20 Pineapple Cocktails Beyond the Pina Colada

Drink Your Pineapple for a Taste of the Tropics

Pineapple Sage Gimlet Punch
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Pineapple cocktails are among the fruitiest drinks you can mix up. While the piña colada is the best-known of them, this tropical fruit can be used in many equally delicious drink recipes.

An essential mixer for a well-stocked bar, pineapple juice is the easiest way to add the fruit to cocktails. Not all drinks use it and some recipes rely on the fresh fruit or homemade pineapple ingredients instead. The recipes tend to be easy and a few have surprising flavor combinations for you to enjoy.

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    Bahama Mama

    Bahama Mama Cocktail Recipe

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    One of the best tropical cocktails to feature pineapple juice is the Bahama Mama. This timeless recipe pairs two bold rums with coffee and coconut liqueurs. Mix this one up and you're ready for a day on the beach (even if it's just in your imagination).

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    Painkiller

    Painkiller Recipe

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    Also among the icons of the tiki bar, there are many recipes for the painkiller. This particular painkiller recipe is simple and common. You'll need a navy or dark rum, cream of coconut, and orange juice. The pineapple juice makes up most of the drink, which is why it's perfect for summer.

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    Pineapple Mojito

    Easy Pineapple Mojito Cocktail Recipe
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    Get out your muddler because it's time to put a pineapple twist on the mojito! Easy, refreshing, and downright delicious, this cocktail has everything that's great about the famous rum cocktail, you'll simply add a couple of pineapple chunks along with the juice.

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    Yaka Hula Hickey Dula

    Yaka Hula Hickey Dula Cocktail Recipe
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    How can you resist mixing up a drink that doubles as a tongue twister? The Yaka Hula Hickey Dula recipe is incredibly simple and absolutely delicious. Think of it as a Hawaiian-style rum martini and you'll never forget it. Just pour equal parts dark rum, dry vermouth, and pineapple juice, shake, and enjoy.

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    Jungle Bird

    Jungle Bird Cocktail
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    An interesting tiki cocktail, the jungle bird is filled with intriguing flavors and gets its name from the fun garnish. The pineapple juice in this recipe plays an equal role with dark rum. The twist is that it includes Campari, that bitter Italian aperitif that's typically reserved for fancy dinner cocktails. Though it sounds a bit odd, the first sip will show you how well it works!

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    Patron Pineapple

    Finished Patro Pineapple cocktail

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    Beyond easy, the Patron pineapple is a recipe you'll turn to time and again. It's a simplified pineapple margarita that's served tall and requires just three ingredients. To say it's refreshing is an understatement.

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    French Martini

    French Martini
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    A star on the modern martini menu, it's hard to find a cocktail lounge that can't make a French martini. The drink offers a brilliant contrast between ​the sweet black raspberry flavor of Chambord and the sweet-tart taste of pineapple and you can choose between gin or vodka.

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    Algonquin Cocktail

    Algonquin Cocktail
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    For a whiskey twist, you'll want to mix up the Algonquin cocktail. It's a classic that pairs dry vermouth with pineapple, offering your taste buds a sweet-dry profile that's very enjoyable. Behind that lurks the bold taste of rye whiskey. With today's strong rye market, there's no better time to try it.

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    Park Avenue Cocktail

    Park Avenue Cocktail
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    With the array of fascinating gins available today, there's great potential to make the Park Avenue cocktail the best it's ever been. Essentially a perfect martini with a hint of pineapple, it's a fantastic drink. It works just as well with soft, modern gins as it does with traditional, juniper-heavy styles.

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    Spicy Pineapple Shandy

    Spicy Pineapple Shandy
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    The shandy pairs beer and lemonade and it's a great mix to play around with. And, when you're ready for a little spice in your life, this pineapple shandy should do the trick. In it, jalapeño syrup, tequila, and lemon and pineapple juices are mixed with your favorite pale ale for an unforgettable drink.

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    Key Lime Pie Martini

    Easy Vodka Key Lime Pie Martini Cocktail Recipe
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    Ready for a piece of pie in a glass? You won't want to miss the key lime pie martini. With a vanilla vodka background, the mix of triple sec, pineapple juice, and a sweet lime cordial produces a sweet, tangy cocktail that will wake up your senses. Don't forget the graham cracker rim as it's the finishing touch that sets it over the top.

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    Hawaiian Iced Tea

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    Put a pineapple spin on that famous Long Island iced tea. This recipe has all the booze of the original mixed drink, it simply replaces the cola with pineapple juice. Lighter and more refreshing, the Hawaiian iced tea can easily become a new favorite.

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    Hawaiian Margarita

    Frozen Hawaiian Margarita - Tequila Cocktail Recipe
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    Naturally, pineapple is going to make an appearance in a margarita or two. In the Hawaiian margarita fresh pineapple and strawberries form a fruity foundation for the typical margarita ingredients. It's a blended cocktail and a fabulous way to cool down while enjoying a little tequila.

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    Pineapple Chili Margarita

    Pineapple Chili Margarita Tequila Cocktail Recipe
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    Should you find yourself in the mood for a more memorable margarita, try the pineapple chili margarita. It's a shaken cocktail, so there's no blender required and everything seems innocent enough until you add a dash of Tabasco habanero sauce. Only then does this spicy cocktail really comes to life.

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    Tamarind-Pineapple Margarita

    Tamarind Pineapple Margarita
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    Tequila and tamarind are natural companions and every tequila lover needs to taste the duo to fully appreciate the agave spirit. Pineapple is a fabulous third wheel for the combo and the tamarind-pineapple margarita is an excellent next step in your tequila adventures.

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    Surfer on Acid

    Surfer on Acid Mixed Drink With Jagermeister

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    A quick, refreshing drink is just moments away and everyone can appreciate this favorite bar drink. The surfer on acid is a beautiful in its simplicity: mix equal parts of coconut rum, Jägermeister, and pineapple juice. It's a unique taste that's sure to please.

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    Honolulu Cocktail

    Classic Honolulu Cocktail - Gin Martini Recipe
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    As you might expect, the Honolulu cocktail does include pineapple, though it's not the only fruit juice you'll need. In this recipe from the 1930s, you'll mix gin with orange and lemon juices as well, toss in a little simple syrup, then marry the flavors with bitters. It's definitely fruity and a nice way to take your gin on hot summer days.

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    Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor Cocktail Recipe

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    The Pearl Harbor is another longtime favorite and it's a great choice for happy hour. This casual vodka highball has great color and a fun, fruity taste from a combination of melon liqueur and pineapple juice. It will have you mixing up a second round before the first is gone.

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    Centennial Punch

    Centennial Punch - Stranton Social
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    For the pineappliest of all pineapple cocktails, the centennial punch takes the prize. It's a brilliant recipe that begins by infusing whiskey with pineapple. You'll also make a coriander-pineapple syrup and, as the party nears, puree some pineapple and caramelize a few lemons. Put it all together and you have an impressive punch.

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    Pineapple and Sage Gimlet

    Pineapple Sage Gimlet Punch
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    It may not be the first pairing that comes to mind, but pineapple and sage are a delightful twosome. This spring-worthy punch recipe shows that off perfectly in a big-batch gimlet that brilliantly pairs your favorite gin against fresh ingredients.