Pineapple Ginger Vanilla Vodka

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

1/2 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped

2 cups fresh pineapple juice

3 cups fresh pineapple juice, poured into ice cube trays and frozen

1/4 cup vanilla vodka or plain vodka

Mint sprigs, for garnish

Pineapple slices, for garnish


  1. Combine the sugar, water, ginger and vanilla bean and seeds in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Cook the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved, about 1 minute. Cool at room temperature and strain.
  2. Combine the pineapple juice, 1 cup of pineapple cubes, the simple syrup and vodka in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses filled with pineapple cubes, if desired, and garnish with mint and pineapple slices.