Happy National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day!

A cake this delicious really does deserve its own holiday.
A cake this delicious really does deserve its own holiday.
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It seems like every day's a holiday in the foodie community, which isn't surprising since people generally celebrate holidays by eating.

And drinking, of course.

So instead of posting elaborate instructions on how to make a killer Pineapple Upside-down Cake, we found an easy-to-make recipe that combines the deliciousness of this festive cake with the inebriating qualities of a stiff drink.

The Pineapple Upside-down Cake is labeled as such because, while you pour the fruit into the bottom of the cake pan before covering it with batter, you later flip the cake onto a platter after baking and serve it upside-down (with the pineapple showing on top). This "topping" is often made from fresh pineapple rings with maraschino cherries in the center of each ring.

The shot version uses grenadine to represent the maraschino cherries and vanilla vodka to create a batter-like taste. There are many variations of this drink, but the basic recipe is quite simple.

Pineapple Upside-down Cake Shots 1 part vanilla vodka 1 part pineapple juice Splash of grenadine

Pour the vanilla vodka and pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into shot glasses. Slowly add a splash of grenadine to each glass, allowing it to sink to the bottom, and serve.

Most semi-experienced bartenders should know how to make a Pineapple Upside-down Cake shot, but it's a house favorite at Chopper John's in Arcadia.


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