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Easy Pineapple Screwdrivers Cocktail Recipe

Give your classic Screwdriver a tropical twist with this Pineapple Screwdriver cocktail. Featuring fresh pineapple, quality vodka, and refreshing orange juice, this concoction is a little bit of sunshine in a glass. Whether you’re lounging poolside or hosting a brunch, this vibrant and flavorful drink is sure to refresh and delight. Today I’ve got a fun and yummy recipe for pineapple screwdrivers that will make your brunch that much more amazing!

Easy Pineapple Screwdrivers Cocktail Recipe


Q: Can I use canned pineapple?
A: Yes, but fresh pineapple is ideal for the best flavor and presentation. If you use canned pineapple, make sure it’s packed in juice and not in syrup to avoid adding extra sugar.

Q: Can I use a different alcohol than vodka?
A: Absolutely! You could swap the vodka for rum for a more tropical vibe, or even gin for a more floral note.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Quality Matters: Use a good quality vodka and freshly squeezed orange juice for the best flavor.
  2. Chill Out: Make sure all ingredients are well-chilled before mixing to serve the drink nice and cold.


  1. Spice It Up: Add a dash of hot sauce or a slice of jalapeno for a spicy kick.
  2. Herbal Touch: Add a sprig of mint or basil for a fresh herbal note.

Easy Pineapple Screwdrivers Cocktail Recipe

Where to Serve

These Pineapple Screwdrivers are perfect for pool parties, summer barbecues, or a fun brunch. They also make a great beach or tropical themed cocktail.


Since this cocktail is best served fresh and cold, it’s not recommended to store it for later.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

Problem: The cocktail is too strong.
Solution: Adjust the ratio of vodka to juice to suit your preference. You can always add more juice if it’s too strong.

Problem: The cocktail is too sweet.
Solution: Ensure you’re using unsweetened pineapple and freshly squeezed orange juice, which are less sweet than their canned or bottled counterparts.

Easy Pineapple Screwdrivers Cocktail Recipe

As many already know a screwdriver is a simple yet refreshing drink made from Vodka and Orange Juice. It takes no time at all from bottle to glass, and the ingredients are easy to come by. This one adds a bit of a tropical twist with the pineapple juice!

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Topping Options

  1. Garnish: A wedge of fresh pineapple or a twisted orange peel makes a beautiful and tasty garnish.
  2. Rim: Rim the glass with a mix of sugar and shredded coconut for an extra tropical touch.

Easy Pineapple Screwdrivers Cocktail Recipe

By utilizing simple unflavored vodka, orange juice and adding in some sweet pineapple, I made a screwdriver that was just like an old favorite but with a more modern twist. 

Why This Recipe Works

The Pineapple Screwdriver is a hit because it’s simple, refreshing, and full of tropical flavor. The combination of sweet pineapple, tart orange juice, and smooth vodka is both balanced and enticing. Its vibrant look and tantalizing taste make it a perfect choice for any summer occasion.

What are some more fun pineapple drinks?

If you are looking for more fun cocktails be sure to check this comprehensive list 40+ Easy Mixed Drinks That You Can Make At Home!

Pineapple Screwdrivers
Yield: 1 Cocktail

Pineapple Screwdrivers

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A super fun island twist on the classic screwdriver drink. Perfect for brunches or breakfast!


  • Ice
  • 2 slices fresh pineapple (divided)
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 3-4 oz orange juice (depending on glass)


  1. In glass of choice muddle one slice of pineapple until crushed.
  2. Add ice and vodka.
  3. Then fill the rest of the glass with orange juice.
  4. Garnish with second slice of pineapple.
  5. Enjoy!

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