The Pineapple Express Punch

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The Pineapple Express Punch is named after the yearly weather phenomenon that tends to occur around the holidays out on the west coast with storms coming across the Pacific from Hawaii bringing the rainy season and cool weather.  This year, the Pineapple Express has wrecked havoc on California with heavy rain and nearly hurricane force winds, so in the spirit of the classic folks who ride out the hurricanes and make a punch using the storm’s namesake, pineapple. This is a sweet boozy cocktail that has a nice tropical fruit note that helps give a warmth to the cocktail that chases away the clouds while packing a big punch. I used a barrel aged rum from a local distiller, Cut Spike Distillery, as I like the richer character of the aged rum but you could easily use a white rum if you wanted a bit more mellow drink.




Pineapple Express Punch







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The Pineapple Express Punch

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A Rum based cocktail that hints of tiki. Cheery brandy and rum combine with juice for this tropical cocktail.


  • 2 oz rum
  • 1.50 oz cherry brandy
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • .50 oz lemon juice
  • .50 oz lime juice
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 brandied cherry for garnish


Fill a shaker with ice. 

Pour the in ingredients and shake well. 

Strain into a hurricane glass or a brandied snifter.

Garnish with a brandied cherry (or a maraschino cherry if you have to settle for that.)


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2 thoughts on “The Pineapple Express Punch

  1. You always share the best sounding drinks. I am beginning to think it is always happy hour at your house. 🙂

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