Pineapple, lime, orange, and vodka combine for a fresh and delicious pineapple vodka martini full of fresh citrus flavors.
For this cocktail, we’re skipping the cranberry juice, splash of grenadine, coconut rum, and anything resembling pineapple upside cake or a bahama mama. Fresh pineapple cocktail ingredients make this the perfect cocktail for those wanting a bright and fruity tropical drink that’s vodka based and not overly sweet.
Pineapple juice cocktails are often rum based, but there’s no such thing as a rum martini. Martinis are either vodka or gin based, and by adding fruit juice and bitters, we’re already stretching the term “martini.” 😉
Vanilla vodka is delicious in my strawberry pineapple martini, but this pineapple martini recipe uses plain vodka with freshly squeezed lime juice and pineapple juice for a fresh pineapple cocktail.
How to Make a Pineapple Vodka Martini
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.
Shake well. Strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with a pineapple wedge or lime wedge.
If you don’t have any orange liqueur or triple sec on hand, or are looking to reduce the calories in this drink, swap the orange liqueur for fresh squeezed orange juice.
Keep your drink extra cold by using a chilled martini glass. Place your glass in the freezer for 15 minutes before you make your drink.
You make it! Combine ½ cup hot water with ½ cup sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved, then refrigerate the mixture until it’s cold.
Yes. There are very few ingredients in this cocktail, so you need to use the freshest options available. Squeezing a fresh lime won’t take much time. You should need no more than 1 lime per drink, depending on the size of the limes.
Choose your favorite plain vodka for this drink. I love Long Road Vodka (made in Michigan!) or Tito’s Vodka for this recipe.