The Best Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini and Shot Recipe

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Martini

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Martini

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Martini And Shot Recipe

Over the years, I have had several opportunities to make martinis, shots, and cocktails, but the pineapple upside-down cake martini and shot really takes the upside-down cake. This drink is probably one of the most popular that I make at my home bar, and it got even better with the creation of Pinnacle Vodka's Whipped Cream flavor.

Prior to the whip cream vodka creation, I used all vanilla vodka, which was extremely good, but now it has that extra kick that makes this drink taste like you're eating a piece of pineapple upside-down cake. Since the martini is already a strong drink, the shot will basically the same recipe with maybe a splash more vodka depending on your taste and how upside-down you want to feel. Also the martini recipe we will put the grenadine in after the martini is poured versus the shot where we will mix it up in the shaker. If you're ready to let's get this party started.

The Ingredients

To make the best pineapple upside-down cake martini and shooter we will use the following ingredients:

  • Pineapple Juice (I prefer Dole)
  • Pinnacle Vanilla Vodka
  • Pinnacle Whip Cream Vodka
  • Grenadine
  • Maraschino cherries
Martini Glass and Shaker at the Ready

Martini Glass and Shaker at the Ready

How to Mix A Pineapple-Upside Down Drink

Ok, once you have the main ingredients figured out (pineapple juice, Pinnacle Vanilla Vodka, and Pinnacle Whip Cream Vodka), the ratio is really up to you depending on your taste and how strong you want the drink. I am going with a shaker that holds about 2 cups of liquid and some ice, so fill your shaker with about a cup of ice then add:

  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) whip cream vodka
  • 1/2 cup vanilla vodka
  • 1 cup of (8 oz.) pineapple juice

Shot Instructions

If you are making pineapple upside-down cake shots or shooters add a splash or 2 of grenadine to the shaker, shake it up and strain into shot glasses with or without a cherry.

Martini Instructions

Shake up the pineapple juice and vodka mixture, strain into a martini glass with a cherry in the bottom, then slowly pour a splash of grenadine down the side of the martini glass. The grenadine being heavier will sink to the bottom giving you a beautiful 2 tone looking drink resembling a piece of pineapple upside-down cake.


This creative cocktail is by far one of the simplest and most popular drinks I make, I hope you enjoy the best pineapple upside-down cake martinis and shots at your next party. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you thought and how you changed it up.


Kathy Beeston on July 22, 2016:

This sounds wonderful. Not to heavy. And oh so pretty. We eat and drink with our eyes. Thank-you, Kat

Bardude on April 27, 2016:

Dude.....who showed you how to hold a bottle? Come on know.

Michelle E on December 23, 2014:


Chris V on May 27, 2012:

Add ameratto, 1/4 cup is following measurments above and some tart chery juice. Not cherry drink, too sweet, but the juice. The ameratto gives it the taste of the brown sugar/nuts of a cake. The cherry juice is cheaper then the marahchino cherry juice and tart so the drink isn't as sweet. Can serve over ice, martini or shot.

Webscapeseo from United Kingdom on May 14, 2012:

Yum, that looks amazing..I am definitely going to try this...maybe at the weekend though..I don't think this is a weekday recipe!

Gerry on February 21, 2012:

I like whip cream on the top then grenadine swirled on top of the whip cream. And I used three olives cake vodka ... Sooooo good!!

cookies4breakfast from coastal North Carolina on February 18, 2012:

I can't wait to make this drink! If we didn't already have our bar menu planned for tonight, we would be running to the liquor store for the ingredients! Great photos, too.

Jessica on January 05, 2012:

Freaking amazing!!!

I made this today,but I rimmed the glass with graham cracker instead....

I love the cake, so love the drink! ;)

Veronica Roberts from Ohio, USA on October 31, 2011:

Love it! I enjoy reading well-written hubs about the craft of making the drink... not just about enjoying them. lol

Your martini turned out nicely (the top picture). Great hub.

Voted "Up!"

MLF22 on October 28, 2010:

wow another great looking martini. yummy pineapple upside down cake with a kick

reggie on October 28, 2010:

looks good mike want to try one right now

IslandStyle from St Petersburg, FL on October 27, 2010:

This is awesome, I already want to try another!!

Dan on October 27, 2010:

Another good sounding one I plan to try soon. Thanks for sharing Mike

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