pineapple gin and tonic cocktail

Easy Pineapple Gin and Tonic Cocktail Recipe

The simple and delicious Pineapple Gin and Tonic is perfect if you love this classic gin cocktail with a tropical twist!

The Pineapple Gin & Tonic

Warm weather is finally here and if you’re ready for the refreshing and fruity cocktails, then I’ve got the summery cocktail for you, the Pineapple Gin and Tonic! I love a pineapple cocktail and this twist on the traditional g&t is no exception.  Made with only four ingredients – gin, pineapple juice, tonic water, lime juice and topped with bitters, this cocktail recipe is as easy as it is tasty.

Sip it poolside or drink it for your next happy hour as you enjoy the longer days and gorgeous sunsets. P.S heading somewhere for spring break? This cocktail will be the perfect companion because it’s SO easy to make.

pineapple gin and tonic cocktail

How to Level Up Your Gin and Tonic

If you’re a gin and tonic lover like myself but looking to sip something that feels a little more like Spring, then you’ll love the Pineapple Gin and Tonic! It’s crafted with just a few more ingredients than your traditional G&T but bursting with fresh, fruity, and delicious flavors.

For this recipe, I added fresh pineapple juice and bitters to give this classic cocktail more depth, color, and flavor. Simply add the ingredients in and stir it up for a quick and easy cocktail that can be enjoyed in a few minutes. 

Ingredients for the Pineapple Gin and Tonic

For a simple yet delicious cocktail, give the Pineapple Gin and Tonic a try! 

  • Gin: You’ll want to choose a good gin for this cocktail because the gin really shines. I like a botanical-tasting gin like Hendrick’s Gin or The Botanist. Dry gin works as well. 
  • Pineapple juice: Fresh or store-bought pineapple juice works in this recipe. If you’re juicing your own pineapple make sure you choose a ripe pineapple, so the sweetness is just right. Orange juice would be a good substitution 
  • Tonic water: for an effervescent finish, add some tonic water. I used Fever Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water. You can replace with club soda and a touch of simple syrup if you don’t have tonic on hand.
  • Lime juice: Fresh lime juice is always best, but bottled lime juice or lemon juice would work as well!
  • Bitters: This is optional but I love to top this cocktail with a few dashes of bitters to enhance the pineapple flavor. I used Peychaud’s Bitters which has a light and delicate flavor.
  • Lime wedge and pineapple: Garnish this fun mixed drink with a lime slice, pineapple slice, and a pineapple leave for a tropical touch. Fresh herbs would also be a great garnish for this cocktail.
pineapple gin and tonic cocktail

How to Make the Pineapple Gin and Tonic Cocktail

This recipe could not be easier! In three, simple steps you’ll take your G&T from bland to grand by adding some fresh and exciting ingredients.

Start by filling a collins glass with ice cubes (you can check out my favorite cocktail glasses here). Then add your preferred gin, pineapple juice, tonic water and a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and stir together with a bar spoon. For the last step, top your mixed drink with a few dashes of bitters (I used Peychaud’s Bitters for this recipe) and garnish with a lime wheel and pineapple slice, if desired. Cheers!

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pineapple gin and tonic cocktail

Pineapple Gin & Tonic

The Pineapple Gin and Tonic is a refreshing libation made gin, tonic water, pineapple juice, lime and bitters for an elevated g&t.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1



  • 2 oz gin
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 4 oz tonic water
  • 2 dashes bitters (I used Peychaud’s)
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • Lime slices optional for garnish
  • Pineapple optional for garnish


  • Fill a collins glass with ice.
  • Add gin, pineapple juice, tonic water, and lime juice and stir to combine.
  • Top with 2 dashes of bitters. If desired, garnish with a lime slice, pineapple slice and pineapple frond.


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