Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cocktail

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This week Sunday Supper is getting tropical!   We are sharing our favorite recipes using tropical fruits in order to get ready for sunshine and summer.   I only wish I was on a tropical island with a delicious fruity drink in hand.

Have you ever heard of a drink that is supposed to taste like your favorite baked good only to buy it for $7.50 and find out it tastes nothing like it?    That used to happen to me a lot.  People would tell me the chocolate cake shot tasted just like chocolate cake.  I’d buy a shot, take it, and be totally grossed out.   Or the apple pie martini which tastes somewhat like apples but not apple pie?

A perfect cocktail for girls night out!   This Pineapple Upside DOwn Cake Cocktail is a sure winner

That is not the case with this Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cocktail.  I just happened to have everything I needed to make it in the house and decided to give it a try.  I figured even if it didn’t taste like the cake, I could make a different tropical drink with the pineapple juice.   The Whipped cream vodka and pineapple juice sounded wonderful but I wasn’t sure about the half and half.  It sounded weird with the juice.

This cocktail tastes amazingly like Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I mixed everything together in a shaker and shook it up.   I poured it into a martini glass and didn’t like the way it looked.  The half and half was beginning to separate and I was scared to try it.   I took a sip and….WOW!   Surprisingly it tasted just like pineapple upside down cake!   I told my husband and he looked skeptically at me.   He then took a sip, looked at the drink, then quickly took another sip!   He thought it tasted awesome.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cocktail

I wouldn’t have thought that the half and half would give it that extra cake flavor but it certainly did.  This is a great party drink or a cocktail to enjoy outside in summer.

A perfect cocktail for girls night out! This Pineapple Upside DOwn Cake Cocktail is a sure winner

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cocktail

Pineapple juice, whipped cream vodka, and other ingredients make this cocktail taste just like pineapple upside down cake. Serve it with a cherry in the glass for extra fun!
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 1 1/2 oz. whipped cream vodka
  • 1 oz. Pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. half and half
  • Splash of cherry juice
  • Maraschino cherry or pineapple slice optional


  • Place the whipped cream vodka, pineapple juice, and half and half in a shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake well for 30 seconds. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a cherry or slice of pineapple if desired.


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  1. Heather,
    I must confess that when I looked at the lineup for the Tropical Foods #SS, your drink was the most fascinating to me! I’m glad it turned out as well is it did, and it sounds delicious. I love the flavors of pineapple upside down cake and this is a drink I’d love to try!

    1. It’s pretty delicious and actually tastes like Pineapple Upside DOwn Cake! I’m always leery of putting cream into a cocktail but it totally makes this drink!

  2. How funny, the chocolate cake shot is actually one of my favorites! I have had a couple not so great ones, but for the most part, they’ve all tasted exactly like chocolate cake. The lemon is surprisingly essential to the cake flavor. I love cocktails with cream in them, so I’m so all about this one. Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Whipped cream vodka? Excuse me while I head to the liquor store. Or I guess I need to wait a bit. It is rather early in the morning LOL.

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