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The Pineapple Express Punch

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Last Updated on August 26, 2020 by The 'Noms.

This pineapple juice and rum cocktail is a great tiki based drink. Refreshing and flavorful!



The Pineapple Express Punch is named after the yearly weather phenomenon that tends to occur around the holidays out on the west coast. These storms come across the Pacific from Hawaii. They bring the rainy season and cool weather to the west coast.




Red cocktail in a brandy snifter with cherries and mint




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In the past, the Pineapple Express has wrecked havoc on California with heavy rain and nearly hurricane force winds. In the spirit of the classic folks who ride out the hurricanes we made a punch using the storm’s namesake, pineapple.



Red cocktail with mint and cherries




This is a sweet, boozy cocktail that has a nice tropical fruit note that helps give a warmth to the cocktail. That warmth chases away the clouds while packing a big punch. We used a barrel aged rum, and a dark rum together to add depth to the drink. Fresh pineapple drinks have a special piece of our hearts, so this one is a new favorite!



We then added in some coffee liqueur to make it a little darker and richer, but with the element of tiki. Three kinds of juices, lemon and lime, plus grilled pineapple juice. Please feel free to use regular old pineapple juice, we don’t judge!



Red cocktail with mint and cherries




We added in some Angostura bitters and coconut tincture (make sure to check out our video on tinctures!) to add more tropical flavors. The combo of these juices, pineapple juice and rum is accompanied by some cherry brandy.






We used homemade infused cherry brandy, but regular cherry brandy does really well in this pineapple juice and rum cocktail.  We then garnished the drink with one of our homemade brandied cherries and some mint.



Cocktail with foam, cherries and mint




Cheers to this fabulous tropical rum tiki drink!




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Cocktail in brandy snifter, mint and cherries
Yield: 1

The Pineapple Express Punch

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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


  • 1 oz Dark Rum
  • 1 oz aged rum
  • .25 oz coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz cherry brandy
  • .25 oz lemon juice
  • .25 oz lime juice
  • 2 oz grilled pineapple juice or regular pineapple juice
  • 4 drops coconut tincture
  • 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 1 brandied cherry for garnish


Fill a shaker with ice. 

Combine all ingredients and shake well. 

Strain into a hurricane glass or a brandy snifter.

Garnish with a brandied cherry and mint if desired.



Use grilled pineapple juice or regular - we won't judge you!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: .1gSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 8.1gFiber: .2gSugar: 5.9gProtein: .3g

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Cocktail with foam in snifter, cherries and mint



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Craig Stansbury

Tuesday 13th of August 2019

Wow, I have been seeing a lot of cocktails that combine pineapple and coffee liqueur! I will have to try this one.

Also, do you have a recipe for your own brandied cherries? Otherwise, I live in Omaha and I'd be willing to buy some from you!

The 'Noms.

Tuesday 13th of August 2019

We do have a recipe for our brandied cherries on the site, but we can sure work something out if you want to buy them! Cheers!

Jamie | Jamie's Recipes

Saturday 13th of December 2014

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

The 'Noms.

Saturday 13th of December 2014

We have a standing offer to all of our friends to stop by for happy hour. Its a fun hobby to have!