Whether juiced, muddled, or infused into spirits or syrups, pineapple brings a tropical sweetness to cocktails like no other fruit can, and in our 2019 Summer Drinks issue, we share the story behind one of the bar world’s most popular pineapple rums, Plantation Pineapple Stiggins’ Fancy (buy a copy of the issue here to read the full article). The rum brings an extra boost of tropical flavor to cocktails, but pineapple can lend its juicy sweetness to cocktails in many other ways. Here are 15 recipes that let the fruit work its magic.
Don the Beachcomber’s Kona Cocktail
Made with fresh pineapple, this classic tiki recipe was revived by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry.
A fruity symphony of strawberry syrup, pineapple juice, Campari and rum.
ABV’s cobbler recipe bursts with nutty sherry, peaty Scotch and bright lemon and pineapple syrup.
Flor de Piña
A sweet and smoky combo of mezcal, honey, Bénédictine, pineapple juice and coconut water.
Cocchi Americano meets pineapple juice, vodka and lemon in this sunny aperitif.
Named after a bar in Havana, the classic rum cocktail uses fresh pineapple juice, lime and apricot.
This low-abv option employs a whopping 4 ounces of pineapple juice.
Michelada del Piña
Erick Castro puts a tropical twist on the classic Michelada with a dose of pineapple juice.
No. 2 Fleet Street
Modern gin botanicals perk up with pineapple juice, coffee beans and Chartreuse.
One Inch Pisco Punch
This tropical twist on the classic recipe includes pineapple liqueur.
Pisco meets pineapple juice, lemon and pomegranate syrup.
A double hit of pineapple (via syrup and a rum infusion) amplifies the fruity flavors of this riff.
An extra-earthy take on the classic Margarita features pineapple juice.
Whiskey and pineapple juice lead the charge in this complex medley.
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