September 5, 2022| By

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shot

Prep Time: 5 mins
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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.

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three pineapple upside down cake shots in shot glasses.
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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?

ingredients for how to make

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.

Tips

  • 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.

How to Make Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shots

  • Pour a drop of grenadine into 4 tall shot glasses.
  • 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.
pineapple upside down cake shots garnished with maraschino cherries.

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!

Mocktail Version

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!

Recipe FAQs

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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Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shot

Pineapple upside down cake shot is just like the cake and only 4 ingredients - pineapple juice, vanilla vodka, cherry vodka, and grenadine!
Serving: 4 shots
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Calories: 54kcal

Equipment

  • 4 Shot Glasses

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • ½ oz Cherry Vodka
  • 3 ½ oz Pineapple Juice
  • Splash Grenadine

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Drink (makes 1-2)

  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 ½ oz Vanilla Vodka
  • ½ oz Cherry Vodka
  • ½ oz Amaretto
  • ½ oz Grenadine
  • 1 oz Lemon Lime soda

Directions

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shots

  • Add a splash of grenadine to each shot glass. Set aside.
  • Combine vanilla vodka, cherry vodka, and pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds.
  • For the layered effect, place the back of a spoon on top of the shot glass and fill each glass with the vodka/pineapple mixture.
  • Make a cut in a maraschino cherry and place on the side of the glass for garnish.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Drink

  • Add grenadine to the bottom of a glass.
  • Add pineapple juice, vanilla vodka, cherry vodka, and amaretto to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake.
  • Strain into the cocktail glass on top of the grenadine. Pour lemon lime soda on top. Garnish with maraschino cherries.

Notes

Tips

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.03g | Saturated Fat: 0.003g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Cocktails, Drinks, Shots
Cuisine: American

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