Tropical drink season is in full swing, and the one ingredient we’re turning to again and again (and again) is the pineapple. Frozen, blended up or used as a cocktail garnish, this crowd-pleasing fruit tastes just like vacation in a glass! And sure, you could buy ’em pre-sliced at the grocery store, but learning how to cut a pineapple the right way is a life skill worth knowing. So buy a whole one next happy hour and get slicing!

Check out the video below for the simple how-to, and scroll on down for five pineapple drink + dessert recipes to show off your new knife skills.

1. Pineapple-Mezcal Snow Cone Cocktail

What’s better than a snow cone? A boozy snow cone you made yourself!
Recipe: Try our Pineapple-Mezcal Snow Cone Cocktail

2. The Sunset Punch

Trust us, you’re going to want to make enough for several rounds of this one.
Recipe: Try our Sunset Punch

3. The Herbalist Mocktail

On a wellness kick? Try this easy + delicious green-juice mocktail!
Recipe: Try our Herbalist Mocktail

4. Homemade Fruit Soft Serve

It’s easier to make than you’d think, and the result is SO good.
Recipe: Try our Homemade Fruit Soft Serve

5. Mai Tai Slushie with Curacao Jello

If you’re feeling a little extra, knock your guests socks off with this drink at your next summer party.
Recipe: Try our Mai Tai Slushie with Curacao Jello

Photography by Gabriel Cabrera, @artfuldesperado

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