Summer is here and you and your friends need to celebrate with this Pineapple Gin Cooler Cocktail!
Pineapple, gin, lime juice and your favorite sparkling water of choice…what could be more refreshing? Honestly, I can’t think of anything more refreshing than this little cocktail! The pineapple juice makes ya feel like you are in a tropical paradise, the sparkling water adds bubbles (which is always fun!) and the gin…the gin is perfection in this cocktail recipe.
SUMMER IS HERE & SO ARE SUMMER BBQ RECIPES
How excited are you to embrace Summer at it’s fullest?!? Rocking your favorite bathing suit while floating in the pool, sipping some fun cocktails, and spending summer nights with your friends is the perfect way to do it. I’m all in with Summer parties and that’s why I joined some of my blogger friends for a Virtual Summer BBQ to share a fantastic cookout menu with you.
There are appetizers, desserts, mains, and cocktail recipes that make a fantastic Summer BBQ menu. Links to my friends’ delicious BBQ party recipes are below and here I’m sharing my contribution to our Virtual Summer BBQ party with this Pineapple Gin Cooler recipe.
PINEAPPLE AND LIME = PERFECTION
Now I’m calling this gin cocktail a retro recipe because it is loosely inspired by another cocktail from the 20’s. While looking for fun cocktails to share with you, I found and made an Orange Blossom Cooler from The Savoy Cocktail Book. It’s also a delicious cocktail but I thought it would be fun to do a version with pineapple and lime juice…and that combo doesn’t disappoint!
EASY COCKTAILS ARE THE BEST
Here’s the deal, this Pineapple Gin Cooler Cocktail is killer. It’s a super easy recipe that only needs a couple simple ingredients, it’s got a fun retro vibe (especially if you have fun retro tumblers), and you can and should make a big batch of it. It’s super easy to just increase the ingredients, I suggest multiplying it by 5, tossing the cocktail into a punch bowl and serve it with ice on the side. When you have your next summer bbq, and serve this tasty cocktail in a punch bowl, your friends will love it. Also, it will be great with the other recipes from my talented friends and links to their recipes are below!
THE FULL SUMMER BBQ MENU
Greek Bell Pepper Boats – Alex from Ruffled Apron Blog
Mexican Grilled Zucchini and Corn Salad – Emily from Get Well With Em
Stuffed Grilled Pork Chops with Prosciutto and Asiago – Jess from Plays Well With Butter
Apricot Pistachio Chicken Paillard – Kristen from Wellness By Kristen
Gluten Free Shrimp Pasta Salad – Taryn from Hot Pan Kitchen
Patriotic Red, White and Blue Potato Salad – Bonnie from BonnieTaubDix.com
Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad with Green Goddess Vinaigrette – Ellie from Hungry By Nature
Spicy Jalapeno Paloma – Allie from Miss Allie’s Kitchen
Easy Summer Berry Slab Pie – Marissa from First and Full
So, tell me…are you going to make any of the awesome Summer BBQ recipes from my friends? Or maybe you’ll just whip up a batch of my Pineapple Gin Cooler cocktail and call it a day. Either way, snap a picture and share it on my Facebook page so we can all see how much you loved the recipes!
PINEAPPLE GIN COOLER COCKTAIL RECIPE TIPS
-You can use canned or fresh pineapple juice for this recipe. Fresh is going to taste amazing, but the canned stuff is great too! If you plan on juicing your own pineapple, here is a video showing you how to cut a pineapple and juice it with and without a juicer.
-If you make a big batch of this tasty drink, you should totally make a fruit-filled ice ring! It will help keep your punch bowl cocktail cold for hours and it’s super cute. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make an ice ring.
-For the sparkling water, use your favorite! I LOVE Topo Chico Mineral Water
Pineapple Gin Cooler Cocktail
- 8 ounces Pineapple juice
- 3 ounces Gin
- Juice of two limes
- Sparkling water
- Combine all ingredients except sparkling water into a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously!
- Evenly divide cocktail between two tumblers filled with ice and top with your favorite sparkling water. Serve with more lime wedges and cute paper straws!
MORE COCKTAIL RECIPES
You love a good cocktail, don’t ya! While my Pineapple Gin Cooler Cocktail is fantastic for summer BBQ’s, you might want to check out these other cocktail recipes for year-round sipping!