails with pineapple juice, lime slices, cranberry juice, Malibu coconut rum (see also ‘21 Easy Malibu Cocktails‘), maraschino cherries, and fresh pineapple slices.
Pour the pineapple juice and rum into glasses filled with ice and add cranberry juice on top. Stir the mixture and garnish with fresh pineapple, lime, and maraschino cherries before serving.
Pineapple screwdrivers are the perfect cocktails to serve to guests as they can be made in a large jug.
You need to combine vodka, pineapple juice, and orange juice in a jug or punch bowl and then pour them into ice-filled glasses.
Garnish the cocktails with fresh orange peel, pineapple slices, fresh mint, and maraschino cherries before serving!
You can either serve it with all of the garnishes or choose your favorites so the cocktail isn’t too crowded.
This cocktail is light, refreshing, and perfect for a summer evening. You will only need gin, pineapple juice, ice, lime juice, and sparkling water to make these cocktails, with lime wedges for garnish.
Add the gin, pineapple juice, lime juice, and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake to mix well.
Pour the mixture into glasses filled with ice and pour sparkling water over the top before garnishing with lime wedges.
Hibiscus is very sweet and refreshing, but when it is combined with pineapple, it is even better!
Firstly, simmer sugar and water in a pan and add pineapple chunks. Strain the mixture but save the pineapple chunks before adding white vinegar.
Add hibiscus-infused water, pineapple sugar syrup, tequila, lime juice, mint, and jalapeños to a jug and stir well.
Serve the cocktail in ice-filled glasses and garnish with fresh lime wedges before relaxing and enjoying!
Daiquiris are fresh, sweet, and very tasty, and they are elevated with pineapple. You need to make sure that you have pineapple chunks, ice, orange juice, rum, lime juice, ice, sugar syrup, and fresh mint leaves.
Add the ice, pineapple chunks, orange juice, lime juice, and sugar syrup to a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with fresh lime slices, mint, and fresh pineapple for a stronger flavor.
This cocktail is very easy to make, but you need the right ingredients for it to taste right. Simply blend rum, pineapple juice, sugar syrup, lime juice, maraschino cherry syrup, and ice until it is smooth.
Pour the mixture into chilled glasses and garnish with cherries and fresh pineapple slices before serving!
Serve the cocktails in chilled glasses to keep the ice cool when serving to prevent it from melting quickly.
Pineapple margaritas are packed full of flavor! They contain fresh pineapple chunks, frozen limeade concentrate, orange liqueur, tequila, and ice.
Combine all of these ingredients in a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth.
Rub fresh lime around the rims of the glasses and dip them in sugar and salt. Next, pour the margarita mixture into ice-filled glasses and garnish with lime and pineapple slices!
Put a tropical twist on this classic favorite by using pineapple juice, vodka, and fresh pineapple slices for garnish. It is very easy to make, making it a very popular drink to make for guests.
Add all of the ingredients, except for the pineapple slices, to a cocktail shaker. Shake the mixture and strain into chilled glasses. Garnish the cocktails with the pineapple slices and serve!
This cocktail is a traditional favorite and this recipe adds sweetness from the pineapple.
You will need ice, whiskey, aromatic bitters, and pineapple sugar syrup. It is perfect for those who enjoy both sweet and bitter flavors!
Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake until it is chilled. Strain the cocktail over ice and garnish with fresh pineapple chunks and fresh mint sprigs.
There is no greater combination than pineapple and coconut, so experience it in a cocktail! You will need pineapple juice, champagne, coconut juice, sugar syrup, and shredded coconut.
You can either use freshly grated coconut or dried coconut from the store.
Dip the rims of the glasses in sugar syrup and shredded coconut ready for serving. Pour the coconut and pineapple juices into the glasses and then top them with champagne.
Garnish with fresh pineapple or serve straight away.
This cocktail is packed full of fresh flavors as it uses fresh herbs, fruit, and juices for a stronger flavor.
You will need fresh pineapple chunks, basil sugar syrup, fresh basil, vodka, lemon juice, pineapple juice, soda water, and citrus bitters.
In chilled glasses, add the pineapple chunks, fresh basil, and basil sugar syrup and mash together.
Add the vodka, lemon juice, and citrus bitters to a shaker and shake well before straining the mixture into ice-filled glasses. Top with soda water and garnish with basil and pineapple slices.
A pineapple whiskey sour only contains ice, pineapple juice, whiskey, and lemon juice, adding classic tropical flavors to a classic recipe.
The ingredients need to be combined correctly to maximize the flavor of this cocktail and to make sure that they are evenly distributed in the glasses.
You need to add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake until it is chilled. Pour the mixture into glasses that are filled with ice.
Garnish with fresh lemon slices before serving to your guests.
This cocktail is refreshing and is perfect for drinking under the hot sun with your friends and family. You will need ice, gin, pineapple juice, lemon juice, Orgeat, bitters, maraschino cherries, and edible flowers.
