Last updated on March 30th, 2020 at 06:00 pm
Bright and tropical pineapple meets its tart cousin the lemon and works together to tame the richness of bourbon in my Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade!
It’s Friday again (thank foodness) and that means another 3 Ingredient Cocktail! This time I am taking you to the tropics with the taste of pineapple.
Delving into the bourbon mixed drinks arena I am pairing it with tart lemonade and this Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade is the right way to start off your weekend!
But this time, I am mixing my bourbon (or my hubby’s bourbon) with pineapples.
Just take me to the Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade Recipe Already!
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I haven’t thought about bourbon cocktails with pineapple juice before until this last weekend when I bought a few pineapples on sale. 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?!?!
Cocktails with Pineapple Juice
The combination of the pineapple and the bourbon tastes amazing but I felt it a little 2-dimensional. Mixed drinks with pineapple juice need something equally full flavored to balance them out. The richness of the bourbon and the sweetness of the pineapple needs a little intermediary to cut through the two strong flavors.
Keeping with the yellow colors I grabbed a lemon out of my bowl and squeezed the juice into the drink. A quick stir with my finger (yes, I use my finger) and I took a sip. Perfect! Bourbon and Lemonade is now my new favorite:) This is also at the top of my list of pineapple juice cocktails.
If you are not a fan of bourbon and prefer something a little more “in your face” then feel free to make this a pineapple whiskey lemonade instead!
Now I call this a “lemonade” but I don’t start with a lemonade base. You can if you want to, but the pineapple juice is sweet enough already that I don’t think you need it.
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Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade Cocktail
Just as I garnished my Mini Tropical Cocktails with small, snack-like sticks of pineapple, I made some for this cocktail too. Instead of the clips, I stick them on my skewers so they can hang out with their toes in the pool. Or the tips of the pineapple wading in the pineapple bourbon lemonade, soaking up all that yummy goodness!
Just as though you are sitting poolside with your toes on the top step, or on the beach with your feet in the sand.
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!
Will this lemonade help me lose weight?
This pineapple bourbon lemonade is not the lemon water and cayenne pepper drink so I am not sure it would.
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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complete your tropical menu
other tropical cocktails to try
- Pineapple Cucumber Rum Punch
- Skinny Bahama Mama
- Jalapeño Paloma
- Caramelized Citrus Smash
- Jalapeño Caipirinha
- Mariachi Mash
- Mango Margarita
- Kiwi Mint Mojito
- Lime in the Coconut Cooler
- Blackberry Coconut Splash
- Grapefruit Lemonade
- Tropical Mini Cocktails
- Mai Tai
Easy Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade Recipe
- 4 ounces pineapple juice (fresh is best)
- 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.
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.
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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
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