These tailgate-ready pineapple beertails couldn’t get much cuter! Add these little guys to your next celebration, and you’re bound to impress guests.
Tailgates are the new frontier of competitive hosting. You COULD bring a keg or a cooler.
But this super easy-to-pack-and-serve cocktail is WAY more fun (and impressive and tasty).
I, Colleen would like you to say hello to the Pineapple Beertail!
In my opinion, party drinks should always LOOK complicated but be secretly easy to make.
I kept the ingredient list and assembly of this one extremely simple. So you have no excuse not to up your game next time you’re in charge of the tailgate cooler.
You literally throw the ingredients into a bottle. Throw the bottle in the cooler with the rest of your beverages. And then shake and pour when you’re ready.
Your friends will thank you for your (absolute bare minimum) extra effort. And you will thank yourself once you take your first sip.
Pineapple and IPAs are a match made in heaven — bright and slightly tropical with a bitter hop finish. Perfection!
Ingredients Needed to Make Tailgate-Ready Pineapple Beertails
Gin or vodka
Freshly squeezed lime juice
IPA beer — To top
How to Make Tailgate-Ready Pineapple Beertails
Step 1 — Combine all ingredients (except the IPA beer) in a sealable bottle or container. (The containers needs to have a capacity of 32 ounces or 4 cups).
Throw it in a cooler with the rest of your tailgate, picnic, barbecue beers and drinks. Make sure you throw at least one bottle of IPA in there!
Step 2 — When you’re ready to serve, line up eight plastic cups and fill them with plenty of ice.
Shake your bottle and pour out the mixture into the ice-filled cups, dividing evenly (you want about 1/2 cup in each glass).
Step 3 — Crack open an IPA and top off each drink to taste (I like about 2 oz but measuring at a tailgate is really not gonna happen. Eyeball it! You’ll be fine!).
Garnish with mint and edible flowers if you’re feeling fancy — easy to transport in a plastic baggie.
Tailgates aside, these are also awesome for any easy breezy outdoor events. Take them on a picnic! Or on a hike! Or to the beach! Sky’s the limit, people.
If you want to extend your outdoor-imbibing options beyond your basic beer cooler, these Tailgate-ready Pineapple Beertails are definitely for you!
Garnish Ideas for a Beertail Cocktail
I like to serve this one with orchids to give it extra tiki flair. Any pineapple-forward cocktail qualifies as tiki in my book.
Like this fun, sweet tart shot that turns it into a colorful, tasty drink.
But fall is a great season for all sorts of edible beauties. Marigolds and pansies come in a huge variety of colors which are perfect for edible flower confetti if you really want to make these pop!
And speaking of edible flowers, you can check out our collection of delicious edible flower recipes you can try at home.
Add a splash of color and flavor to your dishes with these tasty flowery treats!
More Cocktail Recipes
What else do you guys serve at your tailgates? Beer is definitely the favorite beverage choice at sporting events so turning them into a cocktail like with this Pineapple Beertail or even the Summer Beer is a way to elevate your drink.
For more fun party cocktails, check out more of our favorites from the archives —
Pineapple Beertails Recipe
- Sealable bottle or container with a 32-ounce or 4-cup capacity
- 1 1/2 cup gin or vodka
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 3/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- 3/4 cup simple syrup
- 1/4 tsp salt
- IPA beer to top
- Combine all but the IPA in a sealable bottle or container Throw it in a cooler with the rest of your tailgate/picnic/barbecue beers and drinks. Make sure you throw at least one bottle of IPA in there!
- When you're ready to serve, line up 8 plastic cups and fill with plenty of ice. Shake your bottle and pour out the mixture into the ice-filled cups, dividing evenly (you want about 1/2 cup in each glass).
- Top each drink with the IPA beer.
- Optional: Garnish with mint and edible flowers.
Don’t forget to share your beertails with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! Looking for more quick and delicious recipes? You can find them all right here.