Pearl Harbor Cocktails

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I have a delicious, tropical-type cocktail recipe for you:  Pearl Harbor Cocktails

two pearl harbor cocktails sitting side by side garnished with pineapple sitting on a blue towel with the ocean in the background

Here’s the thing >> I’m not at all ready to let go of summer.  So I’m going to continue feeding you some summery recipes until the Big Chill (otherwise known as “fall”) arrives.  It’s still quite warm around my part of the country, and I’m hoping it stays that way for a few more weeks, at least!

Overhead shot of two pearl harbor cocktails garnished with pineapple sitting on a blue towel

These summery Pearl Harbor cocktails will keep you in the mood for summer.  They’re so simple to assemble with just 3 ingredients.  I served them at a summer party and they were a big hit.  In fact, I ended up running out of supplies because they were being guzzled down like crazy.  There is something about pineapple juice in a drink that makes you want to drink one after the other (the sweetness of it, I guess?)  But be careful… these have vodka in them too!

two Pearl Harbor Cocktails sitting side by side on a blue towel with the ocean in the background

Melon liqueur (Midori) is what makes these Pearl Harbor Cocktails green.  Side note:  Waaaaayyyy back in college, I ate at a lot of Mexican food restaurants in San Diego.  My friends would always try to get me to drink margaritas, and I totally did not like them.  HOWEVER, some old boyfriend or something ordered me a Midori margarita one day, and I’ve been hooked ever since.  Midori is the only flavor of margarita that I enjoy.  Imagine that?  Anyway, so I’ll be making lots of Midori margaritas with my leftover Midori from making these delicious cocktails!

P.S.  I have no idea how this drink got its name, but it seems to be a very popular cocktail in which to utilize Midori.

Enjoy the final weeks of summer!

two Pearl Harbor cocktails sitting side by side on a blue towel

Here are a few more cocktail recipes you might like to try:

two pearl harbor cocktails sitting side by side garnished with pineapple sitting on a blue towel with the ocean in the background
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Pearl Harbor Cocktails

A delicious, summery cocktail recipe!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 177kcal
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktails, pearl harbor


  • 6 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces melon liqueur (such as Midori)
  • pineapple juice
  • ice cubes
  • pineapple wedges or chunks, for garnish


  • Place a few ice cubes in each of 4 short cocktail glasses. Pour 1½ ounces vodka, 1/2 ounce melon liqueur and a good amount of pineapple juice into each glass. If you don't want to use that much pineapple juice, you can use soda water and then give it a good splash of pineapple juice instead.
  • Stir, garnish, and serve!


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • Jackie wrote:

    It’s called a pearl harbour because it’s made with pineapples (popular in Hawaii) and midori (Japanese liqueur ). ?

  • Kelly – Life Made Sweeter wrote:

    I am totally on board with more summery recipes – I can’t believe how quickly this summer flew by too! Love these pretty cocktails – they totally scream summer and sound so refreshing!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet wrote:

    I’ve never had Midori but I am totally intrigued! Need to find it and make this gorgeous cocktail! Pinned!

  • marcie wrote:

    I can’t believe summer is almost over, and while I’m excited for fall, I’m sorry to see it end too! These cocktails would definitely keep those summer nights alive — they’re so pretty and Midori is delicious!

  • Steve wrote:

    This is a great addition to the cocktail recipe file. It’s always warm in my part of the world, so I may get loads of use out of this one…plus I love pineapple juice. I’m not as fond of vodka though, so I think I’ll substitute rum for more of an island flair.

  • Kristen wrote:

    I am totally going to make these tomorrow. Thanks for sharing the great recipe!

  • Joshua Hampton wrote:

    How gorgeous this cocktail is. Perfect for celebrating the coming end of summer.

  • Sammi wrote:

    I love the color of these! I’m like you, margaritas aren’t my thing, I will definitely have to try Midori!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks wrote:

    I wish I didn’t like margaritas! I won’t tell you how much money I spend on Patron the last two weeks because I was on vacation 🙂 I also know I would love these Midori numbers of yours! Mmmm, they look so refreshing! Pinned!

  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen wrote:

    Never had a Pearl Harbor Cocktail before. It sounds delicious and I love that color! Just like a honeydew melon! Cheers!

  • Millie | Add A Little wrote:

    Mmm these look great and love the colour!