Sands of Summer Cocktail {with grapefruit vodka}

The heat of summer calls for a refreshing cocktail. And that’s exactly what we have for you with this pineapple ginger cocktail. It’s sweet like the pineapple vodka cocktail. And it has a ginger beer kick like the pear ginger cocktail.

pineapple ginger cocktail

I’ve been slowly working on the recipe for this pineapple ginger cocktail since last summer. I first made it with orange vodka and no bitters. I never got around to posting it for some reason. So this summer, I started working on it again.

ginger beer cocktail

I switched the vodka to ABSOLUT Ruby Red Vodka. It has a nice zesty grapefruit flavor that is good for mixed drinks. It was used before in the Citrus Champagne Punch. It’s also good in the grapefruit cocktails that call for vodka.

grapefruit vodka cocktail ingredients

I also decided to add some bitters to the mix since I had recently picked up a bottle of Bittermens Boston Bittahs. It’s a combination of citrus and chamomile that screams summer. Just like this pineapple ginger cocktail.

boston bittahs

I even changed the name I had for the drink. I’m now calling it the “Sands of Summer Cocktail” because I want to drink it on the beach. But then again, I want to drink all of my cocktail recipes on the beach.

pineapple ginger cocktail recipe

Oh, and for the ginger beer… I recommend Fever Tree ginger beer. It has a really good ginger kick and is made with all natural ingredients. It’s also really good in a Moscow Mule. And in an ABSOLUT Hibiskus Vodka Cocktail.

pineapple cocktail

Sands of Summer Cocktail {with grapefruit vodka}
How to make a pineapple ginger cocktail that screams summer!
Serves: 1
  • 1½ ounces grapefruit vodka
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur
  • Bittermens Boston Bittahs to taste
  • Ginger beer
  • Ice
  • Grapefruit mint sprig for garnish
  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into an ice filled collins glass.
  3. Top with ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of grapefruit mint.



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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she works at DEATH & TAXES (a bar) and midtown eats (a restaurant) in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found working out, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.
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