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Pineapple Upside-down Cake Martinis Recipe
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Pineapple Upside-down Cake Martinis

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"This is an easy girlie drink made up by a good friend after she had one at a bar. Pineapple juice and vanilla vodka in a martini glass. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple and a cherry."

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Original recipe makes 2 martinis Change Servings
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  1. Pour the pineapple juice, vodka and grenadine into a shaker full of ice. Shake, then strain into two martini glasses. Garnish with a piece of pineapple and a cherry on a skewer.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 17, 2008

I am a bartender, i have served a version of this drink with great results. In order to get a real upside-down cake flavor, add amaretto. watch out for grenadine. Some complain of being too sweet. I serve it as a cocktail with a splash of cranberry. (offsetts the sweetness, adds the color that grenadine does.) I named it pineapple upside-down cake because it totally reminded me of one of my favorite desserts.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 03, 2008

A very, very good drink, but only if you make it right. First off, it MUST have Amaretto to make it taste like a real pineapple upside down cake. Usually a heavy splash or so. Second, use very good vanilla vodka. I've tried it with cheap vodka, and you can't taste the vanilla, which really makes or breaks this drink. You might be able to get away with regular vodka and a light splash of vanilla extract, but I really suggest the vanilla vodka.

Oct 29, 2008

Very, very good. I added a touch of amaretto and it was just like a pineapple upside down cake. I'd make this again and again.

Apr 27, 2007

Vanilla Vodka is good but try using Vanilla McGillicuddy's. It's a whole new ballgame

Aug 11, 2009

Excellent! A girlfriend and I made these at my b-day party. Love the flavors. I will be making this again.

Feb 02, 2009

HOOCHIE MAMMA! These little drinky-poos will have you licking your lips while watching the room spin in no time flat. Delish but potent! I couldn't find pineapple juice (I live in the boonies) so used pineapple cocktail juice instead (pineapple, passion, mango)...also didn't have vanilla vodka so just added a couple drops of Watkins vanilla and as another review suggested, 1/4 cup of amaretto. Wow! My girlfriend and I took one sip and knew we were in for trouble! Our hubbies found them too sweet - so this is definitely one for the gals. Enjoy!

Mar 27, 2007

Loved it! I used some of the juice from the cherries instead of grenadine just because I'm lazy. ;o) Even hubby enjoyed one of these. Thanks for the recipe!

Aug 26, 2006

Holy cow were these good! I had a girl's night out party at my house and decided to give these a try. It's almost scary how easy they were to make let alone how fast they were gone! I agree, they do smell and taste like the real deal.


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