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15 Best Cocktails With Rum & Pineapple: Expert Guide (2024)

Cocktails With Rum & Pineapple

Last Updated on March 12, 2024 by Lydia Martin

Pineapple juice and rum are a classic combo at the core of tasty cocktails. While pineapple juice imparts tartness and sweetness, rum adds complexity to the drinks.

However, not all pineapple rum cocktails are equally as refreshing and tasty as others.

To avoid disappointment, here are the best cocktails with rum and pineapple juice.

Top 15 Cocktails With Pineapple & Rum 

15. Rum Runner

Rum Runner on a Tiki Glass

This fruit-flavored rum cocktail drink is perfect for any occasion – with a combination of sweet and tangy flavors.

Prep/Total Time: 3m


  • 1oz light rum
  • 1oz dark/aged rum
  • 1oz banana liqueur
  • 0.5oz blackberry liqueur
  • 1oz juiced pineapple
  • juiced maraschino splash

Instructions: In your shaker, combine all the ingredients. Shake and strain into your chalice with ice. Top it with fruit slices and serve.

Serving: 1

14. Jungle Bird-Pineapple Rum Cocktail

Glass of Jungle Bird-Pineapple Rum Cocktail

This pineapple rum cocktail is sweet, refreshing, and fruity. The combination of flavors makes this drink recipe interesting.

Prep/Total Time: 5m


  • 1.5oz blackstrap rum
  • 0.75oz Campari
  • 1.5oz juiced pineapple
  • 0.5oz juiced lime
  • 0.5oz demerara syrup

Instructions: Mix the ingredients in your cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and wait for it to chill, then strain into your rocks goblet with ice.

Garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge if you like.

Serving: 1

13. Mai Tai-Pineapple Rum Cocktail

Glass of Mai Tai-Pineapple Rum Cocktail Drink

Made with rum, fresh juiced lime, and orgeat – the Mai Tai drink has been a favorite among cocktail lovers for decades.

Prep/Total Time: 5m


  • 1.5oz white rum
  • 0.75oz orange Curaçao
  • 0.75oz lime juice
  • 0.5oz orgeat
  • 0.5oz rum, dark

Instructions: In your shaker, combine white rum, lime, orgeat, and Curacao with crushed icicles. Shake gently for 3 seconds. Pour into your double rocks goblet and pour dark rum on top.

Serving: 1

12. Pineapple Daiquiri

Glass of Classic Pineapple Daiquiri Garnished with Lime

Pineapple Daiquiri is a cocktail drink made with rum, ideal for relaxation.

Prep/Total Time: 5m


  • 2 cups pineapple chunks, frozen
  • 6oz rum, light
  • 2oz simple syrup
  • freshly juiced lemon

Instructions: In your blender, shake the chunks, rum, and syrup. Pour into glasses and top it with lemon and pineapple slices.

Serving: 2

11. Blue Hawaiian-Pineapple Rum Cocktail

Glass of Rum and Pineapple Juice Cocktail on a Wooden Table

This cocktail drink is a classic example of a pineapple rum cocktail – easily recognizable due to its vibrant color.

Prep/Total Time: 5m


  • 1.5oz pineapple rum/white rum
  • 0.75oz Blue Curaçao
  • 2oz pineapple, juiced
  • 0.75oz Creme de Coconut
  • 0.5oz lemon, juiced

Instructions: Combine the ingredients in your shaker with icicles and shake until chilled. Pour into your goblet with icicles and garnish with maraschino cherries or pineapple slices.

Serving: 1

10. Pineapple Rum Punch Drink

Pineapple Rum Punch Cocktail Drink

This recipe is made with various fruit juices and rum – a perfect drink with a punch.

Prep/Total Time: 2h 5m


  • 16oz pineapple juice
  • 8oz juiced oranges
  • 8oz mango nectar
  • 8oz pineapple rum
  • 8oz rum, dark
  • 2.5oz grenadine

Instructions: Combine ingredients in your pitcher except grenadine, and store in the fridge until chilled. Stir to mix and pour into glasses. Splash grenadine over each goblet.

