This Skinny Pineapple Martini recipe is light, refreshing, and tastes just like a ripe fresh pineapple! This cocktail recipe uses a sugar-free simple syrup and a pineapple puree instead of a liqueur, making it lower calorie, lower in carbs (not keto), with no added sugar. 🙂
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"Wow! I know there aren't many steps or ingredients to this pineapple martini but the flavor really is spot on. I'm looking forward to sitting outside soaking up the sun with this amazing martini in my hand!"
I love pineapple, so creating a tasty pineapple martini skinny version was a must. We don't always equate light and "healthy" or "skinny" recipes with things that taste good. Not true with this martini - it tastes AMAZING!
This is a "skinny" martini recipe, meaning we used fresh fruit to add sweetness and added no sugar. Instead, we created a sugar-free simple syrup to keep the sugar at a minimum.
- This pineapple martini has no added sugar. We used fresh pineapple to avoid adding any unnatural sugars.
- No liqueur was used which usually adds a lot of sugar (and calories) to cocktails. Typical martini recipes use canned juices or high sugar liqueurs.
🍍 Ingredients and Equipment
Here are the ingredients and equipment you will need to make this Pineapple Martini Recipe:
- Pineapple Vodka
- Vanilla Vodka
- Pineapple Puree - see recipe in the FAQs section below.
- Simple Syrup - once I made my own simple syrup and found out just how easy it is I actually prefer to do it! See the simple syrup recipe in the FAQs section at the bottom of the page. If you prefer to use your own store bought syrup please feel free!
- Fresh Lemon- save some of the rind to use as a garnish if you'd like.
- Fresh Pineapple - you will get the best flavor when you use a ripe, fresh fruit. You could also use pre-cut fresh pineaple from youro local grocery store to cut down preptime if youd like.
Be sure to see the recipe card below for ingredient quantities and full instructions!
Equipment and tools needed to make this Pineapple Vodka Martini recipe:
- Blender - for making pineapple puree
- Small Cutting Board
- Small knife
- Cocktail Shaker
- Martini Glass
- Cocktail Skewers - for the garnishing with pineapple or lemon tweel.
Here's how to make a pineapple martini skinny:
For complete instructions, please see the printable recipe card below.
Prepare your pineapple puree and simple syrup ahead of time for your martini. I would suggest making them fresh the day of for the best flavor but can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Add ice to your cocktail shaker. Next, add the vodkas, pineapple puree, simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice.
Cover the shaker and shake your martini until well chilled.
Using the cocktail strainer, pour the liquid into your prepared martini glass and adjust your ingredients to your liking.
Garnish with either the pineapple, tweel of lemon, or your preferred garnish.
Check out our How To Serve section above for more ways to serve this cocktail recipe.
🍸 How To Serve
Here are some ways to "mix up" your pineapple martini to make it even more festive and fun:
- I personally get more excited about what I am drinking by how it looks. I enjoy adding a garnish to my martinis and cocktails. For this recipe I would highly suggest cutting a piece of pineapple with the rind on and slicing it so it rests on the rim of your glass.
- If you are feeling like you want a little "extra" garnish you could toast some coconut in your air fryer and rim your martini glass with that as well. Tip: after dipping your rim in the syrup or water and then into the coconut place your martini glass in the freezer to set while you prepare your cocktail so it doesnt run down the glass!
Here are a few ways you can vary or make substitutions to your pineapple martini:
- Not everyone likes to use sugar alternatives so feel free to use regular granulated sugar in its place.
- Use lime juice instead of lemon juice.
- Add additional fresh fruits that pair with pineapple well. I love pineapple and mango together, which go great together in this recipe as well!
- Fresh mint can be added to your shaker for another level of flavor profile to your martini. It makes a beautiful garnish too!
- If you use mango in your martini, you could add a mango tweel in place of a lemon tweel for additional color!
- Having a hard time finding fresh pineapple? Use canned pineapple in sugar-free pineapple juice in this recipe. You can add the pineapple juice to the puree to heighten the flavor.
