Pineapple Collins Cocktail Drink

Pineapple Collins

Are you looking for a lively cocktail? This Pineapple Collins recipe is your answer! It’s a tasty drink, full of fresh stuff, and you can easily make it.

Pineapple Collins Recipe

Our Pineapple Collins recipe offers a tropical delight! The mix of Gin, pineapple juice, lemon juice, pineapple syrup and club soda makes it a fantastic cocktail choice for spring.

Prep time:

1 minute

Mixing time:

1 minute

Servings:

1

Calories:

194 kl

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Gin
  • oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz pineapple syrup
  • 3-4 oz club soda, to top up
  • Pineapple slice or lemon wheel, for garnish, optional

Equipment

  • Collins or Highball Glass
  • Measuring Jigger
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Stirrer or Bar Spoon

Instructions

  • Prep Glass: Fill a Collins glass with ice cubes. Give it a quick stir to chill well and set it aside.
  • Add Pineapple Syrup: Measure and pour ½ oz pineapple syrup into the shaker.
  • Add Lime Juice: Add 1 oz fresh lime juice.
  • Add Pineapple Juice: Add 1½ oz pineapple juice as well.
  • Add Gin: Finally, add 2 oz Gin to the mix.
  • Shake Well: Fill the shaker with ice, close it, and give it a good shake (10-15 seconds).
  • Strain: Take the Collins glass and use the cocktail strainer to remove any excess water inside. Add more ice if necessary and strain the drink from the shaker into the ice-filled glass.
  • Top up with Club Soda: Top-up with approx. 3-4 oz club soda and stir gently to combine.
  • Garnish: Finally, place a pineapple wedge or lemon wheel on the rim of the glass for garnish. Serve immediately.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Gin: If you're out of Gin, vodka is a good substitute that will keep the flavor profile the same. For a more tropical twist, try using rum instead - it pairs very well with pineapple!
  • Fresh Lime Juice: If fresh limes aren't available, bottled lime juice can work in a pinch, though it may slightly affect the freshness of the taste. Another option is to use fresh lemon juice for a slightly different citrus kick.
  • Pineapple Syrup: Agave nectar or honey syrup (2 parts honey to 1 part warm water) can be used as natural sweeteners if you don't have pineapple For a fruitier twist, you can try using another syrup, such as a mango or a coconut flavored one.
  • Pineapple Juice: If you don't have pineapple juice, muddle fresh chunks at the bottom of your shaker before adding the other ingredients. Just make sure to remove the peel before and use a fine strainer when serving the drink to prevent any pulp from falling into the glass.
  • Club Soda: For a spicier and sweeter twist, you can use ginger beer or ginger ale instead of soda water.

Making a Pitcher of Pineapple Collins:

  • Scale: To make a pitcher that serves 8, multiply all the ingredients by 8. That would be 16 oz of Gin, 12 oz of pineapple juice, 8 oz of fresh lime juice, and 4 oz of pineapple syrup
  • Mix: In a large pitcher, combine the Gin, fresh lime juice, pineapple syrup, and pineapple juice. Add ice and stir well.
  • Serve: Strain to remove the ice, pour into ice-filled Collins glasses and top up with a dash of club soda. Garnish each glass with a pineapple slice of lime wheel and serve immediately. If you have some leftovers, be sure to keep it in the fridge (make sure no ice cubes are left inside) in an airtight container.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • Gin Substitute: Use a non-alcoholic gin substitute for a similar flavor without the alcohol.
  • Proceed As Usual: Use this non-alcoholic substitute instead of the regular ingredient, follow the original steps, and enjoy a non-alcoholic version.

Making it Vegan:

The Pineapple Collins cocktail is naturally vegan as it doesn't contain any animal products. Most spirits, including gin, are vegan-friendly. Just ensure your syrup is vegan (some sugars are processed over bone char) or use agave nectar as a substitute. With this minor adjustment, you can follow the original steps and enjoy a vegan Pineapple Collins.

Nutrition Facts

Calories
194
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.1
g
0
%
Sodium
 
21
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
10
g
3
%
Fiber
 
0.2
g
1
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Potassium
 
110
mg
3
%
Protein
 
0.4
g
1
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.03
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.01
g
Vitamin A
 
16
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
13
mg
16
%
Calcium
 
14
mg
1
%
Iron
 
0.2
mg
1
%

 

Pineapple Collins Cocktail Drink

Pineapple Collins Recipe

Gavin Wrigley Written by Gavin Wrigley
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Our Pineapple Collins recipe offers a tropical delight! The mix of Gin, pineapple juice, lemon juice, pineapple syrup and club soda makes it a fantastic cocktail choice for spring.
Prep time: 1 minute
Mixing time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
Calories: 194

Ingredients
 

  • 2 oz Gin
  • oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz pineapple syrup
  • 3-4 oz club soda - to top up
  • Pineapple slice or lemon wheel - for garnish, optional

