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.
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?
- Come mid-November in Portland, I’ve for sure had it with the rain. I want to go someplace with sunshine!
- 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.
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!
Tropical Pineapple Cocktail Recipe
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.
Pineapple Cocktail Ingredients
To make this Pineapple Cocktail, you only need 5-ingredients:
- Pineapple Juice
- Raspberry Liqueur
- Vanilla Extract
- Soda Water
Just add all the first four ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well to combine then strain into a glass filled with ice. Top off with soda water and enjoy this amazing cocktail!
Do you have a favorite tropical cocktail that you like to indulge in? I’d love to hear your favorites! Let me know in the comments below.
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Pineapple Cocktail Recipe
Pineapple Cocktail Recipe
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 ounce raspberry liqueur (such as Chambord)
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Soda water
- Place vodka, pineapple juice, raspberry liqueur and vanilla in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well to combine.
- Strain into a tall glass filled with ice and top with soda water.
19 thoughts on “Tropical Pineapple Cocktail Recipe”
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!
Doesn’t the Black Cherry sound fantastic? I’d love to give that one a try too!
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!
Thank you! Enjoy!!!
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!!
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!!!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
It really is stressful and expensive to travel during the holidays… Why NOT make a FUN vacation out of it?!
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!
I absolutely cannot wait Mary – I’m already ready to get out of this rain 🙂
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!
Thanks so much Jenny! Enjoy!!!
hi erin! i dont care for raspberry,,, is there any other that would work instead?? THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!