This 3-ingredient Pineapple Martini is a vacation in a glass! Ready in just a few minutes, it’s a deliciously refreshing drink you’ll love.
Why We Love Pineapple Martinis
- Martinis are always fun because they make you feel extra fancy when drinking them.
- This pineapple martini is light and refreshing making it perfect for warm summer days. It’s also great for parties when you want something a little sweeter to sip.
- This simple recipe is perfect for any level of home bartender. Choose your favorite vodka, and shake it up with some juice. That’s it! This martini is so tasty that everyone will want another round.
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make a Pineapple Martini
JUICE: You’ll need pineapple juice, canned is fine, and lime juice. You want to use lime and squeeze the juice fresh. Bottled lime juice is more tart than fresh squeezed,a nd is not recommended for this drink.
VODKA: Choose a good-quality vodka for your martini. Something for the middle shelf or higher is a good bet. Absolut will work for a pineapple martini, and so will Grey Goose, Smirnoff, and Kettle One. It all depends on your taste.
GARNISH: To finish of this drink you’re going to garnish the rim of the glass with a pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry.
How to Make a Pineapple MartiniJump to Recipe
STEP 1 Chill the martini glass while you make this drink. You can pop one into the freezer the day before or fill the glass with ice and water. Just dump out the ice water when you’re ready to pour. Then fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
STEP 2 Pour the pineapple juice, vodka, and lime juice into the shaker. Cover it with the lid and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds until it’s really cold to the touch.
STEP 3 Strain the cocktail into the chilled martini glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge and cherry. Enjoy your martini while it’s nice and cold.
Tips & Tricks
- Want to know how to make a Firebirds pineapple martini? The Double Black Diamond Martini is made by cutting up fresh pineapple and letting it soak in citrus or pineapple vodka for 21 days to infuse. Then you strain the vodka, being sure to squeeze the fruit to release the juices and any vodka it absorbed. Pour 3 ounces of the infused vodka into a shaker with ice. Cover, shake, and strain into a martini glass.
- The Bonefish pineapple martini is another popular restaurant variation on this cocktail. To make one, add a few fresh pineapple chunks to a cocktail shaker and muddle them. Then fill the shaker with ice. Pour in 2 ounces of coconut rum, 1/2 ounce of St. Germain, 1/2 ounce of vanilla bean simple syrup, and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Cover, shake, and strain into a martini glass.
- Want to change things up a little? Turn this drink into a pineapple upside down martini by using cake flavors vodka and skipping the lime juice. Once the cocktail is in the glass, slowly pour 1 teaspoon of grenadine along the side of the glass so it settles at the bottom.
Pineapple Vodka Martini FAQ
What alcohol do you put in a pineapple?
If you’re ordering a cocktail with pineapple juice, the go-to for most of my friends is Malibu pineapple. This combination of coconut rum and pineapple juice is simple and delicious. Two very big thumbs up.
Vodka and pineapple juice are always good together. Silver rum and pineapple make for a delicious drink. Pineapple juice is also great with some prosecco or champagne for a tropical spin on a mimosa.
What pineapple juice do bartenders use?
The bars I’ve worked at have all used Dole pineapple juice. The 6-ounce cans are great because you can open one, use what you need and save the rest for later. There’s less waste than opening a big can 46-ounce can that you may not end up finishing.
Is there pineapple vodka?
Yes. There are a number of brands that make pineapple vodka these days. I’d recommend New Amsterdam, Smirnoff, and Ciroc if you want to use a flavored vodka for this martini instead of regular.
It is worth noting that flavored vodka tends to have a lower ABV of 35% (70 proof) vs the 40% ABV (80 proof) of regular vodka.
How many calories in a pineapple martini?
This recipe has 139 calories per martini. The Firebirds martini has 210 calories, and the Boen fish martini has 190 calories. The calorie count will vary by recipe due to the difference in ingredients.
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- Chill a martini glass while you prepare the cocktail. (see note)
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the pineapple juice, vodka, and lime juice. Cover and shake vigorously until chilled, about 30 seconds.
- Strain into the chilled martini glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and cherry. Serve immediately.
- You can chill the glass in the freeze ahead of time if you like. Otherwise fill the martini glass with ice and water. Then dump out the ice water before filling. This is a quick chill method that works great.
- Bottled lime juice is too tart and will change the taste of the martini. If you don’t have limes on hand, you can substitute freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- You can add simple syrup to taste if desired to sweeten your drink.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.