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Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shot

The Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shot is a simple shot that is perfect for birthdays and other celebrations that call for cake vodka shots.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Vodka Shot

One of my best friend’s birthday party was coming up and I asked her what I could bake. The desserts were covered for the party. So instead of dressing up like a clown and blowing balloons, I played bartender.

I made a cute “Birthday Shot Menu” using pic monkey. The shots were cake shots or sweet shots mostly made from Kahlua, Amaretto, Vanilla Vodka, and Irish Cream. Everyone loves a good boozy cake shot right?!

PIneapple Upside Down Cake Shot

One of the favorite shots of the night was this Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shot. Since it was a hit I had to share it with you guys!

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Vanilla Vodka

Vanilla vodka is one of the best things that came out of the vodka world. There is cake-flavored vodka but vanilla will do just fine. This shot tastes sweet and tropical.

It is smooth and the cherry at the end is the best! I have seen this shot made with grenadine but seriously just use a maraschino cherry and a little bit of the cherry juice in the jar. The other stuff is red-dyed sugar water. Plus alcohol cherries are fun to eat.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shots

Convert to a Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini

This pineapple upside-down cake vodka shot easily converts to a martini.  In a tall glass add 1.5 oz vanilla vodka, 6 oz. pineapple juice, and cherry over ice and stir.

When I was shooting the video and pictures for this recipe once it was over I poured everything into a highball glass. I am drinking it as a cocktail right now. It is just as fantastic as the shots.

More drinks

Let’s get the party started. I do a lot of “house drinks”. These are cocktails I have concocted for a season or holiday. This is a cocktail I make for my guests when they arrive and I make it throughout the evening. I usually also have wine and other spirits available.

So my point is to check out my Cocktails Category and instead of doing the same shot all night have variety.

More Cocktails:

Pineapple Coconut RumChata Cocktail

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shots

The Shot Glasses

If you notice in the picture above you can see different colors on the bottom of the shot glasses.

These shot glasses are from this set.  It is a fun colorful set that is perfect for cake/party shots. 

Watch me make the Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shot

There are bloopers at the end you don’t want to miss!


Recipe for Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shots

4.67 from 6 votes

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shot

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shot
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake Shots, Vodka Shots
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 2
Calories 90 kcal
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 2 oz. Vanilla Vodka
  • 2 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 2 Maraschino Cherries
  • Ice


  1. Add 1 cherry to each shot glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker add vanilla vodka, pineapple juice, and ice.

  3. Close the cocktail shaker and shake.
  4. Strain into shot glasses.
  5. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Easily converts into a Martini.

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shot
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 90
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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