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Pineapple Upside Down Cake Vodka Cocktail Recipe

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This pineapple upside down cake vodka cocktail recipe is a great tropical drink, perfect for summer!

My absolute favorite cake is pineapple upside down cake. Which has nothing to do with how this cocktail was made, honestly. Actually, my husband thinks I made this using witchcraft. The taste is SPOT ON.

I promise I didn’t, though.

My dad actually told me about the pineapple juice, grenadine, and coconut rum. Which is delicious. And I used the rum, but I wondered how a vanilla vodka cocktail would taste (since I don’t often use it. Is it just me, or does coconut rum have more uses?).


Don’t mind the Shipwreck in the background, I took the pictures with it (for some reason), but used vanilla vodka in the recipe.

The vodka coctkail recipe is easy! The only thing is that the cherry juice was a little difficult to find. If you have access to a store with its own organic section, it should be with those juices. The cherry juice I got is from Simple Truth and it’s just “tart cherry juice.”

There’s no layering to this one, unlike with the red, white, and blue shooters. Though I was tempted. 😛 But it would have taken forever with the measurements I used.

Last month, I turned German chocolate cake into a cocktail. So making dessert-flavored mixed drinks seems to be my new hobby.

This is so good and so perfect for summer. It’s also one of those drinks you can make a whole batch of relatively cheaply and easily, which is a HUGE bonus!

Are there any cakes you’ve had turned into cocktails? This is something I think I need to do more of.

Yield: 1

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cocktail Recipe

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cocktail Recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz cherry juice
  • 2 oz vanilla flavored vodka
  • maraschino cherries and pineapple chunks, for garnish


  1. Mix the liquids together. Put the cherry and pineapple chunk on a toothpick and lay it over the glass to garnish.

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  • Creatively Homespun
    July 21, 2015

    YUM! Thank you for linking up at the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays! I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board!! I hope to see you again this week! xo

  • Joybee
    July 20, 2015

    Yum. This sounds good. I love drinks with pineapple juice. Thanks for sharing on Great Idea Thursdays link party.

  • Kirsten
    July 18, 2015

    I have to make this drink! I have a pineapple upside down cake in the oven as I’m typing this, so the drink is going to be pinned for next week!