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.
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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.