Serving: 6

9. Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cocktail

Hand Holding Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cocktail

This recipe has a layered effect similar to the look and flavor of a Pineapple Upside-Down Cocktail drink.

Prep/Total Time: 5m


  • Pomegranate syrup
  • 3oz juiced pineapples
  • 1.5oz cake-flavored rum
  • maraschino cherry

Instructions: In your chalice with ice, add pomegranate, rum, and juice. Stir and serve maraschino cherry.

Serving: 1

8. Bahama Mama-Pineapple Rum Cocktail

Glasses of Pineapple Bahama Mama Cocktail Drink

Bahama Mama drink is a classic pineapple rum cocktail, perfect for beating the heat.

Prep/Total Time: 5m


  • 2oz coco rum
  • 2oz oranges, juiced
  • 2oz juiced pineapples
  • 0.25oz strawberry syrup
  • 0.5oz dark rum

Instructions: Begin mixing the first three ingredients in your goblet with ice. Pour the syrup on the glass’s edges, followed by the dark rum on top for a layered effect.

Serving: 1

Read: Our Best Jungle Juice Recipe For A Party

7. Pineapple Mojito

Glass of Pineapple Mojito with Mint Leaves

This pineapple mojito recipe is a must-try drink for any tropical getaway. It has a tangy sweet flavor and a mint twist.

Prep/Total Time: 5m


  • 6 mint leaves (can add more mint)
  • 2oz white rum
  • 1oz lemon, juiced
  • 1oz juiced pineapples
  • 1oz simple syrup
  • 2-4oz club/lemon-lime soda or ginger ale)

Instructions: Muddle the mint leaves in your shaker, and add the ingredients over ice, except soda. Shake until chilled, strain into your goblet, and pour the club soda on top.

Serving: 1

6. Hurricane Cocktail

Putting Paper Parasol on a Glass of Hurricane Cocktail

This simple pineapple rum cocktail recipe mixing pineapple rum, oranges, and cocktail cherries creates a fun flavor drink with an uplifting effect.

Prep/Total Time: 5m


  • 2oz rum, light
  • 2oz dark rum
  • 1oz lemon, juiced
  • 1oz citrus juice
  • 0.5oz passion fruit puree
  • 0.5oz simple syrup
  • 1tsp raspberry syrup

Instructions: In your shaker, add light and dark rums, lemon and citrus juices, puree, and syrups. Shake until cold and strain in your hurricane goblet.

Serving: 1

5. Pineapple Margarita

Hand Holding Glass of Pineapple Margarita

Want simple and delicious pineapple rum cocktails? Make this pineapple rum cocktail drink for a perfect summer drink.

Prep/Total Time: 5m


  • Kosher salt
  • 1oz rum
  • 4oz juiced pineapples
  • 0.5oz triple sec (or any orange liqueur)
  • 0.25oz lemon juice

Instructions: Use Kosher salt to rim your glass and set it aside. Mix all the ingredients, shake thoroughly, and strain into your rimmed glass.

Serving: 1

4. Lava Flow Cocktail

Glasses of Lava Flow Cocktail Drink

Lava Flow is a sweet and fruity drink and one of the pineapple cocktails associated with Hawaii. The combination of flavor with a little punch is popular among resorts and bars.

Prep/Total Time: 5m


  • 8oz strawberries
  • 4oz light rum
  • medium banana
  • 2oz juiced pineapple
  • 2oz coconut milk

Instructions: Blend the rum and strawberries with ice. Next, blend the juice, banana, and coco milk. Pour the first mixture into two glasses, then layer it with the second mixture.

Serving: 2

“Rum and pineapple: a taste of tropical cocktail paradise.”