💭 Top Tips
- Tips to picking a fresh pineapple is to smell the bottom of the fruit and the stronger the smell of pineapple the better! Also pick one that feels heavy and not light and hollow. Green leaves and a firm shell are key. It should have a small amount of give when pressed not too much.
- Adjust the amount of alcohol in this recipe to your liking. If you don't like a strong martini consider lessening the amount you add.
- While using fresh pineapple is best in making your puree, it might not be easily accessible in your area. Use a canned option that doesnt use heavy syrup. Try getting one that uses pineapple juice and consider adding some of the pineapple juice into your puree to increase the pineapple flavor!
How do I make simple syrup?
Here's how to make it:
- Add 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar substitute (with a 1:1 sugar ratio), to a small saucepan.
- Heat over low heat stirring frequently until sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
- NOTE: Some sugar substitutes don't need heat to dissolve. Test yours in water before heating.
How do I make pineapple puree?
In a blender, add 10 ounces of fresh pineapple and 2 ounces of water (4 tablespoons). Blend in a blender to puree and combine. Using a sieve over a medium mixing bowl, strain the liquids from the solids.
This makes approximately 9 ounces of pineapple puree. Tip! Freeze in 1.5-ounce portions for later use! (I used an ice cube tray with slightly larger than standard ice cube cavities.) You can also halve the puree, but whatever you don't use can be frozen for later, so why not make it all?
Can I use frozen pineapple?
Yes, but I would suggest using canned pineapple first over frozen pineapple. Frozen pineapple doesn't have as much flavor as fresh and doesn't have the same taste once finished.
Can I make this ahead of time?
Absolutely! If you want to make this for a larger party, I suggest preparing this up to 2 days ahead of time for best freshness and keeping it in the refrigerator until served. Make sure to stir before serving.
How do you hollow out a pineapple for drinks?
This is such a fun idea to do for parties! All you have to do is take a knife and cut around the edge of the pineapple (about half an inch from the edge) all the way around. Then cut the middle part into four parts by cutting into an X. Use a large spoon to scoop out the pineapple. Use the pineapple to make the fresh puree in this recipe, but remember to remove the core! Then serve your martini right in the pineapple!
✔️ More Cocktail Recipes
If you are looking for more skinny cocktail recipes, check these out:
- Skinny Strawberry Martini
- Skinny Peach Martini
- Passion Fruit Martini
- Skinny Lemon Mojito
- Irish Mule Cocktail Recipe
- Cranberry Mojito
- Irish Cream Recipe (Sugar Free Keto Cocktail)
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Pineapple Martini (Skinny)
- 2 ounces pineapple vodka
- 1 ounce vanilla vodka
- 1½ ounces pineapple puree (see notes below)
- 1 ounce simple syrup (see notes below)
- ¼ to ½ lemon (cut into wedges, squeezed; add to taste)
- Add ice, both vodka, pineapple juice, syrup, and fresh lemon juice to the cocktail shaker.
- Cover and shake well until chilled.
- Using a cocktail strainer, pour liquid into a martini glass and adjust ingredients to your liking.
- Garnish with fresh pineapple or a twist of lemon peel.
- Don't miss all of our helpful hints, substitution ideas, cooking tips, and other delicious recipes that can be found in our post. Check it out!
- SUBSTITUTIONS: You may substitute a different flavored vodka to create your own martini combinations! You can substitute pineapple juice for fresh puree but it won't have the same fresh taste.
- TOP TIPS: Adjust any ingredients to your tastes (whether sweet or alcohol). If you can find fresh ingredients for puree, your flavor will be much more vibrant than a frozen product.
- Add 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar substitute (with a 1:1 sugar ratio) to a small saucepan.
- Heat on low stirring frequently until sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
- NOTE: Some sugar substitutes don't need heat and dissolve. Stir yours into the water first to check and see!
Pineapple PureeThis makes approximately 9 ounces of fresh pineapple juice. You are welcome to half this recipe or freeze what you don't use.
- In a blender, add 10 ounces of fresh pineapple and 2 ounces of water (4 tablespoons).
- Blend until smooth.
- Strain over a medium mixing bowl to catch any remaining solids.
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