Pineapple Juice Cocktail Recipies Easy to Mix for Summer

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Pineapple juice cocktails make an excellent companion to lots of different spirits. In this post, we will explain how to make some famous and delicious pineapple juice cocktails. Some people get a little daunted at the prospect of mixing their own cocktails, but it’s super easy when you know how to make a simple pineapple juice cocktail to impress your friends with.

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Pineapple Juice Cocktails with Rum

The Piña Colada

A sweet rum cocktail combined with fresh pressed and strained pineapple.

A pineapple and rum cocktail, star of that “if you like piña coladas” song, and a veteran of the white sands of Miami. The taste of a pineapple Piña Colada is copied in everything from Piña Colada cakes to Piña Colada smoothies, but nothing quite beats making yourself a pineapple alcohol Piña Colada.

The Piña Colada is a classic and beloved pineapple cocktail that embodies the essence of a tropical getaway. This delightful drink typically consists of rum, pineapple juice, and creamy coconut milk or cream of coconut.

Blended with ice until smooth, it creates a luscious and creamy texture that perfectly complements the tropical flavors. The combination of sweet pineapple and rich coconut creates a harmonious and indulgent taste experience that instantly transports you to a sun-drenched beach.

Garnished with a pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry, the Piña Colada is not only a delicious beverage but also a symbol of relaxation and vacation vibes. Sipping on this cocktail is like savoring a slice of paradise, allowing you to unwind and escape to a tropical paradise no matter where you are.

Whether you’re lounging by the pool or hosting a summer party, the Piña Colada is a timeless and refreshing choice that will leave you dreaming of palm trees and sandy shores.

Combine the pineapple chunks and lots of ice into a blender. Pour over the rum, pineapple juice and coconut cream, add the dash of syrup, and whizz it up until you have a smooth pineapple rum cocktail. Cut a pineapple wedge. Serve in a chilled glass with a straw, top with the fresh pineapple wedge and as many cocktail umbrellas and plastic monkeys as you can muster.
A handful of fresh pineapple chunks
60 ml white Rum
60 ml freshly squeezed pineapple juice
60 ml coconut cream
A dash of homemade simple syrup
Pineapple slice, or two, for garnish
Equipment needed
Blender, glass (classic choice is a hurricane. A coupe or tumbler also works.)

Tip –Swap the homemade syrup for a fiery ginger syrup. This provides a warm and spicy edge.

Piña Ombré

A close relative of the Piña Colada, the Piña Ombré is a coconut rum cocktail with pineapple juice.

The Piña Ombré pineapple cocktail is a visually stunning and delicious tropical drink that is sure to impress. This cocktail features layers of vibrant pineapple flavors, creating a beautiful ombré effect in the glass. It typically includes three layers: a bottom layer of pineapple juice, a middle layer of pineapple-infused rum or coconut rum, and a top layer of frothy pineapple foam or coconut cream.

The layers are carefully poured or spooned into the glass, creating a captivating gradient of colors from light to dark. The Piña Ombré cocktail is often garnished with a pineapple wedge or a cocktail umbrella to enhance its tropical appeal. Sipping on this cocktail is like indulging in a taste of paradise, as the sweet and tropical flavors of pineapple transport you to a sun-soaked beach.

The Piña Ombré is not only a treat for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes, making it a perfect choice for special occasions or when you want to add a touch of tropical elegance to your cocktail repertoire.

Add half the coconut rum (45 ml), the coconut sorbet and the coconut/almond milk to a blender with a handful of ice cubes. Blend and set aside. Add the remaining coconut rum to the blender with the frozen pineapple and blend. Pour half the mix out and add one dash of grenadine to the remaining mixture and blend briefly. Add a dash of grenadine to the glass(es), followed by the pink pineapple juice cocktail mixture, then the yellow, until the glass is half full. Top with the white cocktail mixture.
Ingredients (serves 1-2)
90 ml coconut rum
One scoop coconut sorbet
250 ml coconut or almond milk
250 ml frozen pineapple chunks
Two dashes grenadine

Equipment needed
Blender, glass (a tumbler.)

