Pineapple Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Pineapple Daiquiri is a tropical twist on the classic Daiquiri, a cocktail that originated in Cuba in the late 19th century. The addition of pineapple gives this cocktail a sweet, fruity edge that makes it perfect for summer parties or beachside sipping. Fans of fruity cocktails and rum-based drinks would definitely enjoy this one.

How Pineapple Daiquiri Tastes?

The Pineapple Daiquiri is a delightful blend of sweet, sour, and strong. The sweetness of the pineapple juice and sugar is balanced by the sourness of the lime juice, while the rum adds a strong, warming kick.

Interesting facts about Pineapple Daiquiri

  • The Pineapple Daiquiri is a variation of the classic Daiquiri, which was reportedly a favorite of Ernest Hemingway.
  • Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality, making this cocktail a great choice for welcoming guests.
  • Despite its tropical flavor, the Pineapple Daiquiri, like all Daiquiris, originates from Cuba.


White Rum

White rum is the backbone of our Pineapple Daiquiri, providing a smooth, clean canvas for the tropical flavors. It's crucial for that classic rum kick without overpowering the mix. If you use less, you might not even notice the rum's presence; use more, and you might as well be on a pirate ship!

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Pineapple Juice

This juice isn't just here because it got lost on the way to a luau; it's the star of the show! Pineapple brings a sweet, tangy flavor that makes this drink a vacation in a glass. Too little and the drink is bashful, too much and it's like biting into the fruit itself - ouch!

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Lime Juice

Lime juice adds that zesty citrus zing and balances the sweetness of the pineapple. Without it, the cocktail could become a monotonous pineapple parade. Substitute with lemon juice if you're in a pinch, just know it's like swapping salsa for bachata - similar, but with a different rhythm.

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Simple Syrup

It's the sweet whisperer, rounding out flavors and ensuring harmony amongst the tartness and alcohol. Not enough and the drink could pucker your lips; too much and it's a sugar rush. If you want to mix it up, try a flavored syrup like coconut or vanilla and watch as your daiquiri takes on a new twist.

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Recipe. How to make Pineapple Daiquiri Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Pro Tips

  • For the best flavor, use fresh pineapple juice and freshly squeezed lime juice.
  • Chill your cocktail glass in the freezer for a few minutes before serving to keep your drink colder for longer.

Perfect Pairings


  • Ceviche: The zesty and fresh flavors of a classic ceviche complement the tropical tartness of the Pineapple Daiquiri.
  • Shrimp Cocktail: The sweetness of the shrimp along with the cocktail sauce harmonizes with the fruity notes of the cocktail.

Main Courses

  • Grilled Fish: A light and flaky grilled fish, seasoned simply with salt and pepper, allows the vibrant flavor of the Pineapple Daiquiri to shine.
  • Jerk Chicken: The spice and heat from the jerk seasoning are cooled by the refreshing nature of the daiquiri.


  • Coconut Pudding: Creamy desserts like coconut pudding pair well as the smoothness balances the acidity of the daiquiri.
  • Mango Sorbet: A sweet mango sorbet will enhance the tropical essence of the Pineapple Daiquiri.

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What you could change in Pineapple Daiquiri

  • Rum: You can substitute the white rum with dark rum for a richer flavor.
  • Pineapple Juice: If you don't have pineapple juice, you can use fresh pineapple chunks and muddle them in the shaker before adding the other ingredients.

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Coconut Pineapple Daiquiri

  • Replace simple syrup with coconut syrup to infuse tropical vibes.
  • Add 0.5 oz of cream of coconut for a creamy texture.
  • The cocktail becomes a creamy, island-inspired delight, perfect for those who enjoy a richer drink.

Spicy Pineapple Daiquiri

  • Muddle 1-2 slices of fresh jalapeño in the shaker before adding the other ingredients.
  • This gives the cocktail a spicy kick that will make your taste buds dance to a tropical rhythm you didn't know they had.

Frozen Pineapple Daiquiri

  • Add all ingredients into a blender instead of a shaker, with a cup of ice.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • This turns the cocktail into a slushy escape, making it even more refreshing and perfect for those sweltering summer days.

In case you forgot basics how to make Pineapple Daiquiri

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Pineapple Daiquiri

Can I use bottled lime juice instead of fresh?

While you can use bottled lime juice, fresh lime juice is often preferred for its fresher and more vibrant taste.

Can I use other types of rum?

Yes, while the recipe calls for white rum, you can use any rum you like. Just note that different rums may slightly alter the taste of your cocktail.

What can I use instead of simple syrup?

You can use honey or agave syrup as alternatives, but keep in mind it can alter the original flavor of the cocktail.

How do I store leftover pineapple daiquiri?

You can store your leftover daiquiri in the refrigerator, but it's recommended to consume it within a day or two for the best taste.

What's the best way to serve this cocktail?

This cocktail is best served chilled, immediately after mixing. It can also be served over ice if preferred.

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