This pineapple upside down cake shot tastes just like the classic dessert in liquid form! Who knew a little pineapple juice, vanilla vodka, cherry vodka, and grenadine syrup could taste taste just like a piece of pineapple upside-down cake?
This vodka shot is not only a sweet treat but an ode to one of everyone's favorite dessert! Garnish with a maraschino cherry for a deliciously fruity shooter.
These pineapple upside down shots are such a fun conversation starter! The layered effect of the grenadine and vodka is so pretty and is a "piece of cake" to make (punny, right?). You only need 4 ingredients - pineapple juice, vanilla vodka, cherry vodka, and grenadine!
Get your cocktail shaker and let's make this delicious pineapple upside down cake shot recipe!
What are the ingredients in a pineapple upside down shot?
This shot contains:
Vanilla Vodka- the vanilla flavor of the vodka really gives this shot that cake flavor. Any cake-flavored vodka will do, but if you're having difficulty finding this, regular vodka works too.
Cherry Vodka - the cherry vodka adds an extra layer of fruity flavor that compliments the pineapple flavor so nicely.
Grenadine- all you need is a splash of grenadine! It's very sweet so don't add too much. Less is more.
Pineapple Juice - the basis of these fruity shooters. Pineapple juice is essential to getting that delicious pineapple flavor!
Maraschino cherries- this is solely for garnish so if you don't have any, don't fret, the pineapple cake shots will still be delicious.
You only need a splash of grenadine. Simply pour a tiny bit into the bottom of the shot glass and you're good!
If you don't have vanilla vodka, cake vodka, regular vodka, or whipped cream vodka all work exceptionally well in its place.
Add vanilla vodka, cherry vodka, grenadine, and pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and give it a shake for about 10 seconds.
Pour the pineapple/vodka mixture over the top of the back of a spoon into the shot glass.
Garnish with maraschino cherries on the side of the glass and immediately be transported to an island escape.
Make a Cocktail Version
Turn this popular dessert a fruity cocktail. Add pineapple juice, vanilla vodka, cherry vodka, a little amaretto, and a splash of lemon lime soda (see the recipe card for exact measurements).
Save this for a good drink to enjoy for happy hour, birthday parties, or just a fun girls night!
For an alcohol free option, omit the vodka and just use grenadine, pineapple juice, and a splash of vanilla extract. Mix together the pineapple juice and vanilla extract and add the grenadine on the bottom of the glass. Pour pineapple mixture on top for a yummy mocktail!
Why is pineapple upside-down cake called that?
Because it closely resembles a pineapple upside down cake in both color and flavor.
What's in pineapple upside down cake shot?
Vanilla vodka, grenadine, cherry vodka, and pineapple juice.
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