What does every party need to keep it going strong? Booze, of course. You seriously can't have a party and not include some of the best tasting alcoholic drinks, now can you? Now if you're hosting a party for a small group of people, providing individual drink preferences is manageable. However, when it's a big group, you can't just expect everyone to like the same drinks. And that can pose as a big risk and situation at the party. Well, here's a simple solution. Keep a trend or theme going in your drinks. And for that, we suggest making scintillating pineapple-mixed beverages. Majority of people love the tangy - sweet taste from the juicy fruit and you really can't go wrong with it in the mix. So... what are you waiting for? Let's get this party started... with a few recipes, of course. Why not think beyond Piña Coladas.
Alcoholic Drinks with Pineapple Juice
For our first round of alcoholic drinks, we not only give you some recipes for shooters, but also have some classic cocktail recipes. Take a look.
1. Cinzano Bianco Cooler
To prepare this cocktail drink, take 1⅓ oz. Cinzano Bianco, ⅔ oz. Bourbon whiskey, a dash of grenadine, and pineapple juice. In a highball glass, add ice cubes and add both spirits. Top the drink off with pineapple juice and grenadine. Serve with a slice of pineapple as garnish.
2. Johnny on the Beach
To prepare this shooter drink, take 1½ oz. vodka, 1 oz. melon liqueur, 1 oz. black raspberry liqueur, ½ oz. orange juice, ½ oz. pineapple juice, ½ oz. grapefruit juice, and ½ oz. cranberry juice. In a shaker, mix all the ingredients and pour into shot glasses. Bottoms Up!
3. La Bomba
To prepare this cocktail drink, take couple dashes of grenadine, 1½ oz. pineapple juice, 1½ oz. orange juice, 1¼ oz. tequila, and ¾ oz. Cointreau. In a shaker, mix all the ingredients, except grenadine, and shake vigorously. Take a cocktail glass and prepare a sugar rim. Strain the mixture into the glass and add grenadine from top. Serve with a lime wheel inside.
4. Malibu Madness
To prepare this cocktail drink, take 3 oz. pineapple juice, 1 oz. Malibu rum, and 1 oz. Midori. In a cocktail glass, mix all the ingredients and stir properly. Serve the drink.
5. One Night Stand
To prepare this shooter drink, take ½ oz. Triple Sec, ½ oz. Amaretto, ½ oz. melon liqueur, ½ oz. pineapple juice, ½ oz. cranberry juice, and ½ oz. 7-Up. In a shot glass, pour the first 3 ingredients. In a rock glass, add the juices with 7-Up. Drop the spirits shot glass inside the rock glass and serve.
Non-alcoholic Drinks with Pineapple Juice
If there are guests who can't legally drink alcoholic drinks yet, why worry. The following non-alcoholic beverages will fix them up just right.
1. Bora Bora
To prepare this drink, take 2½ oz. pineapple juice, 1½ oz. passion fruit juice, ¼ oz. lemon juice, and ¼ oz. grenadine. In a shaker, mix all the ingredients together and shake properly. Strain the drink into a tall glass filled with ice and a cherry at the bottom. Serve the drink with a slice of pineapple as garnish.
2. Carry Nation Punch
To prepare this drink, take 3 cups lemon juice, 2 bottles ginger ale, 1 cup pineapple juice, 1 cup sugar syrup, and 1 quart orange juice. Keep the ginger ale bottles to chill in the refrigerator. Mix the rest of the ingredients together and chill them as well. In a punch bowl, empty ginger ale and the other juice mixture properly. Serve as punch.
3. Exit 13-E
To prepare this drink, take 8 oz. loganberry juice, 8 oz. pineapple juice, and 1 oz. lime juice. Take 2 tall glasses and fill them up with ice cubes. In a shaker, mix the ingredients together and strain over the ice. Serve chilled.
To prepare this drink, take 8 oz. pineapple juice, 4 oz. cranberry juice, 4 oz. club soda, and ½ oz. lemon juice. Take 2 highball glasses and chill them for 15 minutes. In a shaker, mix the 3 juices along with ice cubes. Shake vigorously and strain in the 2 chilled highball glasses evenly. Add club soda from the top, stir lightly, and serve.
5. Lava Flow
To prepare this drink, take 4 oz. light cream, 3 oz. pineapple juice, ½ a banana, ½ oz. coconut cream, and ½ cup fresh strawberries. In a blender, add all the ingredients together, except for the strawberries, and make a smooth mixture. Take a parfait glass and add strawberries at the bottom. Pour the drink on top and serve.
It is always a good idea to use fresh juices and fruits to make the pineapple juice drinks. Not many people know that there are lots of pineapple juice benefits found. Well, I guess it's because we're enjoying the drinks so much, we hardly think in those terms. I hope you love the drinks mentioned in the article. Remember to drink responsibly and please, don't drink and drive.