This Pineapple Tequila Sunrise Shandy is a cocktail mash up! A pineapple tequila sunrise meets shandy in this refreshing and beautiful drink! Serves 6 depending on glass sizes.

Last Week My Husband and I celebrate 20 years of marriage!

Pat and I met when I was in 8th grade and he was a freshman in high school. We didn’t date until a few years later (in 1995!), got married in 2001, and started our family.

On our actual anniversary I was in Ludington, Michigan with my daughter’s for a girls trip, and while we were there, a photographer came out and took Malloree’s senior pictures. Since I was going to be gone, Pat went on an annual golf trip with close friends. We had agreed to plan on celebrating after we both were home.

While I was on the beach, watching the sunset over Lake Michigan, I couldn’t help but which I had a cocktail to sip on.

But not just any cocktail. I thought this mash up of pineapple tequila sunrise (although, not quite a sunset) meets shandy would have been perfection! It’s sweet, fruity and refreshingly delicious.

Ingredients for Pineapple Tequila Sunrise Shandy

To Make This  Pineapple Tequila Sunrise Shandy You Will Need:

  • chilled pineapple juice
  • tequila blanco
  • simple syrup
  • ice
  • beer
  • grenadine
  • sliced pineapple – optional for garnish
  • maraschino cherries – optional for garnish

pouring pineapple juice into pitcher

Start by adding 1 cup chilled pineapple juice to a pitcher or carafe.

To that, add 1-1/2 cups tequila.

simply syrup

And 1/2 cup simple syrup.

stir

Stir to combine.

fill glass with ice

Fill your glasses to the top with ice.

pour pineapple tequila mixture

Fill 3/4 of the way with the pineapple tequila mixture.

beer

Top with some beer, leaving a little room at the top. Any light beer would work, we love Sol.

grenadine

Place a spoon upside down over your glass.

pouring grenadine over back of spoon

Then slowly pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of grenadine over top.

Pineapple Tequila Sunrise Shandy

You can also slowly pour it down the inside of the glass and allow it to settle into the bottom.

Pineapple Tequila Sunrise Shandy

I garnish this drink with sliced pineapple and maraschino cherries threaded onto cute little umbrella skewers.

Pineapple Tequila Sunrise Shandy

Sip and enjoy!

Pineapple Tequila Sunrise Shandy

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Pineapple Tequila Sunrise Shandy

Pineapple Tequila Sunrise Shandy
Yield: 6 (depending on glasses)

Pineapple Tequila Sunrise Shandy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chilled pineapple juice
  • 1 and 1/2 cups tequila blanco (chilled if possible)
  • 1/2 cup chilled simple syrup (see notes)
  • Mexican beer (we like Sol)
  • grenadine
  • pineapple slices, for garnish
  • maraschino cherries, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher, measure and add the chilled pineapple juice, tequila and simple syrup. Stir to combine.
  2. Fill glasses to the top with ice. Fill 3/4 of the way full with the pineapple mixture. Top off with beer leaving 1/2 and inch at the top of the glass.
  3. Slowly pour 1 to 2 teaspoons (per glass) grenadine into the glass over the back of a spoon or by drizzling it down the side of the glass, allowing it to settle at the bottom of the drink.
  4. Garnish with pineapple slices and cherries.

Notes

TO MAKE THE SIMPLE SYRUP:

Add 1 cup both granulated sugar and water to a small saucepan. Bring to a low boil and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove and let cool completely before making this drink. Best if made in advance and refrigerated.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 1g