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Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade {3 Ingredient Tropical Cocktail}

BRIGHT and TROPICAL pineapple meets SWEET and TART lemonade with a hint of WARM bourbon in this Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade!

two glasses of pineapple bourbon lemonade

If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

Who’s ready for another 3 Ingredient Cocktail? This time I am taking you to the tropics with the taste of pineapple!

Changing lanes and heading into the bourbon mixed drinks arena I am pairing the warm vanilla flavors of bourbon with sweet pineapple juice and tart lemonade.

This Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade is the right way to start off your weekend!
If you haven’t tried some of my other easy cocktails, check out my Cherry Amaretto Limeade and my Cherry Lime Bourbon Smash. If you are just starting to drink bourbon, this is a great drink to start with.

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PINEAPPLE DRINKS

I haven’t thought about pairing bourbon with pineapple juice before until this last weekend when I bought a few pineapples on sale. I love them!

I was already mixing a cocktail for Brooks when I popped a piece of the fresh cut pineapple in my mouth.

Taking a sip of his bourbon, as it is a new bottle and one I haven’t tried before, it tasted so good with the flavor of pineapple still in my mouth. This immediately got my brain wheels turning. 

How about a pineapple mixed drink made with bourbon?!?!

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PINEAPPLE BOURBON LEMONADE INGREDIENTS

  • Pineapple juice
  • Lemon Juice
  • Bourbon

Pineapple Juice – You can use fresh or canned. If you make your fresh by blending some pineapple there might be a little foam. I suggest a bottled or canned pineapple juice you find in the juice aisle.

Lemon Juice – Fresh squeezed is best. If you use bottled, you will need to add a little sugar or simple syrup to counteract the acidity.

Bourbon – Just use your favorite bourbon or bourbon whiskey. My husband loves the Weller brand for making bourbon mixed drinks as it’s affordable and delicious.

HOW TO MAKE PINEAPPLE BOURBON LEMONADE

STEP ONE: Add pineapple juice to a cocktail shaker with ice.

STEP TWO: Add in the bourbon and lemon juice.

STEP THREE: Shake and pour into glasses with ice.

STEP FOUR: Garnish with lemon slices or pineapple wedges.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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WHAT CAN YOU MIX WITH BOURBON BESIDES COKE?

I like to add either ginger ale, cherry juice, and coffee all work well with bourbon. I have a few cocktails with cherries.

PINEAPPLE JUICE COCKTAILS

The combination of the pineapple and the bourbon tastes amazing but it needed something to round out the flavors. 

Mixed drinks with pineapple juice need something equally full flavored to balance them out. Especially with the richness of the bourbon.

If you are not a fan of bourbon drinks and prefer something a little more “in your face” then feel free to make this a pineapple cocktail instead!

glass of bourbon lemonade

WHAT OTHER SPIRITS GO WITH LEMONADE?

I love bourbon, vodka, rum, and even tequila with it.  I haven’t tried gin with lemonade yet, but it is next on my list!

WHAT OTHER FRUITS PAIR WELL WITH LEMONADE?

I love to try lots of different fruits with lemonade, but my faves are strawberry, passionfruit, and cherry!  If you find another fruit that you love with lemonade, please let me know!

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TAPAS TIPS AND TRICKS

  • Chill the pineapple juice before mixing so the ice doesn’t melt as fast.
  • If it’s too tart, add a splash of orange juice or simple syrup to the mix.
  • If you need more orange, try a splash of orange liqueur!
  • If the bourbon is a little too strong feel free to add prepared lemonade instead of the lemon juice or simply reduce the amount of bourbon to 1 ounce and increase the lemon juice to 2 ounces.
  • Add your garnishes with these skewers. They work well!

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This is no classic cocktail and is way better than the normal whiskey sour! My Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade is refreshing and perfect for sipping any time of the day, week, or year!

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EASY PINEAPPLE BOURBON LEMONADE RECIPE

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Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade Mixed Drink

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Bright and tropical pineapple meets its tart cousin the lemon and works together to tame the richness of bourbon in my Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade!

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • pineapple and lemon (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Mix the pineapple juice, bourbon, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill your glass with ice.
  3. Pour the pineapple bourbon lemonade over the ice cubes.
  4. Garnish with fresh pineapple and lemon.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 4gSugar: 23gProtein: 2g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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{Originally Published 4/11/2018 – Photos and recipe notes updated 02/22/2021}

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