Tip – Avoid using canned milk.

Piña Colada picture snippet

Orange and Pineapple Juice Cocktails

Backyard Sangria

A perfect pineapple cocktail recipe for a backyard summer party or barbecue.

The Backyard Sangria pineapple cocktail is a delightful twist on the classic sangria, infused with tropical flavors. This cocktail typically combines red wine, pineapple juice, and a medley of fresh fruits such as pineapple chunks, oranges, and berries.

The addition of pineapple juice adds a sweet and tangy element to the traditional sangria, giving it a refreshing tropical twist. The fruits macerate in the wine and pineapple juice, infusing the drink with their flavors and creating a vibrant and colorful concoction.

Served over ice, the Backyard Sangria pineapple cocktail is perfect for outdoor gatherings and backyard parties, allowing you to enjoy the fruity flavors and the company of friends and family. Cheers to a tropical escape in your own backyard!

Slice the orange and halve the strawberries, then place in a glass jug with the pineapple. Pour over the rum, lime juice, wine and pineapple juice, then leave to chill for 2-3 hours. Add fresh mint leaves, stir gently and serve.

Glass jug, bar spoon
Ingredients (serves 4 – 6)
Half an orange
4 – 5 fresh strawberries
A handful of pineapple chunks
250 ml white rum
1 juice of lime
One bottle dry white wine
250 ml freshly squeezed pineapple juice
A handful of fresh mint sprig

Tip – Always use freshly squeezed pineapple juice where possible. Don’t skimp on the lime juice.

The Painkiller

A classic tiki cocktail and all-round popular pineapple alcohol drink. Usually consumed with friends from a large cocktail juice bowl.

The Painkiller pineapple cocktail is a tropical and refreshing mixed drink that typically includes rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and cream of coconut. It originated in the British Virgin Islands and gained popularity as a beachside favorite.

The combination of fruity pineapple and orange juices, along with the creamy sweetness of the coconut, creates a smooth and tropical flavor profile. It is often garnished with a pineapple wedge and a sprinkle of nutmeg for added aroma and visual appeal. The Painkiller cocktail is perfect for sipping on a sunny day, transporting you to a relaxing tropical paradise.

Shake the liquids over ice until frosty. Pour pineapple cocktail mix into an ice-filled highball glass and grate a little nutmeg on top.

Glass type
60 ml aged rum or spiced rum
120 ml freshly squeezed pineapple juice
30 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
30 ml coconut cream
A dash of homemade simple syrup
Fresh nutmeg to garnish

Tip – Use spiced rum for a little extra complexity.

Vodka mixed with pineapple juice

Cocktails with vodka and pineapple juice

Bay Breeze

One of many cocktails with pineapple juice and vodka, Bay Breeze gives any rum and pineapple juice cocktails a run for their money.

The Bay Breeze pineapple cocktail is a refreshing and fruity mixed drink that features a delightful combination of flavors. It typically consists of vodka, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice.

The drink gets its name from the refreshing ocean breeze it evokes. The sweetness of the pineapple juice is complemented by the tartness of the cranberry juice, creating a perfect balance of flavors. The addition of vodka adds a subtle kick to the cocktail.

Garnished with a lime wedge or a cherry, the Bay Breeze pineapple cocktail is a vibrant and visually appealing drink that is often enjoyed on warm summer days or at tropical-themed gatherings. Sip on this delightful concoction and let the tropical flavors transport you to a relaxing beachside paradise.

Pour the vodka into an ice ​ice-filled highball glass. Top with all the cranberry and pineapple juice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Glass type
60 ml vodka
90 ml cranberry juice
90 ml freshly squeezed pineapple juice
Lime wedge to garnish

Tip – Try experimenting with different flavoured vodkas. Top with soda or sparkling wine and serve in a jug to pineapple juice cocktail loving friends.

If this quick list of easy pineapple cocktails is not quite enough for your tastes, we recommend checking out’s database of pineapple juice cocktail recipies, too.  



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