Equipment

  • Collins or Highball Glass
  • Measuring Jigger
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Stirrer or Bar Spoon

Instructions

  • Prep Glass: Fill a Collins glass with ice cubes. Give it a quick stir to chill well and set it aside.
  • Add Pineapple Syrup: Measure and pour ½ oz pineapple syrup into the shaker.
  • Add Lime Juice: Add 1 oz fresh lime juice.
  • Add Pineapple Juice: Add 1½ oz pineapple juice as well.
  • Add Gin: Finally, add 2 oz Gin to the mix.
  • Shake Well: Fill the shaker with ice, close it, and give it a good shake (10-15 seconds).
  • Strain: Take the Collins glass and use the cocktail strainer to remove any excess water inside. Add more ice if necessary and strain the drink from the shaker into the ice-filled glass.
  • Top up with Club Soda: Top-up with approx. 3-4 oz club soda and stir gently to combine.
  • Garnish: Finally, place a pineapple wedge or lemon wheel on the rim of the glass for garnish. Serve immediately.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Gin: If you're out of Gin, vodka is a good substitute that will keep the flavor profile the same. For a more tropical twist, try using rum instead - it pairs very well with pineapple!
  • Fresh Lime Juice: If fresh limes aren't available, bottled lime juice can work in a pinch, though it may slightly affect the freshness of the taste. Another option is to use fresh lemon juice for a slightly different citrus kick.
  • Pineapple Syrup: Agave nectar or honey syrup (2 parts honey to 1 part warm water) can be used as natural sweeteners if you don't have pineapple For a fruitier twist, you can try using another syrup, such as a mango or a coconut flavored one.
  • Pineapple Juice: If you don't have pineapple juice, muddle fresh chunks at the bottom of your shaker before adding the other ingredients. Just make sure to remove the peel before and use a fine strainer when serving the drink to prevent any pulp from falling into the glass.
  • Club Soda: For a spicier and sweeter twist, you can use ginger beer or ginger ale instead of soda water.

Making a Pitcher of Pineapple Collins:

  • Scale: To make a pitcher that serves 8, multiply all the ingredients by 8. That would be 16 oz of Gin, 12 oz of pineapple juice, 8 oz of fresh lime juice, and 4 oz of pineapple syrup
  • Mix: In a large pitcher, combine the Gin, fresh lime juice, pineapple syrup, and pineapple juice. Add ice and stir well.
  • Serve: Strain to remove the ice, pour into ice-filled Collins glasses and top up with a dash of club soda. Garnish each glass with a pineapple slice of lime wheel and serve immediately. If you have some leftovers, be sure to keep it in the fridge (make sure no ice cubes are left inside) in an airtight container.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • Gin Substitute: Use a non-alcoholic gin substitute for a similar flavor without the alcohol.
  • Proceed As Usual: Use this non-alcoholic substitute instead of the regular ingredient, follow the original steps, and enjoy a non-alcoholic version.

Making it Vegan:

The Pineapple Collins cocktail is naturally vegan as it doesn't contain any animal products. Most spirits, including gin, are vegan-friendly. Just ensure your syrup is vegan (some sugars are processed over bone char) or use agave nectar as a substitute. With this minor adjustment, you can follow the original steps and enjoy a vegan Pineapple Collins.

What is a Pineapple Collins?

The Pineapple Collins is a variant of the classic Tom Collins cocktail. The main difference lies in substituting traditional lemon juice with lime and pineapple juice and the simple syrup with pineapple syrup for an added layer of flavor. That’s what gives this version its unique sweet and tangy flavor profile.

A side shot of a Pineapple Collins cocktail in a highball glass on a wooden tray placed on a wooden table surrounded by a white cloth and a bowl with pineapple slices and lime slices

What is a Pineapple Collins made of – The ingredients

These are the ingredients you need to create a Pineapple Collins:

  • Pineapple Juice: Add a tropical, sweet, tangy flavor to the cocktail.
  • Fresh Lime Juice: Balances the sweetness of the pineapple with its tartness.
  • Pineapple Syrup: Sweetens the drink and helps blend the flavors.
  • Gin: Provides the alcoholic base, its botanicals complementing the fruitiness.
  • Club Soda: Adds carbonation to lighten the cocktail and give it a refreshing fizz.
  • Pineapple Wedge and Lime Wheel (for garnish): Enhances presentation and adds a hint of extra flavor when sipped.

Gin, lime juice, pineapple juice, pineapple syrup, club soda, pineapple and lime laid out on a white bar table

How do you make a Pineapple Collins?

Get to know how to prepare a Pineapple Collins with our simple steps:

1
<p>Begin by preparing your glass: Fill a Collins glass with ice cubes and stir the ice briefly to chill the glass thoroughly, ensuring your cocktail stays cold for longer. Set the glass aside while you prepare the rest of the drink.</p>

Begin by preparing your glass: Fill a Collins glass with ice cubes and stir the ice briefly to chill the glass thoroughly, ensuring your cocktail stays cold for longer. Set the glass aside while you prepare the rest of the drink.

