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The 10 Best Pineapple Cocktails

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Pineapple is synonymous with summer—so much so that when mixed in a cocktail, the sweet, tart fruit has the power to vicariously transport drinkers to sunny, tropical beaches. No matter if you’re celebrating a blissful summer day, or you just need a mental escape from frightful weather, consider pineapple cocktails as the boozy embodiment of “Hakuna Matata.” From classic pineapple-tails to innovative new recipes, these are the 10 best pineapple cocktails that you should be drinking now.

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The classic Piña Colada is like a vacation in a glass, instantly transporting you to the Caribbean no matter your locale. Blend up a large batch of this creamy rum, pineapple and coconut drink for a surefire crowd pleaser. You can also swap out the rum for vodka to get a Chi Chi or make a few more adjustments—and add a little orange juice—for an ultra-tiki Painkiller.

 

The Essentials

Rum
Coco Lopez
Pineapple Juice
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The Negroni gets a tropical makeover in this tiki cocktail, which mixes bittersweet Campari with blackstrap rum and a dose of pineapple juice for added levity. For a more brunch-appropriate take on the Jungle Bird, try the Jungle Pig, which features a rich pineapple syrup and a candied bacon garnish.

The Essentials

Blackstrap Rum
Pineapple Juice
Campari
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Originally named the Princess Kaiulani, the Royal Hawaiian was the signature cocktail of its namesake hotel for good reason: The combination of dry gin, sweet pineapple juice and creamy, nutty orgeat makes the cocktail stand out from the rum-soaked tiki crowd.

The Essentials

gin
orgeat
pineapple juice
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Fans of Margaritas and Daiquiris take note: This cocktail beautifully combines the best of both classic sours. Tequila and rum mix with agave syrup, pineapple, grapefruit and lime juice for a tart, fruity and refreshing treat. If you don’t have all of those ingredients lying around, tequila, pineapple juice and agave syrup are all you need to make the ultra simple, pineapple-infused Baja Gold.

The Essentials

Reposado Tequila
White Rum
Pineapple Juice
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The key to this zesty punch is a pineapple gomme syrup, a pineapple simple syrup that’s been enriched with gum arabic to create a silkier mouthfeel. If you’re looking to expand your spirits repertoire, this strong and tangy libation is a great gateway drink into the world of pisco.

The Essentials

Pisco
lemon juice
pineapple gomme syrup
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The rote Gin & Tonic gets a much needed makeover in this tiki-inspired twist, which incorporates pineapple juice and cardamom pods to give the drink a layered, complex flavor. Use potent Navy Strength gin, high quality tonic water and fresh juices to get the greatest G&T you’ve had in years.

The Essentials

navy strength gin
fresh pineapple juice
tonic
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Don’t let white zinfandel’s ultra-saccharine reputation scare you off; Rum, fresh fruit and herbs cut through the sweetness of the wine, bringing forward its fruity, acidic undertones—it’s like biting into a tart strawberry. Muddled pineapple chunks and fresh mint give it extra edge, creating a delightful garden party drink that even pinot-swirling wine snobs will love.

 

The Essentials

pineapple
mint
white zinfandel
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A tropical luau-inspired twist on the Michelada, the Shangrilada gets its spicy zest from a homemade pineapple shrub. Made with pineapple juice, tamarind nectar, vinegar, spices and hot sauce, this shrub elevates a simple Mexican lager—and makes a mean pork marinade for tacos on the side.

 

The Essentials

Pineapple Shrub
Lime Juice
Mexican Lager
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This cocktail is neither French, nor a Martini, but it’s still pretty darn delicious. Invented in New York City in the 1980s, it avoided the curse of overly sweet, neon ‘Tinis that plagued bars. Made with vodka, pineapple juice and Chambord (a raspberry liqueur that is, in fact, French), the drink is balanced, sweet and just a touch sour—and we’d take one over a fluorescent Appletini any day.

The Essentials

Vodka
Pineapple Juice
Chambord
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Bring the spa to you with this nourishing drink, which channels the key flavors of the Piña Colada into a healthier beverage made with pineapple syrup, a pinch of matcha and coconut oil-washed vodka. Once you’ve finished mixing the cocktail, use some leftover coconut oil on your skin for a burst of hydration—go ahead, you deserve it.

 

The Essentials

vodka
pineapple syrup
sesame-infused Cocchi Americano

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