A basic pineapple martini recipe calls for 1 ounce of pineapple rum, 1 ounce of vodka and 2 ounces of pineapple juice to be shaken in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Another recipe substitutes orange liqueur for the pineapple rum and adds 1/2 ounce of lime juice.
For best results, the martini glass should be chilled in the freezer before serving. A simple garnish for a pineapple martini involves wetting the rim of the martini glass and dipping it into Turbinado sugar. Place a skewer with a fresh wedge of pineapple and a maraschino cherry into the glass. For a strong pineapple taste, put fresh pineapple slices into a large glass jar with the vodka and let sit for at least seven days. Serve the mixture in a martini glass.
A popular variation on the pineapple martini is a coconut pineapple martini. Mix any combination of pineapple- and coconut-flavored items to make this martini. One method involves shaking 1 1/2 ounces of coconut rum and 1 1/2 ounces of pineapple juice together with splash of amaretto. Another version calls for a mixture of 1 ounce each of coconut rum, pineapple vodka and pineapple juice, along with a splash of grenadine and 2 teaspoons of lime juice.