Colorado sunsets are a gorgeous phenomenon. And now we have a sweet martini to help celebrate them, thanks to the Inverness Hotel in Englewood, Colorado. A Pineapple Upside Down Cake martini is a layered drink of Grenadine and blended vanilla vodka and pineapple juice. Watch our latest video as “Matthew the Bartender” demonstrates the trick behind making this layered libation. It’s all in the SHAKE and the POUR.
PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE MARTINI
Modified Recipe from the Inverness Hotel, Englewood Colorado
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: Cocktail shaker, martini glasses, and lots of ice
½ ounce Grenadine
2 ounces Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka
2 ounces pineapple juice
Cherry and lime twist, speared
• Fill the bottom of the martini glass with Grenadine
• Fill a cocktail shaker ¾ full of ice. Add the vodka and pineapple juice and vigorously shake for 20-25 seconds to create an icy foam.
• Slowly pour the pineapple foam down the side of the martini glass so it runs to the top of the Grenadine as a separate layer.