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10 Gin and Pineapple Cocktails for a Tropical Vibe at Home

March 18, 2024 by

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Keen to liven up your cocktail repertoire with some tropical vibes? Look no further than the delightful combination that forms the base of juicy gin and pineapple cocktails. This refreshing duo sets the scene for a variety of delicious drinks, from simple highballs to more complex creations. We’ve compiled 10 recipes that pave the way for superb sipping, so grab your shaker and get muddling! 

How to make fresh pineapple juice at home

Top view of three glasses of pineapple juice on a table surrounded by tropical leaves

Making fresh pineapple juice at home is super simple and will really put your cocktail with gin and pineapple juice over the top. Here is an easy recipe to use:  

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 ripe pineapple, skinned and chopped 
  • Water or coconut water (optional) 
  • Sugar (optional, to taste) 

METHOD 

  1. Blender method: Add pineapple chunks to your blender. You can add a little water or coconut water for easier blending. Blend until smooth. 
  2. Juicer method: Follow your juicer’s instructions.  
  3. Straining (optional): For a clearer juice, pour the blended mixture through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Press the pulp to extract as much juice as possible. 
  4. Add water or sugar to your preference and use immediately – fresh juice is best enjoyed right away for the most flavor and nutrients.  

TOP TIP! You can also experiment with adding other flavors, like ginger, lime, or mint for a twist. 

1. Singapore Sling

Two Singapore Sling cocktails in a beach bar setting

One of the most classic cocktails with pineapple juice and gin has got to be a Singapore Sling. Well-balanced and delectably boozy, our recipe yields a subtly sweet drink with herbal undertones and a fair bit of kick from several different liqueurs. Happy pouring and Yam Seng!  

Make it with: Grand Marnier

Read next: 15 Totally Tropical Pineapple Juice Cocktails 

2. French Martini with Gin

Two frothy pink French Martinis garnished with fresh raspberries placed on a silver serving platter on a table covered in a white tablecloth with a bowl of fresh raspberries and one more French Martini in the foreground

The French Martini is a sweet and smooth clinker perfect for impressing at your next get-together. Easy to drink and finished with a creamy foam top for an extra indulgent serve, this oh-so-suave cocktail is so fruity it’s like a dessert in a glass. Typically made with SKYY Vodka, it’s even more intriguing when shaken with gin – this is a fresh pineapple gin cocktail that brims with joie de vivre 

Make it with: Bulldog Gin

3. Pineapple Gin & Tonic

Two Pineapple Gin & Tonic cocktails on a table outside on a veranda overlooking the ocean on a sunny day

For a gin and pineapple cocktail that hits all the high notes, but is still super simple to pour, go with a Pineapple Gin & Tonic. To make one, combine 1.5 oz gin, 2 oz pineapple juice, and 3 oz tonic water in a tall serving glass over ice. Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice, give it a gentle stir, and garnish with a lime wedge and pineapple slice before serving. 

Learn more: 12 Different Types of Gin to Know 

4. Citrus Gin Martini

Two Citrus Gin Martini cocktails on a table in a pretty modern lounge in the late afternoon

Gin and pineapple cocktail recipes often lean into the classic drinks space, and this Citrus Gin Martini is a great example of an excellent riff on a time-honored clinker. To make a Citrus Gin Martini, combine 1.5 oz gin, 2 oz pineapple juice, and 3 oz orange juice (fresh, pulp-free) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until frosty, decant into a chilled, sugar-rimmed Martini glass, and serve. 

Stay fruity! 11 Fruity Martini Recipes to Add Some Color to Your Next Party

5. Tropical Gin Mule

Two Tropical Gin Mule cocktails in mule cups on a table outside on a veranda in a shade-dappled courtyard

This sparkly gin and pineapple juice cocktail follows the same format as a Mule cocktail but with a delicious spicy twist. To whip up a Tropical Gin Mule, add 1 oz gin, 3 oz pineapple juice, and a few slices of fresh ginger in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until combined, and strain into a serving glass over fresh ice. Top off with 2 – 4 oz of ginger beer, garnish with a sprig of thyme, and enjoy. 

You might also like: All the Tangy Ginger Beer Cocktails You’ll Ever Need! 

6. Pineapple Gin Daiquiri

Two Pineapple Gin Daiquiri cocktails on a window sill of a luxury beachside home

A Daiquiri is typically made with rum, but if you prefer a gin cocktail with pineapple juice, then this is the drink for you. To make two drinks, combine 1.5 cups of fresh pineapple chunks, 1.5 cups of ice, and 4 oz gin in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy, divide between two glasses, and serve. 

Get inspired: 11 Types of Daiquiris to Try Now 

7. Park Avenue Gin Cocktail

A Park Avenue Gin Cocktail on the wooden countertop of a home bar on a sunny day with fresh pineapples in the background

Gin cocktails with pineapple can also be a little more complex, like this Park Avenue sipper that comes to the party with a variety of interesting liqueur elements in the mix. To make one, combine 2 oz gin, 0.75 oz vermouth rosso, 1 oz Grand Marnier, and 0.75 oz pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well combined, strain into a fancy serving glass, and serve. 

Make it with: Cinzano Vermouth Rosso

8. Pineapple Tom Collins

A Pineapple Tom Collins cocktails on a blue blackdrop in a studio setting

Simple and sweet, the Pineapple Tom Collins is a gin pineapple cocktail that has near-universal appeal. To make one, combine 2 oz gin and 3 oz pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until frosty, strain into a tall serving glass over fresh ice, top off with 3 – 4 oz of club soda, and enjoy. Ideal for sweltering summer days next to the pool! 

9. Sergeant Pepper Cocktail

Two Sergeant Pepper Cocktails against a blue stylized backdrop in a studio setting with fresh pineapples in the background

A gin and pineapple juice cocktail with cumin in the mix? Say less! To make this spice-laced sipper, start by making a simple syrup infused with whole, black peppercorns and dry-toasted cumin. To make the cocktail, combine 0.5 oz of the simple syrup, 0.75 oz fresh pineapple juice, 0.5 oz orgeat, 0.5 oz lime juice, 2 oz gin, and a pinch of cayenne pepper in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well combined, strain into serving glasses, and enjoy immediately. 

Learn more: What is Orgeat and How is it Used in Cocktails? 

10. Pineapple Gin Punch

A jug of Pineapple Gin Punch on an outdoor home bar counter with Tiki decor on a sunny day

Serving a crowd? Then this pineapple and gin cocktail is the one for you. To whip up a batch of this crowd-pleasing cocktail, combine 3 cups pineapple juice, 0.5 cups lemon juice, 12 oz gin, 4 oz Grand Marnier, and a few pinches of allspice in a pitcher filled with ice. Stir to combine. Pour into ice-filled highball glasses, top each drink off with a splash of Champagne, and enjoy! 

There you have it, friends – ten tasty pineapple gin cocktail creations that are sure to stir up some tropical feelings. Remember to tag us in Instagram pics of your pineapple cocktails with gin and sign up for our newsletter to stay inspired.  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Pineapple juice is an exquisite choice as a mixer for gin, infusing a tropical flair into classic cocktails. Its tangy sweetness complements gin's botanical notes, enhancing these delicate flavors without overpowering it.

Mixing gin and pineapple juice is a breeze. Simply combine one part gin and two parts chilled pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until well-chilled, then strain the mixture into a glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple or a twist of lime for an added touch of sophistication. Enjoy this tropical sip solo or as the base for iconic cocktails like the Singapore Sling or French Martini. Cheers!

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