Pineapple Martini Recipe for the Perfect Staycation Drink

Add a juicy hint of the tropics to your traditional martini with our pineapple martini recipe.

Updated January 18, 2024
Pineapple martini recipes

Are you craving a drink that'll make you feel like you're on an island in the sun? Then we have a sweet and slightly tart pineapple martini recipe for you. We totally get it if frozen and blended drinks aren't your thing. We have our days when we're craving a subtly sweet cocktail (without all the extra ice) and find that this recipe does the trick. 

How to Make a Pineapple Martini

This juicy martini isn't too sweet — it's the perfect blend of tropical goodness with traditional martini style


  • ½ ounce pineapple juice
  • 1½ ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • Ice
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pineapple juice, vodka, and vermouth.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a martini glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge.
Quick Tip

Experiment using fresh pineapple juice by cubing the fruit and mixing it in a juicer. Add ginger or mint to your juice mix to give your martini a tasty twist. 

Simple Substitutions and Variations

Pineapple is a fundamental ingredient in mixology as it partners well with so many different liquors, liqueurs, and syrups. This makes the number of ways you can customize a pineapple martini truly endless.

Tropical Pineapple Martini

Use mango-flavored vodka and passion fruit-flavored simple syrup (to your liking). This triple-tropical fruit combo screams summer vibes. 

Pineapple Coconut Martini

Looking for a creamier drink? Replace vodka with coconut-flavored rum and omit vermouth. Replace vermouth with triple sec or coconut syrup for a sweeter martini.

Spicy Pineapple Martini

Replace dry vermouth with ginger syrup for a spicy take on this martini. Make your own simple syrup by infusing ginger with 2 cups granulated sugar and 1 cup water over medium heat until the mixture dissolves. If you're looking for a spicier kick, use a chili-flavored simple syrup. 

Related: 15 Pineapple Juice Cocktails for a Tropical Escape


The classic garnish is a pineapple or orange wedge, but feel free to get creative.

  • Add a sugar rim to the glass.
  • Garnish with a citrus twist such as an orange or lemon peel. 
  • Skewer a cherry and pineapple on a drink umbrella for a nice dash of kitsch.

Take a Slice out of a Pineapple Martini

If you like tropical flavors but prefer a sophisticated presentation, then the pineapple martini is for you. So get out your cocktail shaker and mix up this modern classic. It's time for a well-deserved vacation, even if it's from your living room. 

Pineapple Martini Recipe for the Perfect Staycation Drink