Pineapple Upside Down Drink

Happy Mother’s Day to all who mother, whether it be baby, cat, plant or friends. I wanted to make a post for Mother’s Day that highlighted a food special to my mom. Here’s the list I made:

  • Alphabits Cereal
  • Chicken with rice and peas
  • Tuna Melts
  • People Magazine
  • Cow tongue sandwiches (She doesn’t eat these anymore, just when my grandfather made them – back in the day)

So you can see my dilemma. How could I choose from such a list of culinary treats? Jy suggested I fancy up a tuna melt with expensive cheese. Then, it dawned on me. Pineapple Upside Down Cake! My mom has always made this cake, probably because she liked how my grandfather made it too. Honestly though, this cake starts with a box and ends with a jar of maraschino cherries. Which the clerk at Sprouts told me are called “Marsh-i-no cherries.”

My brother reminded me that I used to ask for a Pineapple Upside Down Cake for my birthday and that really annoyed him. Why wouldn’t I just be normal and ask for chocolate? He says he doesn’t know if he just doesn’t like the cake because of how it tastes or because I liked it so much. Only a sibling could dislike a food for the simple reason that it was another sibling’s favorite.

In with something my whole family can agree on….booze!


This drink is cool, fruity and sweet. Perfect for brunch, dessert or anytime you want a slice of cake to sip. You’ll need to start with this:

Iced Cake Smirnoff Vodka. You can also experiment with the whipped cream vodka that’s out there too, it’s from Pinnacle and in a deep blue bottle.

Pineapple Upside Down Drink
Recipe Type: Drink
Author: Food It Forward
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
  • Equal Parts:
  • Iced Cake Vodka
  • Orange Juice
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Plus:
  • Club Soda
  • Ice
  • Maraschino Cherries if desired
  1. In a cocktail shaker, mix together vodka and juice.
  2. Pour over ice and top with soda to lighten flavor, if desired.
  3. Garnish with Maraschinos.
  4. Party.


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