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Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade

Bright and tropical pineapple meets sweet and tart lemonade with a hint of warm bourbon in this Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade! The perfect refreshing cocktail for a warm summer day.

two glasses of pineapple bourbon lemonade

Pineapple Juice Cocktails

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! And if you are like me, by that point, I need something super easy. No, muddling and making herb-infused simple syrup.

Looking for more easy cocktails, check out my Limoncello Lady, Kalimotxo, and this easy and delicious pineapple cucumber rum punch. 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. Totally in love with them!

And when 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?!?!

Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade

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 drink.

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Ingredients Needed

  • Pineapple juice
  • Lemon Juice
  • Bourbon

With regards to the bourbon, just use your favorite bourbon or whiskey. My husband loves the Weller brand for making bourbon mixed drinks as it’s affordable and delicious.

Any for those of you still questioning if you want a bourbon drink… you know that little burn you get when you take the first sip- it only happens with the first sip AND the pineapple helps to take out the bite. Give it a chance.

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How to make Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade

  1. Add pineapple juice to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add in the bourbon and lemon juice.
  3. Shake and pour into glasses with ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon slices or pineapple wedges. I love the smell of fresh fruit hitting my nose. A mint sprig is also lovely.

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 I mix 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!

If you want to make it an adult version, try bourbon, vodka, rum, and even tequila with it. I haven’t tried gin with lemonade yet, but it is next on my list.

Mixing it with bourbon makes it perfect Kentucky Derby Menu Ideas and is super refreshing!

glass of bourbon lemonade

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • Chill the pineapple juice before mixing so the ice doesn’t melt as fast.
  • Too tart, add a splash of orange juice or simple syrup to the mix.
  • 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 to your Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade with these skewers. They work well!


two cocktails and a pineapple

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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!

glass of pineapple bourbon lemonade with straw

Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade Mixed Drink

Bright and tropical pineapple meets its tart cousin the lemon and works together to tame the richness of bourbon in my Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade!
4.53 from 102 votes
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Course: Drinks and Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Jennifer Stewart


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


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



  • If you love this recipe as much as I do, please leave me a comment and rate it 5 stars. Thank you!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 23g

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

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Recipe Rating


Sunday 6th of February 2022

Started scrolling down. Just needed the proportions. Ten years later, I finally found it. This website sucks.


Tuesday 21st of September 2021

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Tuesday 19th of July 2022

@Jennifer, so gracefully said!


Tuesday 21st of September 2021

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Friday 24th of July 2020

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Monday 22nd of June 2020

Delicious and much doesn’t suffer from the overpowering sweetness of other pineapple cocktails. I used my cheap bourbon and didn’t adjust the recipe at all.

Momma B

Thursday 18th of June 2020

This is will be my summer 'go to' Drink! I changed it up a bit. I used 3oz of 'Tennessee Honey Jack", 3 oz of pineapple juice & ! lemon = 1 oz of lemon juice. I cannot even begin to tell you how good this is with the Honey Jack. Try it!