Add ice, gin, pineapple juice, lemon juice, Orgeat, and bitters to a cocktail shaker and shake to blend the mixture well.
Strain the mixture into ice-filled glasses and garnish with maraschino cherries and edible flowers.
This blue coconut cocktail is colorful, beautiful, and full of delicious flavors. You will need to dip the rims of the glasses in coconut cream and shredded coconut to add a stronger flavor to the cocktail.
To a blender, add vodka, pineapple juice, coconut cream, blue curaçao, and ice, and blend until the mixture is smooth.
Pour the mixture into the glasses and serve before they melt! Serve in chilled glasses to keep the ice cold for longer.
This rum punch is refreshing and beautiful as it resembles a sunset when the cocktail has been assembled.
You will need pineapple juice, rum, orange juice, coconut liqueur, ice, grenadine, sugar, and fresh fruit to garnish.
In a large jug, add the orange juice, pineapple juice, coconut liqueur, rum, and ice, and stir well. Wet the rims of the glasses and dip them in sugar before serving.
Fill the glasses with ice and pour in the rum punch mixture. Pour grenadine into the glasses and watch the cocktail turn into a sunset!
Garnish with fresh pineapple, oranges, and cherries.
16. Mai Thai
These cocktails are delicious and full of lots of flavorful ingredients. You will need light rum, gold rum, dark rum, pineapple juice, triple sec, lime juice, amaretto liqueur, ice, pineapple chunks, and maraschino cherries.
Add ice to a cocktail shaker and pour in the pineapple juice, lime juice, triple sec, amaretto liqueur, gold rum, and light rum and shake to combine.
Strain the cocktail mixture into ice-filled glasses and pour dark rum on top. Garnish with fresh pineapple and maraschino cherries.
To make this cocktail, you need the right amount of both sweetness and spice! Mix the agave nectar and lime juice, and then add it to a blender.
Add the pineapple juice, frozen pineapple, tequila, triple sec, and ice to the blender and blend until the mixture is smooth.
Rub lime over the rims of the glasses and dip them in sugar, salt, and chili powder. Pour the blended mixture into the glasses and serve the cocktails garnished with freshly cut lime wedges!
This pineapple Paloma cocktail is very refreshing and will transport you to tropical beaches! You will need pineapple juice, tequila, grapefruit soda, lime juice, ice, and salt.
Rim the glasses with lime juice and salt before serving.
Pour the tequila, lime juice, and pineapple juice into glasses that are filled with ice, and then stir well.
Add the grapefruit soda to the glasses and garnish with fresh slices of lime when serving the cocktails to your guests!
Pineapple and ginger mojitos are refreshing with the perfect level of spice! You will need pineapple juice, fresh ginger, lime juice, rum, soda water, fresh mint, and lime slices.
Caramelize the pineapple for garnish by heating butter in a pan and adding sugared pineapple to it.
Boil the pineapple and ginger together until it becomes a liquid and remove the ginger. Add mint, lime juice, and lime slices to glasses, and add the pineapple and ginger liquid.
Fill the glasses with ice and pour in the rum and soda water. Garnish with fresh mint and caramelized pineapple.
A hurricane of flavors, this cocktail will be sure to please your guests as it is extremely delicious!
You will need ice, dark rum, pineapple juice, white rum, orange juice, cranberry juice, and grenadine to make this delicious combination of flavors.
Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake until the mixture becomes cold. Once the shaker is chilled, the mixture will be done.
Add more grenadine to chilled glasses and strain the cocktail mixture on top. Stir and garnish with fresh oranges and maraschino cherries.
To conclude, there are plenty of choices when it comes to making pineapple cocktails!
You can add this beautiful flavor to many classic cocktails to make a refreshing drink that is perfect for relaxing under the summer sun (see also ‘33 Delightful And Easy Summer Cocktail Recipes‘)! You can experiment with different flavors and make cocktails that are suited to you at home!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do You Have To Use Pineapple?
These cocktails all use pineapple as the flavors greatly complement each other. You can substitute for other tropical flavors if you prefer as you can experiment with other tastes.
You can use mango, coconut, or passionfruit, depending on what fruit you can easily purchase (for more refreshing mango cocktail recipes, read here).
Can You Add More Fruit?
You can adjust the measurements for fruit if you wish! It depends on your taste buds, so if you want to add more fruit for a stronger flavor, make sure that you do!
Keep tasting to make sure that you do not add too much. If you add too much, the flavor could become too overpowering for you to drink.
How To Make The Cocktail Less Sweet?
If you find that one of the recipes is too sweet for you, add some acidity by adding lemon and lime juice. This will help to balance out the flavors and make the cocktail more enjoyable for you.
You can also reduce the sweetness in the cocktails by not adding as much sugar syrup, so add less than the recipe recommends.