2
<p>In your cocktail shaker, start by measuring and pouring ½ ounce of pineapple syrup. This will add a sweet and tropical base to your cocktail.</p>

In your cocktail shaker, start by measuring and pouring ½ ounce of pineapple syrup. This will add a sweet and tropical base to your cocktail.

3
<p>Next, add 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice to the shaker. The lime juice will provide a refreshing and tangy balance to the sweetness of the pineapple syrup.</p>

Next, add 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice to the shaker. The lime juice will provide a refreshing and tangy balance to the sweetness of the pineapple syrup.

4
<p>Follow this by adding 1 ½ ounces of pineapple juice. This layer of pineapple juice enhances the tropical flavor and gives the drink a lovely, fruity depth.</p>

Follow this by adding 1 ½ ounces of pineapple juice. This layer of pineapple juice enhances the tropical flavor and gives the drink a lovely, fruity depth.

5
<p>Now, measure and pour 2 ounces of Gin into the shaker. The Gin serves as the foundation of the cocktail, adding a botanical complexity that complements the fruit flavors. It is also a key ingredient in every “Collins” drink.</p>

Now, measure and pour 2 ounces of Gin into the shaker. The Gin serves as the foundation of the cocktail, adding a botanical complexity that complements the fruit flavors. It is also a key ingredient in every “Collins” drink.

6
<p>Fill the shaker with ice cubes. </p>

Fill the shaker with ice cubes.

7
<p>Secure the shaker and shake the ingredients vigorously for about 10-15 seconds until well combined and chilled.</p>

Secure the shaker and shake the ingredients vigorously for about 10-15 seconds until well combined and chilled.

8
<p>Take the Collins glass and use the cocktail strainer to remove any excess water inside. If needed, add fresh ice to the glass. You can also discard the ice inside the Collins glass and simply refill it with fresh, new ice cubes. Using a cocktail strainer, strain the shaken mixture into the prepared Collins glass.</p>

Take the Collins glass and use the cocktail strainer to remove any excess water inside. If needed, add fresh ice to the glass. You can also discard the ice inside the Collins glass and simply refill it with fresh, new ice cubes. Using a cocktail strainer, strain the shaken mixture into the prepared Collins glass.

9
<p>Top up the drink with soda water, adding approximately 1-2 ounces depending on your taste and the size of the glass. The soda water will add a refreshing effervescence to the cocktail.</p>

Top up the drink with soda water, adding approximately 1-2 ounces depending on your taste and the size of the glass. The soda water will add a refreshing effervescence to the cocktail.

10
<p>Stir gently with a bar spoon to combine the ingredients.</p>

Stir gently with a bar spoon to combine the ingredients.

11
<p>For the final touch, garnish your Pineapple Collins with a wedge of pineapple or a lemon wheel on the rim of the glass. This not only adds a decorative element but also a hint of fresh aroma.</p>

For the final touch, garnish your Pineapple Collins with a wedge of pineapple or a lemon wheel on the rim of the glass. This not only adds a decorative element but also a hint of fresh aroma.

A Pineapple Collins cocktail, shot form above, in a highball glass on a beige surface surrounded by Gin, lime juice, pineapple juice, pineapple syrup, club soda, pineapple and lime

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FAQ

How many calories does a Pineapple Collins contain?
A standard serving of Pineapple Collins contains approximately 200-250 calories. However, this can vary depending on the specific ingredients used and their quantities.
How strong is a Pineapple Collins cocktail?
The strength of a Pineapple Collins cocktail typically ranges from 10-15% ABV (Alcohol By Volume), which translates to 20-30 proof. This makes it a relatively light cocktail.
What type of alcohol is used in Pineapple Collins?
The primary alcohol used in Pineapple Collins is Gin. The unique botanicals in Gin complement the tropical flavor of pineapple perfectly, creating a refreshing and balanced cocktail.
In what type of glass is Pineapple Collins served?
Traditionally, Pineapple Collins is served in a highball or Collins glass. These tall glasses allow plenty of ice and mixers, enhancing the drinking experience.
What does a Pineapple Collins taste like?
A Pineapple Collins offers a delightful blend of sweet, sour, and botanical flavors. The sweetness of the pineapple juice contrasts beautifully with the tartness of the lime juice and the bitterness of the Gin, resulting in a refreshing and well-rounded cocktail.
How is Pineapple Collins served concerning ice?
A Pineapple Collins is usually served over ice - often called "on the rocks." This keeps the drink chilled and helps dilute the cocktail slightly, making it more palatable.
Can I make a Pineapple Collins without Gin?
You can substitute the Gin with vodka or rum for a different flavor profile. However, remember that this will alter the traditional taste of Pineapple Collins.

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