Pineapple upside-down cake

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If you got here because you were searching for a recipe for pineapple upside-down cake, you came to the right place. Or not. Below is a recipe for pineapple upside-down cake but it isn’t a cake-cake. Rather, it is a cocktail drink. Why it has the name of a real cake, I have no idea.

I found a very interesting (and useful) infographic on Pinterest containing a list of “30 Shots” and we tried making some of them — with a few tweaks here and there if we don’t have the exact ingredients. Funny that this drink should be included in a list of shots when it is properly a shooter rather than a shot (read the difference between a shooter and shot).

The original recipe for pineapple upside-down cake, the cocktail, per the infographic, calls for vanilla vodka which we didn’t have so we used good ole plain vodka instead. I don’t know how much difference it would make, in terms of flavor and aroma, if this drink were made with vanilla vodka but our version turned out great just the same.

Pineapple upside-down cake
Prep Time
1 min
Total Time
1 min
Servings: 1
Author: CASA Veneracion
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/4 oz grenadine
  1. This pineapple upside-down cake is a layered drink which means the ingredients are poured into the glass according to their specific gravity (read about layered drinks and specific gravity).
  2. Pour the grenadine into a shot glass, followed by the pineapple juice and, finally, the vodka.
  3. This is a shooter so drink the contents of the glass in one go to properly appreciate the mix of flavors.
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