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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.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cocktail Recipe

Serves 1     adjust servings

Preparation 2 min
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.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 227kcal Calories from fat 2
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Carbohydrate 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 19g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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3 comments on “Pineapple Upside Down Cake Vodka Cocktail Recipe

  1. 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

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

  3. 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!