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Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shot

The pineapple upside down cake shot is a simple, 3-ingredient shot that tastes just like the popular dessert.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake shot
Servings: 1
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Heather


  • cocktail shaker


  • ice for shaker
  • 1 oz vanilla vodka or plain vodka
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/4 oz grenadine
  • optional: maraschino cherries for garnish


  • Place ice in cocktail shaker.
  • Pour vodka and pineapple juice in the shaker over the ice.
  • Place lid on shaker and shake for 20-30 seconds.
  • Pour into shot glass. Slowly pour the grenadine down the side of the shot glass.
  • Optional, top with maraschino cherry.



  • Use a tall shot glass for this recipe. It helps show off the layers.
  • Be sure to slowly pour in the grenadine down the side of the glass so that you get the layered effect.
  • For a more tropical flavor, try substituting vanilla vodka with Malibu rum.
  • This can also be made into a cocktail drink. Use 3-4 ounces of vanilla vodka , 3-4 ounces of pineapple juice and then 1/2 ounce grenadine. Pour into a glass filled with ice to serve.


Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg