Every day can feel like a celebration when you shake up something beautiful and so delicious like a Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini!
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini is an easy to shake up drink that has all the decadent pineapple, vanilla and cherry flavors of an actual cake! Whipped cream flavored vodka, vanilla flavored vodka, pineapple juice, grenadine and garnish are all simple ingredients that make a majorly “wow” drink!
Upside Down Perfection
Is it a holiday? Is it a Tuesday? I promise you it doesn’t matter when you make a Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini. A drink that tastes like dessert in a glass is the perfect drink to have, to commemorate a special day or to make a day feel more special! This layered drink is beautiful to look at and so easy to make- you simply shake up the sweet pineapple juice with the whipped cream and vanilla vodkas for a yummy cake flavor, throw in a splash of grenadine for a cherry flavor and garnish. Throwing yourself a party should never be difficult and should always be delicious.
Other Recipes to Serve with Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini
- I am a huge fan of easy to eat appetizers when I am sipping delicious cocktails on the patio and believe me when I say that Creamy Taco Dip checks all the tasty boxes!
- Is this drink making you crave something with more cherries? Check out the Cherry Spritzer Cocktail– it is a refreshingly bubbly drink full of delicious cherry flavors.
Liquor: You will need to pick up your favorite whipped cream flavored vodka, and your favorite vanilla flavored vodka. A splash of grenadine is also needed for this drink.
Pineapple Juice: Pineapple juice was only available in large cans in the past but now you can find it in large cans, small cans and even plastic bottles. Grab the size and amount that works for you.
Cherries: You will need a jar of Maraschino cherries.
Ice: Make sure to have enough ice to shake each drink with.
How to Make Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini
STEP ONE: Using a shaker, add together each of the vodkas, the pineapple juice and the ice. Shake for a few seconds.
STEP TWO: Place one Maraschino in the bottom of a martini glass and strain the shaker mixture into the martini glass.
STEP THREE: Slowly add the grenadine down the side of the glass. Garnish the martini with a mix of pineapple chunks and cherries, skewered on a long toothpick.
Tips for Success
- Slowly pouring the grenadine down the inside of the glass allows the grenadine to sink to the bottom and not mix, creating the beautiful separation of color, which makes this drink look even more classic.
- You can make a pitcher of the pineapple juice and vodkas ahead of time, if you know you will be making multiple drinks. Simply stir the pitcher before you pour the drinks and remember to add the cherry and grenadine to each of the glasses!
- Don’t add ice to the individual glasses or to a pitcher. The melted ice will water down the drink and make the drink a lot less delicious.
Can I add amaretto to this recipe?
Adding amaretto would be a delicious option and add another layer of flavor! If you love the caramelized taste of the pineapple and sugar when making an actual pineapple upside down cake, you will most likely love the addition of amaretto to this pineapple upside down cake martini! Start by adding 1/4 cup of amaretto to this recipe and adjust as needed.
Can I use a coconut rum instead?
Coconut rum brings a different flavor to this drink so while yes, you could substitute one or both of the vodkas for the rum, just know that the drink will not taste like a Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini. Is coconut rum all you have on hand? Then you can totally use it in this recipe and still make a killer drink!
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*This post was originally posted on 08/09/2013.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the vodkas and pineapple juice.
- Cover and shake for about 30 seconds or until the shaker feels cold.
- Put a maraschino cherry in the bottom of each martini glass. Strain the vodka/pineapple mixture into the martini glasses.
- Slowly pour a little grenadine down the side of the martini glass so it settles on the bottom of the glass. Garnish with another cherry and pineapple chunks.
- I used Pinnacle flavored vodkas, but you can use any brand you prefer.
- This recipe makes three 5-ounce martinis or two 8-ounce maritnis. Yield will depend on the size of your glasses.