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Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade – 3 Ingredient Tropical Cocktail

Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade – 3 Ingredient Tropical Cocktail

BRIGHT and TROPICAL pineapple meets its TART cousin the lemon and works together to tame the richness of bourbon in my Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade!

Pineapple cocktail in two glasses with pineapple garnish

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!

Last week I went all cherry on you with my Cherry Amaretto Limeade.  I had to do something with all the cherries I keep buying!  I even mix them with bourbon in my Cherry Lime Bourbon Smash.  

But this time, I am mixing my bourbon (or my hubby’s bourbon) with pineapples.

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Pineapple Drinks

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?!?!

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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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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!


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


  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!


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

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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Saturday 16th of May 2020

These were great. I got pineapple Dole Whip from the frozen yogurt place and added that in.


Monday 18th of May 2020

That is a great idea! I am trying that next time for sure!

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Friday 2nd of August 2019

Very nice! I’m a bourbon lover, so I’d use a bit more whiskey.


Sunday 20th of September 2020

1 pineapple 1 lemonade 1.5 bourbon


Friday 3rd of May 2019

This cocktail recipe looks and sounds so refreshing. With summer coming up, it's one I will be sure testing out for house parties with friends.

What brand of bourbon did you end up using?


Saturday 4th of May 2019

Thank you! I ended up using Weller because I love that it has more of a caramel flavor to it but feel free to use any bourbon you have on hand! Enjoy!

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