Pineapple Moonshine

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4.84 from 36 votes
This tropical Pineapple Moonshine recipes is the perfect cocktail for spring and summer.  It's bursting with pineapple, coconut and orange flavors and is one of my favorite flavored moonshine recipes.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
pineapple moonshine recipes

This tropical Pineapple Moonshine recipes is the perfect cocktail for spring and summer.  It’s bursting with pineapple, coconut and orange flavors and is one of my favorite flavored moonshine recipes.

pineapple moonshine recipes

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Pineapple Moonshine Recipes

When we were on our honeymoon in Aruba, I had the most amazing cocktail.  It was sweet and fruity and very tropical.  This Pineapple Moonshine is my twist on the cocktail I enjoyed so many years ago at the resort in Aruba.  This is one of the best flavored moonshine recipes I’ve ever made.

This post is sponsored by Torani for #AToraniBrunch.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.  

This tropical moonshine is one of my all time favorite pineapple cocktail recipes.  I love the combination of flavors – pineapple, coconut and orange – come together into a strong and flavorful cocktail that will knock your socks off.

One of the most popular cocktail recipes on It Is a Keeper is my Best Apple Pie Moonshine recipe.  I’ve received hundreds of comments on this recipe, both on the blog and on social networks.  Readers also love this Peach Moonshine recipe too.  People seem to love the intense flavor and punch that these Everclear moonshine recipes have.

This Pineapple Moonshine recipe is very similar.  It has an intense tropical pineapple flavor with hints of coconut and orange.

pineapple moonshine recipes

Making Flavored Moonshine Recipes

Getting the intense flavor in this recipe is very easy.  I used pineapple juice and boosted the flavor with Torani pineapple syrup.  I love the flavor – it adds a bright, summery taste to all of your favorite pineapple recipes. 

You can also get a sugar free version of the Torani pineapple syrup.  That’s what I used in this recipe.  I was trying to cut back on some of the extra sugar.  Either the regular or the sugar free version would work great in this recipe.

Torani has so many flavor varieties, including mint syrup that I use to make my Mojito salad dressing.  Make sure you check out all of the varieties here.

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To make this recipe, I added the fruit juices and coconut to a large stock pot.  Then I added the shredded coconut, orange slices and zest, sugar and the pineapple syrup.

I cooked the mixture allowing everything to come together into a delicious tropical concoction.

Once the mixture fully cools, I added the Everclear.  Traditional Everclear is 190 proof grain alcohol and it’s VERY strong.  It can also be hard to find.  If you can’t get it in your area, you can use the 151 proof variety or substitute vodka in its place.

It’s very important that you don’t add the alcohol while the mixture is cooking or even while it’s still hot.  Everclear 190 proof is extremely flammable.  It must be completely cool before you add it.

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When you transfer the moonshine to jars, I like to strain it through cheesecloth to remove any solids.  Then I use a funnel to fill canning jars with the moonshine.

This moonshine will last for up to one year if you keep it tightly sealed and in a cool, dark place…if it lasts that long!

Serving Ideas for Pineapple Cocktail Recipes

This Pineapple Moonshine cocktail is very strong.  You will want to serve it responsibly.  If you’re looking for alternative ways to enjoy this cocktail, try one of these:

  • Simply serve it over ice
  • Make a moonshine slushy by adding Pineapple Moonshine and ice to a blender
  • Kick up the coconut flavor by adding some rum to the moonshine
  • Punch up your sangria – add wine, tropical fruit and some moonshine to a large pitcher
  • Swap out the OJ in your mimosa with Pineapple Moonshine

Looking for More Flavored Moonshine Recipes?

Looking for more?  Check out all of the Homemade Moonshine Recipes on It Is a Keeper.

Items You Need to Make Everclear Moonshine Recipes


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pineapple moonshine recipes

Pineapple Moonshine Recipes

4.8 from 36 votes
This tropical Pineapple Moonshine recipes is the perfect cocktail for spring and summer.  It's bursting with pineapple, coconut and orange flavors and is one of my favorite flavored moonshine recipes.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 3 quarts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes



  • Add orange juice, pineapple juice and cream of coconut to large stock pot.
  • Stir in orange zest, orange slices and sugar.
  • Bring a boil then turn heat down to simmer.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  • Stir Everclear and pineapple syrup into the cooled mixture.
  • Ladle into jar and seal tightly.
  • Store in a cool, dark place for at least 8 weeks before enjoying. See notes.


Expert Tips

  • This recipe uses Everclear 190 proof.  If you can't find it in your area, you can use Everclear 151 proof or vodka.
  • As long as you alcohol that is more than 80 proof, you can store your moonshine in tightly sealed jars for up to one year in a cool, dark place.  

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 1279kcal | Carbohydrates: 268g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Sodium: 267mg | Potassium: 1607mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 241g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 171.4mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 3.8mg

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40 thoughts on “Pineapple Moonshine”

  1. 2 stars
    Don’t call it pineapple. Call it orange. Very similar to a dreamcicle one I’ve made minus the cream.

  2. When I made Apple Pie I used a one Mason jar of shine and one 750ml of vodka. Do you think the same could be done for this recipe but use rum instead of vodka? I don’t see why not. I’d have to double the other ingredients as well.

    • Apple Pie Moonshine is best made with real Moonshine, but Everclear is about as close as you can legally buy. In TN, you can buy Moonshine in a Liquor store, but it is not as strong. Living in the area where Popcorn Sutton made his Shine meant a lot for me. May he rest in peace.

  3. The recipe states to add shredded coconut but the amount isn’t listed in the ingredients. How much do you add? Sounds devine!

  4. So question… your recipe calls for 4oz of cream of coconut but then in the directions it shows coconut water and shredded coconut. Can you clear up that little bit of confusion please? Everclear is pricey so I want to make sure I get this right the first time! 🙂 THANK YOU!!!!!

  5. Any one know how much shredded coconut goes in this? Also, in the ingredients list it has cream of coconut, and in the instructions it has coconut water, are they interchangeable, is that a simple mistake, or are both supposed to go into this? I just want to make it the right way. Thank you.

    • The recipe has been updated. The first I made it, I used the shredded coconut but didn’t like it so I removed it from the recipe. And, it’s cream of coconut, not coconut water. The recipe is now correct.

  6. 5 stars
    My gosh — all the flavors I love!! That would go down so easily that it would kick me in the rear before I knew it. I saving this for the summer months — I can see me on the patio sipping on it.

  7. 5 stars
    This sounds wonderful! A great way to serve cocktails for a party – definitely bookmarking and see several batches being made for the summer!

  8. 5 stars
    These are some of my favorite flavors combined! I’m new to moonshine… do you just drink it straight then or do you mix it with something before you drink it?

    • I can answer that, real Moonshine is extremely strong, but can be sipped straight if you have something to chase it with. Everclear is also strong. Another option in this recipe would be to use Bacardi 151 Rum.

  9. 5 stars
    You had me at pineapple! Yum! This sounds perfect for warmer weather and poolside fun! I had no idea you could store for a year!


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