Pineapple Shooter

Pineapple Shooter – The Perfect Summertime Shot

Saturday night calls for something special and sweet – the Pineapple Shooter recipe is perfect for the occasion!

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The Pineapple Shooter recipe post was made in partnership with Romana Sambuca. Recipe and ideas are my own.

Summertime shots anyone? When it’s finally the weekend and it’s summer, that calls for something extra special! I’m talking about Pineapple Shooters! Mix them up with a twist by combining refreshing pineapple juice, sweet grenadine, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and Romana Sambuca!

Pineapple Shooter

How to Make the Pineapple Shooter

This shot recipe may be one of the simplest (and prettiest) to make. All you have to do is add Romana Sambuca, pineapple juice, and a squeeze of juice from a lemon wedge into a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake until the outside is chilled. Strain the mixture into two shot glasses and slowly top with a dash of grenadine. I like to use a spoon for this part because it allows for a slower drip. The grenadine will begin to infuse at the bottom and create a gorgeous blend of colors fading from yellow, orange, to red. Don’t forget to top your shot with a pineapple wedge to bring everything together!

Share with a friend and either sip to really enjoy the full recipe or shoot it for a tasty blend of flavors all at once. Pro-tip: If you don’t have grenadine, you can substitute it with cranberry juice or pomegranate juice for the same mirage of gorgeous colors.

Ingredients for the Pineapple Shooter

Grab these ingredients for a simple, yet special shot!

  • Romana Sambuca: This specialty Italian liqueur is the base of the shot. It brings a unique flavor and hint of sweetness to the recipe.
  • Pineapple Juice: Pineapple adds tropical notes to the shot. Make sure to grab 100% juice.
  • Lemon: Fresh lemon juice adds tartness and brightness. Lime would work well as a replacement.
  • Grenadine: Homemade grenadine adds a beautiful layered effect to the recipe. It can be eliminated or replaced with pomegranate or cranberry juice.

What’s Romana Sambuca?

Romana Sambuca is a specialty Italian liqueur infused with hints of elder bush and anise. It has earthy notes from the combination of herbs and spices but finishes with a lightly sweetened taste. It blends perfectly with most mixed drinks because it adds such a unique flavor. But don’t be fooled, this liqueur is 84 proof, so it packs a bit of a punch! What I love about Romana Sambuca in this Pineapple Shooter recipe is the balance of sweet, citrus, and earthy flavors which creates an exciting shot with bright fruit and citrus flavors.

And Romana Sambuca is seriously so versatile! You can add it in a coffee cocktail like the Spiced Iced Latte or you can mix it with some fruit juice to create the Bitter Citrus Shooter for a refreshing shot like this Pineapple Shooter!

Check here to see if you can get it delivered to your doorstep and grab some friends to shake up some of these Pineapple Shooters with, for an elevated shot that everyone can enjoy! Cheers and drink responsibly!

Pineapple Shooter

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If you make this recipe, make sure to tag me on Instagram! And Let me know what you think in a comment below!

Pineapple Shooter

The Pineapple Shooter is the perfect shot made with Romana Sambuca, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and grenadine!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: citrus shots, shooters, shot
Yield: 2


  • Cocktail shaker
  • Strainer
  • Shot glasses
  • Bar spoon


  • 4 oz Romana Sambuca
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • Lemon wedge
  • Grenadine
  • Garnish: Pineapple slices


  • Add Romana Sambuca, pineapple juice, and juice of a lemon wedge to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
  • Strain into 2 shot glasses.
  • Slowly add a dash of grenadine to each glass. Serve with a pineapple slice and enjoy!

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