– Liquor Laboratory

3. Bahama Breeze Cocktail

Glass of Bahama Breeze Cocktail Drink

This pineapple rum cocktail will transport you to the tropical Caribbean island for its refreshing punch, flavor, and feel.

Prep/Total Time: 2m


  • 1oz juiced pineapples
  • 1oz juiced oranges
  • 0.5oz juiced lemon
  • 1tsp honey
  • 0.25oz creme de cassis
  • 0.5oz coconut rum
  • 1oz dark rum
  • 0.5oz peach schnapps
  • 0.5oz banana liqueur

Instructions: Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. You sip it directly on your goblet or through a straw.

Serving: 1

2. Piña Colada Cocktail

Piña Colada Cocktail Glass Drink Garnished with Cherry and Sliced of Pineapple

This pineapple rum cocktail suits any summer party. Like Piña Colada, Tiki drinks [1] are mostly associated with beaches, featuring a flavor combination of pineapple, rum, and coconut.

Prep/Total Time: 5m


  • 6oz white rum
  • 6oz cream of coconut
  • 6oz juiced pineapples
  • frozen pineapples, chunks
  • 4oz golden/añejo rum

Instructions: Add all the ingredients to your blender except for the gold rum and blend until smooth. Pour the mix into the glasses and add the gold rum over.

Serving: 4

1. Painkiller Cocktail

Bartender Making Painkiller Cocktail

Painkiller is a pineapple rum cocktail (cousin of Pina Colada) filled with tropical flavors – not too strong and with the right rum punch of alcohol.

“I lived on rum, I tell you. It’s been meat and drink, and man and wife, to me.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish Novelist

Prep/Total Time: 3m


  • 2oz dark/navy rum
  • 4oz juiced pineapples
  • 1oz juiced oranges
  • 1oz cream of coconut

Instructions: Mix rum [2], fruit juices, and coconut into your bar shaker over ice. Shake well and strain into your tall goblet with icicles.

Serving: 1

FAQs Related to Cocktails with Rum and Pineapple

What are some popular cocktails made with rum and pineapple?

Several popular cocktails combine rum and pineapple juice to create refreshing and tropical flavors. Some favorites include the Piña Colada, Bahama Mama, Painkiller, and Rum Punch.

What is a Piña Colada, and how is it made with rum and pineapple?

A Piña Colada is a classic cocktail made with rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice. It is typically blended with ice until smooth and served garnished with a pineapple wedge and cherry.

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of cocktails with rum and pineapple?

Yes, you can make non-alcoholic versions of cocktails with rum and pineapple by substituting rum with a non-alcoholic rum alternative or omitting it altogether. This creates a refreshing mocktail suitable for those abstaining from alcohol.

Are there any variations of cocktails with rum and pineapple?

Yes, there are several variations of cocktails with rum and pineapple that incorporate additional ingredients for added flavor complexity. For example, the Bahama Mama often includes dark rum, grenadine, and orange juice, while the Painkiller incorporates coconut cream and orange juice.

What types of rum pair well with pineapple juice in cocktails?

Light or white rum is commonly used in cocktails with pineapple juice due to its clean and versatile flavor profile. However, aged or spiced rums can also add depth and complexity to the drink, depending on personal preferences.

Can I use fresh pineapple juice in cocktails, or is canned juice acceptable?

Both fresh and canned pineapple juice can be used in cocktails, depending on availability and convenience. Fresh pineapple juice may offer a more vibrant and authentic flavor, while canned juice provides consistency and shelf stability.

On A Final Note

Now you have a handful of pineapple rum cocktails to try, perfect for occasions with the tropical concept. Know that rum and pineapple cocktails are sure crowd-pleasers.

Of course, you can’t go wrong with pineapple rum cocktails. You can opt for classic pineapple rum cocktail recipes like the Pineapple Rum Punch, Mai Tai, and Bahama Breeze.

Alternatively, you can opt for modern pineapple rum cocktail drinks like the Pineapple Margarita, Mojito, and Daiquiri [4].


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