Tropical Pineapple Cocktail Recipe

This Pineapple Raspberry Vanilla Vodka Collins is a refreshing, tropical cocktail that’s as delicious as it is beautiful. | platingsandpairings.com

This Pineapple Cocktail is a refreshing, tropical cocktail that’s as delicious as it is beautiful. Made with vodka, pineapple juice, raspberry liqueur and vanilla.

This Pineapple Raspberry Vanilla Vodka Collins is a refreshing, tropical cocktail that’s as delicious as it is beautiful. | platingsandpairings.com

Lately, we’ve made a tradition out of taking a fun vacation every year during Thanksgiving. Even though we miss out on the home-cooked turkey, family time and glasses of eggnog, it works for us. Why?

  1. Come mid-November in Portland, I’ve for sure had it with the rain. I want to go someplace with sunshine!
  2. With the limited amount of vacation time that I have, I can really stretch a trip during Thanksgiving – I only need to take a few days off and I can almost get a week out of it.

This Pineapple Raspberry Vanilla Vodka Collins is a refreshing, tropical cocktail that’s as delicious as it is beautiful. | platingsandpairings.com

Last year we went to Barcelona, and we had the best time! It was chilly, but there was lots of sunshine, sandy beaches, amazing tapas and fantastic (cheap) wine! This year, we’re going into full-on tropical vacay mode. We’re headed to Hawaii for about eight days and I absolutely cannot wait. The countdown has begun!

To get in the mood for our Hawaiian adventure I created a Pineapple Cocktail for the occasion. The pineapple lends a tropical flavor, the vanilla warms it up a bit, the raspberry gives it that perfect sunshine-y color, and a splash of soda water at the end makes it extra refreshing. While I’m not a fan of sugary-sweet cocktails, this Pineapple Cocktail isn’t cloyingly so.

This Pineapple Raspberry Vanilla Vodka Collins is a refreshing, tropical cocktail that’s as delicious as it is beautiful. | platingsandpairings.com

Pineapple Cocktail Ingredients

To make this Pineapple Cocktail, you only need 5-ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Raspberry Liqueur
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Soda Water

Do you have a favorite tropical cocktail that you like to indulge in? Let me know in the comments below.

Pineapple Cocktail Recipe

This Pineapple Raspberry Vanilla Vodka Collins is a refreshing, tropical cocktail that’s as delicious as it is beautiful. | platingsandpairings.com

Pineapple Cocktail Recipe

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pineapple cocktail, tropical cocktail, vodka cocktail, vodka pineapple cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 242 kcal
Author: Platings & Pairings

This Pineapple Cocktail is a refreshing, tropical cocktail that’s as delicious as it is beautiful. Made with vodka, pineapple juice, raspberry liqueur and vanilla.  

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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce raspberry liqueur such as Chambord
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Soda water

Instructions

  1. Place vodka, pineapple juice, raspberry liqueur and vanilla in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well to combine.
  2. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice and top with soda water.
Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Cocktail Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242
% Daily Value*
Sodium 4mg 0%
Potassium 153mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Sugars 16g
Vitamin C 14.3%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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18 comments

  1. Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife

    How exciting to have a trip to Hawaii coming up soon! This cocktail looks delicious. I’ll have to check out some of these different vodka flavors. The Black Cherry sounds delicious for fall pairings as well!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Doesn’t the Black Cherry sound fantastic? I’d love to give that one a try too!

      Reply

  2. Pech

    Ooo I love the idea of a bit of warmth from a bit of vanilla flavor here! I would have never thought to combine pineapple and vanilla but I’m drooling over the idea right now!

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  3. Rachel Lloyd

    I LOOOOVE a good vodka collins. LOVE. I’m so glad you posted this recipe. It reminded me to make one! I’ll give this one a try. Also, have a blast in Hawaii. We are getting married there in April and I can’t wait!!

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    1. Erin

      Thank you Rachel! I didn’t know that you were getting married in Hawaii – How fantastic!!! I’ll bet your photos are going to be AMAZING!!!

      Reply

  4. Catherine @ Ten Thousand Hour Mama

    Ooh, Hawaii, how fun! A lot of Hawaiian cocktails are too sweet for me, but I’m glad you’re getting in the mood with a pre-vacay drink!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hawaiian, fruity cocktails can sometimes be a bit too sweet for me too. That’s why I like adding soda water to this one – It cuts down on the sweetness a bit, and makes it extra refreshing!

      Reply

  5. Erin

    Fun!!! I am planning a trip to Barcelona in the spring! I’ll need to check out your posts! Have an amazing time in Hawaii. Love the Thanksgiving vacation plan.

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    1. Erin

      Thank you Erin – Yay for Barcelona. I absolutely loved it! Let me know if you need any suggestions when you get into your trip planning.

      Reply

  6. Jenni

    This looks perfectly tropical and an ideal way to flash back to summer during the fall months. Your vacation plans sound amazing. We typically go visit family, and while lovely, is stressful and expensive. I think I’ll have to do a trip to the tropics next year and just have my family meet me there.

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    1. Erin

      It really is stressful and expensive to travel during the holidays… Why NOT make a FUN vacation out of it?!

      Reply

  7. Mary

    STOP IT, that drink is GORGEOUS!
    And HAWAII!?!?!?!? WAHOOOOOO! I feel you on the weather slump and needing to get out of dodge! We typically leave in January or Feb. I can usually hold out throughout the fall season with all of the holidays, especially now with littles. But seriously, come January I NEEEEEED sun.
    I can’t wait to hear about your Hawaii trip! That place is seriously my Disneyland. Happiest place on earth!

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    1. Erin

      I absolutely cannot wait Mary – I’m already ready to get out of this rain 🙂

      Reply

  8. Jenny B.

    Hi Erin!, I really love good vodka collins and your recipe came super in handy for me. I’ll give it a try for sure. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your great success!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks so much Jenny! Enjoy!!!

      Reply

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