Pineapple Upside Down Cocktail

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A cocktail that tastes just like a Pineapple Upside Down Cake will sweeten up your weekend. It’s such a girly drink- insanely sweet and gorgeous in color.

Pineapple Upside Down Cocktail

Pineapple Upside Down Cocktail is dessert in a glass, so make sure you skip dessert or I can’t be responsible for your sugar overload. It’s a simple and easy mixture of pineapple juice, cake-flavored vodka (one of the best tasting things ever), amaretto (another one of the best tasting things ever), a little lime juice, and grenadine. Vanilla-flavored vodka can be used in place of the cake-flavored vodka and you could try some coconut-flavored rum in place of the amaretto.

Pineapple Upside Down Cocktail

Pretty much any way you make it, it’s going to be delicious.

Pineapple Upside Down Cocktail

You pour the grenadine in last and it is supposed to sink to the bottom and form two distinct layers, with the red on the bottom representing the cherries on the bottom of a pineapple upside down cake.

But my layers really blended together, especially by the time I whipped my camera out. It’s still a gorgeous drink though and I’m thinking it is better to have that wonderful sweet flavor of the grenadine all through the drink.

Pineapple Upside Down Cocktail

Whether you enjoy one relaxing by the pool or on the back porch with your girlfriends, Pineapple Upside Down Cocktail is an easy, delicious drink to enjoy.

We are heading to the beach tomorrow for a week and I’m thinking I may be packing the cake-flavored vodka to make a few more of these. 🙂

Pineapple Upside Down Cocktail

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Pineapple Upside Down Cocktail

Pineapple Upside Down Cocktail

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 362kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
A fantastically sweet and delicious cocktail that tastes just like Pineapple Upside Down Cake. It's dessert in a glass!
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  • 2 1/2 cups chilled pineapple juice
  • 3 ounces cake-flavored vodka, preferably chilled
  • 1 ounce amaretto
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce grenadine
  • cherries and pineapple slices for garnish


  • In a small pitcher, combine pineapple juice, vodka, amaretto, and lime juice.
  • Divide mixture between 2 glasses. I like to use Hurricane glasses.
  • Slowly pour 1/2 ounce of grenadine into each glass.
  • Garnish with cherries and pineapple slices.


Calories: 362kcal

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