Pineapple Last Word 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 Last Word is a tropical twist on the classic Last Word cocktail, which was first served in the early 20th century at the Detroit Athletic Club. This pineapple-infused version is perfect for those who love a balance of sweet and sour in their cocktails, and it's a hit at summer parties.

How Pineapple Last Word Tastes?

The Pineapple Last Word is a delightful blend of sweet, sour, and slightly bitter flavors. The pineapple juice adds a tropical sweetness, while the lime juice provides a tangy kick. The gin and green chartreuse give it a complex, herbal undertone.

Interesting facts about Pineapple Last Word

  • The Pineapple Last Word is a variation of the Last Word, a Prohibition-era cocktail.
  • Despite its tropical flavor, it's not a traditional tiki drink.
  • The green chartreuse, a French liqueur, gives the cocktail its unique herbal flavor.


A few good options for Pineapple Last Word are:

  • Tanqueray Gin
  • No. 3 London Dry Gin

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Gin is the canvas of our cocktail creating a complex, herbal foundation. 0.75 oz is just right to establish its presence without overpowering the sweet and botanical notes. Without it, you'd lose the 'spirit' of the cocktail, quite literally. An alternative might be vodka for a more neutral taste, which would let other flavors shine more.

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Green Chartreuse

This French liqueur brings a mysterious blend of 130 herbs and plants to the mix. Its earthiness complements gin's botanicals, and the amount used ensures a balance with the other ingredients. Skip it, and you miss out on the depth and herbal backbone. A potential substitute could be Yellow Chartreuse for a slightly milder, sweeter touch.

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Pineapple Juice

Essential for the tropical twist, pineapple juice adds sweetness and acidity. It’s a bridge between the sharp botanicals and the lush sweetness you crave in a cocktail. If omitted, well, the 'Pineapple' in Pineapple Last Word becomes quite the misnomer. Mango juice could be a fun twist, bringing a different type of sweetness and exotic flair.

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Lime Juice

Lime juice is the tart yin to pineapple's sweet yang, keeping the cocktail from becoming too cloying. It also brightens up the herbal notes. Without the lime juice, the cocktail would lack its zesty kick. Lemon juice can be a substitute, offering a similar acidity but with a different citrus profile.

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Maraschino Liqueur

This cherry-flavored liqueur is the secret whisper in the ear, rounding out the cocktail with subtle sweetness and complexity. Without it, the drink might feel just a tad incomplete. An alternative could be a dash of simple syrup and a hint of almond extract, replicating the sweetness with a nutty note.

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Recipe. How to make Pineapple Last Word Drink

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well until chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh pineapple juice for the best flavor.
  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to fully incorporate the ingredients.
  • Chill your glass before serving for an extra refreshing drink.

Perfect Pairings


  • Ceviche: The bright citrus notes in the Pineapple Last Word echo the lime and complement the fish.
  • Charcuterie Board: Especially with cured meats; the herbal notes of the Green Chartreuse cut through the fats effectively.

Main Courses

  • Spicy Thai Curry: The sweetness of the pineapple juice can help cool down the heat.
  • Grilled Pork Chops: Pork and pineapple are a classic pairing, and the botanicals in the gin add a nice touch.


  • Coconut Panna Cotta: Complementary tropical flavors make for a harmonious dessert pairing.
  • Key Lime Pie: To mirror the cocktail's tartness and enhance its dessert-like qualities.

Other Drinks

  • Cold Brew Coffee: The bitterness of the coffee contrasts well with the sweet and herbal qualities of the cocktail.

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What you could change in Pineapple Last Word

  • You can substitute the green chartreuse with yellow chartreuse for a milder flavor.
  • If you don't have maraschino liqueur, you can use a cherry-flavored liqueur.

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And of course - twists🍹

Spicy Pineapple Last Word

  • Substitute Lime Juice with Jalapeño-infused Lime Juice
  • Follow original recipe.
  • The spicy twist will add a zesty kick that plays beautifully with the sweetness, perfect for those who like it hot.

Smoky Pineapple Last Word

  • Substitute Gin with Mezcal
  • Follow original recipe.
  • The smokiness of Mezcal adds a sultry layer to the drink, giving it a complex flavor profile that's great for an evening sip by the fire.

Elderflower Pineapple Last Word

  • Substitute Green Chartreuse with St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • Follow original recipe.
  • This version will be more floral and slightly sweeter, offering a gentle twist suitable for a spring afternoon garden party.

In case you forgot basics how to make Pineapple Last Word

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.

Learn everything on how to strain

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 Last Word

Where does the gin typically used in a Pineapple Last Word come from?

Gin usually comes from England, but it is made all around the world.

Can I substitute other fruit juices for the pineapple juice?

Yes, other juices like orange or mango can be used, but they will change the flavor of the cocktail.

Is the Pineapple Last Word a strong or a light cocktail?

This cocktail can be quite strong due to the presence of gin and green chartreuse, both of which are high in alcohol content.

What is Maraschino Liqueur made from?

Maraschino Liqueur is made from the distillation of Marasca cherries.

How can I make this cocktail non-alcoholic?

You can make a non-alcoholic version by replacing the gin and liqueurs with non-alcoholic substitutes, or simply leaving them out and using more fruit juice.

Is this cocktail appropriate for a winter menu?

The Pineapple Last Word, while tropical in flavor, can be enjoyed any time of year. Its rich and complex flavors from the gin and green chartreuse make it suitable for winter as well.

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