June 20, 2020

The Perfect Pineapple Daiquiri, Want to Sip on Summer?

The Pineapple Daiquiri takes you to another world where everything is deliciously tropical and nobody ever bothers you.

Pineapple Garnish on a Daiquiri

Classic Daiquiris are awesome. The balance between and sweet and tart combined with a flavorful rum is magical... but have you ever tried one with pineapple?!

It might be even better...

Lime, pineapple, and rum are meant for each other. Take one sip of this cocktail and get transported to a beach with a picturesque sunset and warm breeze.

squeezing fresh lime juice for the daiquiri

How to make a Pineapple Daiquiri

To make a Pineapple Daiquiri add white rum, pineapple syrup and fresh lime juice to your cocktail shaker, shake hard with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Now, hold on a minute!

Don't give up on this recipe because it uses an ingredient you don't already have. Homemade pineapple syrup is super easy to make and is well worth it for this Daiquiri variation (plus it's great in other cocktails too).

Some Pineapple Daiquiri recipes call for adding pineapple juice to the standard Daiquiri recipe and using less lime juice and simple syrup, but you get so much more pineapple flavor using the syrup.

measuring pineapple syrup for a Daiquiri

Make pineapple syrup for your Daiquiri

The process is really simple.

Start by cutting fresh pineapple into 1/2 inch cubes and placing them in a small saucepan.. Cover with sugar, stir to coat the pineapple, then let sit for several hours.

The will draw out the flavorful liquids in the pineapple and then you add water, cook it briefly to dissolve the sugar and strain it into a container for storing in the fridge.

Measuring Homemade Pineapple Syrup

Pineapple Syrup

The simple recipe for an amazingly tropical cocktail syrup.

It won't take much effort and when you're done you can also use the syrup to make a tropical Old Fashioned or add a splash to your gin and soda.

pouring white rum for a cocktail

Choosing your Pineapple Daiquiri rum

A Pineapple Daiquiri is great with either dark and white rum.

If you want a more crisp bright classic Daiquiri flavor choose a white rum. A dark rum ads more vanilla, caramel, and spice background flavors which can also be delicious if that's what you like.

Some great white rum options are:

  • White rums: Flor de Cana Extra Secco, Plantation 3 Stars, and El Dorado 3 year
  • Dark Rums: Plantation Original Dark, and El Dorado 8 yr, and Appleton Estate Signature

Avoid rums that are super super cheap. A decent rum is not that expensive and if you're looking for a budget option try the Planation 3 Stars.

straining a pineapple daiquiri

If you like Daiquiris I'm pretty sure you'll love it with pineapple.

Want to make it even more pineapple-y? Try making it with Plantation's pineapple rum.

Pineapple Daiquiri

A twist on the classic Daiquiri recipe with the bold tropical flavor of pineapple.


  • 2 oz Rum - any style
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz Pineapple Syrup - recipe below


  • Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice and shake hard for about 12 seconds.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and enjoy!


Make pineapple syrup the day before an store in the fridge until ready to make cocktails.
You can see the Pineapple Syrup recipe HERE
Shake super hard to get it nice and cold while also whipping some air into the drink.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Servings: 1 drink
Tag me at @mydrinkinghobby when you make this!

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Make this Pineapple Daiquiri for your next summer party. Your friends and family will love you for it.

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