Pineapple Punch with Ginger Beer
If you’re in need of a crowd-friendly cocktail (with a spicy ginger kick) to sip on this weekend, I’ve got you covered. Add a couple of these wild rice veggie burgers, southwest burgers, or my everyday chicken marinade into the mix and you’ve got a party.
This pineapple punch recipe is festive, fizzy, and easy to throw together. The ingredients are very straight-forward: pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice, rum, and ginger beer. If you love citrus-packed cocktails or any type of cocktails made with ginger beer, you will love this drink!
I’ve always gravitated towards lower alcohol cocktails made with citrus or tart fruits, as evidenced by last year’s kombucharita punch. Add ginger beer into the mix and I’m sold.
These types of drinks are always refreshing and often pair well with many different types of foods, which is a top priority for me.
Ginger Beer Recommendations:
It is best to seek out a high-quality ginger beer for this cocktail. Many ginger beers are all sugar and contain little to no real ginger. It kind of defeats the point, right? Ginger beer should taste like freshly juiced ginger.
My brand of choice is Fever Tree, which makes an incredible natural ginger beer that is very low in sugar. It comes in convenient larger size bottles (you’ll need 32 ounces, or two 16.9 ounce bottles, for this recipe!), is reasonably priced, and packs a spicy ginger punch.
Fever Tree ginger beer is available at most grocery and beverage stores, and I’ve even found it in the aisles of World Market. If you still can’t find it, you can even order it on Amazon for a reasonable price! If you’re looking for other ginger beer recommendations, here’s another great resource for ideas.
Pineapple Punch with Ginger Beer
- 1 cup (240 mL) pineapple juice, preferably homemade see notes for instructions on on how to make your own
- ½ cup (120 mL) fresh orange juice roughly 1 to 2 oranges
- ½ cup (120 mL) light rum
- ⅓ cup (80 mL) freshly lime juice roughly 2 to 4 limes
- 32 to 34 ounces chilled ginger beer I recommend Fever Tree brand, which is low in sugar, and comes in large, convenient 16.9 oz bottles
- 4 orange slices halved, for serving
- 8 thin lime slices for serving
- small thin wedges of fresh pineapple
- fresh mint sprigs
- In a large pitcher, combine the pineapple juice, orange juice, rum, and lime juice. Stir until blended. Just before serving, add the ginger beer and stir until just combined. Pour into individual glasses and serve. If you’d like, garnish each glass with an orange slice, lime slice, wedge of pineapple, and mint sprig. Serve immediately.
How to Make Homemade Pineapple Juice:
- 1 medium pineapple, peeled and cored, will yield approximately 1½ cups to 2 cups (12 to 16 ounces) pineapple juice.
- Place chopped pineapple in a large food processor. Puree until completely smooth. Strain through a large fine-meshed sieve, using a spatula to press down the pulp to release the juice, into a large measuring cup or bowl. Fresh pineapple juice can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 to 5 days.
18 Comments on “Pineapple Punch with Ginger Beer”
Can’t wait to make this cocktail. We love Ginger Beer as well and make a Dark and Stormy: Ginger beer and Bermuda dark rum with ice. Yummy. Thank you for your recipe.
Thanks! Hope you enjoy it!
Thanks Laura! This recipe sounds exceptionally yummy! Will try this weekend!! Best wishes!!
What kind of rum do you recommend using?
I used a light rum (eg. Bicardi), but I think you could use a gold rum as well, if you wanted a deeper flavor!! Hope this helps!
Ginger beer, yes, my new found favorite this summer, particularly Moscow Mule served in copper mugs, oh so cold. Try “Crabbie’s” imported from Edinburgh, Scotland you know it has to be good, lol, Slainte Mhath
I love Moscow Mules!! I’ll definitely look out for Crabbies too! Thanks for the tip Diane.
I love ginger beer so this is going to be my new summer drink staple. Cheers!
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Looking forward to trying one of these this weekend. I may just have to use my favorite ginger beer, which is Bunderberg.
Totally familiar with Bundaberg, but still have yet to try it! I studied abroad in Australia in college and it was everywhere ?
Looks like a perfect summer cocktail. Thanks!
I love your photos, Laura! And those drinks – I also prefer lower alcohol level cocktails so these seem like the perfect recipe for me!
We’re going tackle a home project this Memorial Day and paint our living room and kitchen….maybe I’ll make a batch of these to help make the whole process a little more bearable!
We are going to be pretty low key here too (aka my husband is working, boo!), but I think this cocktail may need to make it into my sitting on the porch and reading plans! xo
Mine will be recovering from being on call on Sunday night! Womp. Oh well! Sitting on the porch sounds so fun and relaxing though! xo