Pineapple Fizz 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 Fizz cocktail is a tropical twist on the classic Gin Fizz, which dates back to the 19th century. It gained popularity in the tiki culture of the mid-20th century and is a favorite among those who enjoy fruity and refreshing cocktails. The Pineapple Fizz is perfect for warm summer days, poolside parties, and tropical-themed events.

How Pineapple Fizz Tastes?

The Pineapple Fizz is a delightful combination of sweet, sour, and slightly bitter flavors. The pineapple juice adds a tropical sweetness, while the lemon juice provides a tangy and refreshing balance. The gin adds a subtle herbal bitterness, and the club soda gives the cocktail a light, effervescent finish.

Interesting facts about Pineapple Fizz

  • The Pineapple Fizz is a variation of the Gin Fizz, which is part of the Fizz family of cocktails that also includes the famous Ramos Gin Fizz.
  • Pineapple juice has been used in cocktails since the early 20th century, and its popularity increased with the rise of tiki culture.
  • The Pineapple Fizz is often garnished with a pineapple wedge or leaf, adding a visually appealing and aromatic touch to the cocktail.


A few good options for Pineapple Fizz are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Gin is the backbone of this tropical concoction. With its botanicals, it adds depth and complexity that would be sorely missed with its absence. Use too much, and you risk overpowering the sweet and citrus notes; too little, and your cocktail might lack character. A floral or citrus-forward gin can bring a new dimension to the cocktail.

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Pineapple Juice

Bringing a tropical sweetness and fruity acidity, pineapple juice is key to the 'Pineapple' in your 'Fizz'. Too much might turn it into a pineapple punch, while too little would make the pineapple more of a whisper than a roar. Mango juice could be a fun alternative for a different tropical twist.

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Lemon Juice

This zesty addition cuts through the sweetness, giving your cocktail that refreshing edge. Going overboard with lemon could sour your experience, but if you skimp on it, the cocktail may become cloyingly sweet. Lime juice is a suitable alternative, offering a slightly different tart profile.

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Simple Syrup

Acting as a sweetener, simple syrup balances the acidity of the lemon and pineapple juice. Too much will make your cocktail syrupy, and too little could leave it tart. Experiment with flavored syrups like vanilla or honey for extra layers of flavor.

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Club Soda

The fizz factor! Club soda adds effervescence that lifts the drink, making it feel lively and light. If you forget the soda, your cocktail turns flat—both in texture and excitement. Tonic water could serve as a replacement, adding a hint of bitterness to the drink.

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Pineapple Wedge

A fruity adornment that's not just a pretty face—it's edible and ups the tropical ante. Without it, your Pineapple Fizz is naked; it serves aesthetics and flavor in equal measure. Could switch this out for a lime wheel for a dash of color and tartness.

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Pineapple Leaf

Who doesn't want to feel like they're sipping away on a distant beach? This garnish adds visual height and thematic consistency, without it, the presentation lacks a punch. No pineapple leaf? No problem—opt for a sprig of mint for a fresh look.

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Recipe. How to make Pineapple Fizz Drink

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the following ingredients:
    • 2oz gin
    • 1.5oz pineapple juice
    • 0.5oz lemon juice
    • 0.5oz simple syrup
  2. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.
  4. Top with 2oz of club soda and gently stir to combine.
  5. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a pineapple leaf.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh pineapple juice for the best flavor. Canned or bottled juice can be too sweet and lack the fresh, vibrant flavor of fresh pineapple.
  • Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously. This helps to fully combine the ingredients and adds a frothy texture to the cocktail.
  • Chill your glass before serving. This keeps the cocktail cold for longer and enhances the refreshing qualities of the Pineapple Fizz.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Grilled Shrimp: The sweet and tangy flavors of the Pineapple Fizz complement the smokiness of grilled shrimp.
  • Teriyaki Chicken Skewers: The tropical notes of pineapple juice and the bright acidity from the lemon juice balance nicely with the sweet and savory teriyaki glaze.
  • Coconut Rice: A light, subtly sweet coconut rice would pair delightfully with the refreshing qualities of this bubbly cocktail.

Drink Pairings

  • Iced Green Tea: For those who prefer non-alcoholic options, a chilled glass of slightly sweetened green tea can complement the herbal notes of the gin.
  • Sparkling Water: A palate cleanser between sips, sparkling water allows the Pineapple Fizz flavors to shine.

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What you could change in Pineapple Fizz

  • Gin: You can substitute the gin with vodka for a less herbal flavor.
  • Pineapple juice: If you don't have pineapple juice, you can use orange juice or mango juice.
  • Simple syrup: If you don't have simple syrup, you can make your own by dissolving sugar in hot water.

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Spicy Pineapple Fizz

  • Substitute: 0.25oz of simple syrup for 0.25oz of jalapeño-infused syrup.
  • Recipe: Follow the original recipe, adding the spicy syrup rather than the simple syrup.
  • Description: This twist adds a kick to your sip! It's perfect for those who love a drink with a little heat. It changes the mouthfeel from just smooth and bubbly to a fizzy cocktail with a punch.

Coconut Pineapple Fizz

  • Substitute: Gin for Coconut Rum (2oz)
  • Recipe: Replace gin with coconut rum and follow the rest as per the original.
  • Description: Transport yourself to tropical paradise with this coconutty spin! It's a sweeter, creamier version and shifts the flavor profile to more island-inspired vibes. The coconut rum will make it taste like a fizzy piña colada!

Berry Pineapple Fizz

  • Addition: 0.5oz of raspberry puree
  • Recipe: Add raspberry puree to the cocktail shaker along with the other ingredients. Shake and serve as usual.
  • Description: Berry and pineapple prove to be a berry delicious match! This version adds a tart berry twist to the tropical mix, making it even more colorful and fruit-forward. The raspberries will give a beautiful hue and an extra berry blast.

In case you forgot basics how to make Pineapple Fizz

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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Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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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 Fizz

What kind of gin is best for the Pineapple Fizz?

A London Dry gin works well for its juniper-heavy flavor which contrasts nicely with the sweetness of the pineapple. However, feel free to experiment with different gins based on your preference.

Can I make a batch of Pineapple Fizz ahead of time for a party?

Yes, you can mix all the ingredients except the club soda ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Just remember to add the club soda and garnish right before serving.

What other garnishes can I use for the Pineapple Fizz?

Apart from a pineapple wedge and leaf, you could also use a lemon wheel or a sprig of mint to add a pop of color and aroma.

Are there any non-alcoholic versions of the Pineapple Fizz?

Yes, you can make a mocktail version by replacing the gin with a non-alcoholic spirit or simply skip the gin for a refreshing fizzy pineapple drink.

Can I use a different sweetener instead of simple syrup?

Yes, agave syrup or honey can be good alternatives to simple syrup. Just remember to adjust the quantity based on the sweetness of the alternative sweetener.

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