Stoli Doli

A couple of weeks ago, my friend proposed a road trip – to a mall! Somerset Mall is about 1 1/2 hours from where we live. Despite the crazy humid weather and ridiculous construction along the route, I agreed because this girl simply can’t refuse a trip to Anthropologie.

Within about 5 minutes of being inside the mall, my friend fell in love with a pair of jeans from Nordstrom. Despite his 6’5″ frame, they needed some serious attention from a tailor to have a proper fit. This whole hemming situation left us with some serious time to kill, so we decided on an early dinner.

The mall has a few great chain dining options like P.F. Changs and J. Alexander’s (one of our faves), but since both of those restaurants are near our home town, we decided to try a new-to-us place – The Capital Grille.

We were greeted by a gorgeously dark, rich atmosphere with dim lighting and an incredibly friendly server named Steve. Steve escorted us to a cozy table in a separate area of seating off of the main dining area, and it almost felt gasp! – romantic.

When he learned we were newbies to Capital Grille, Steve navigated us through the menu, offering suggestions for his favorites as well as narrowing down a few of our top picks. We both opted for steaks, which were pretty damn fantastic; however the real star of the show came before we’d ever taken a bite. Their signature cocktail – The Stoli Doli, has stolen both our hearts.

You guys know that I am not much of a drinker, but this cocktail could very well change all that – it’s smooth, refreshing, and downright delicious. After gushing to Steve about how awesome it was, he convinced me to order just one more and spilled the details as to how the Stoli Doli is made.

It’s basically Stoli Vodka that is poured over sliced, fresh Dole pineapple – hence the Stoli Doli name. He said to place the pineapple in a jug, pour a bottle of vodka over it to cover the pineapple, and then let it sit for about 12 days.

Of course, we wanted to know how the pineapple tasted after the infusion process, but Steve warned us to stay far away from the pineapple because it’s incredibly disgusting. We can tell you that this is a definite affirmative because we just had to take a bite and promptly spit it out into the trash.

That very same weekend we decided we MUST make our very own batch of Stoli Doli. Here we are, 13 days later, and our result is pretty great! I don’t think they’re quite up to Capital Grille standards, but it’s definitely pretty delicious. I’m quite the pansy, so I’ve been adding a little pineapple juice to mine.

Whether you’re looking for a cocktail to beat the summer heat or you’ve been nominated to bring beverages to your next cookout, I’m fairly certain the Stoli Doli will be a huge hit!

Just be forewarned and drink responsibly! These seemingly sweet and unassuming cocktails can pack a pretty big punch!

Stoli Doli

Yield: 1 Liter

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 12-14 days


  • 1 fresh pineapple
  • 1 liter Stolichnaya Vodka


  1. Slice the pineapple into chunks and place into a large container, preferably one with a spigot, such as a drink dispenser.
  2. Pour the Stolichnaya Vodka directly over the fresh pineapple until the pineapple is covered with vodka.
  3. Allow to sit for 12-14 days to infuse the vodka with the pineapple.
  4. To serve, pour the pineapple infused vodka into a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into martini glass.


  • This recipe doubles well.
  • We infused our vodka at room temperature.
  • We strained our vodka, funneled it back into the Stoli bottle and stored it within the refrigerator.
  • The glass dispenser was purchased at Target.

77 Responses to “Stoli Doli”

  1. Beth — July 5, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    I love, love, love Capital Grille’s Stoli-Doli (and Somerset Mall – hi neighbors!)

    It simply MUST be made with Stoli or another top top shelf Vodka. Do not skimp on the vodka brand. It makes all the difference, as does letting it sit at room temp for the 12-15 days, undisturbed. If you serve it from the container with the pineapple, be sure to top off with more vodka when it goes lower than the fruit, or the fruit will rot. As long as it is under the vodka, it will keep. I agree straining it into another container (airtight) is better. For the locals here, Amici’s on 12 Mile in Berkley also serves Stoli-Doli, about $5 less per drink. Capital Grille is amazing, but their prices are prohibitive to many. Be careful, because this drink goes down soooo smoothly and easily, it is easy to have too much to drink. Mmm…


    • Jamie — July 5, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks so much for your tips!!! Have a great weekend.

  2. Robert A. — July 19, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Lots of recipes for this Fantastic drink, BUT none have worked so far. There’s no doubt that Capital Grille does not give the EXACT recipe. I have a decreeing palate and there may be one or more ingredients that are not included. One is pure pineapple juice [not canned] and/or sugar syrup. I lean toward the pineapple juice. I followed the directions to a T and it’s not anywhere close. BTW, I did not use an Hawaiian pineapple but it was as sweet as a Hawaiian.   I will continue to experiment while going to the Capital Grille. 


  3. Randi — November 10, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I’m making this : This Week.. I add a simple sugar syrup to it and store it in a Cool Dark Place..It’s Awesome..
    Not Much Of A Drinker These Days But Years ago I Had This at A Dinner Party: Everyone got So Blasted They Couldn’t Enjoy The Dinner..
    It Just Rocks..Thanks For Reminding Me..


  4. Carl — July 25, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Went to Capital last night and tried the Stoli Doli.  Four drinks later, I fell in love with them.  I started searching for recipes on how to infuse Vodka, and here I am.  Would you use simple syrup and have you refined your recipe?


    • Jamie — July 26, 2016 at 11:38 am

      Hi, Carl! I suppose you could use simple syrup if you wanted to make it a bit sweeter. I haven’t refined the recipe for the pineapple infused vodka at this point. I’m glad you enjoyed the Stoli Doli!

  5. Carl — August 19, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Jamie
    I just made a batch and the results are the vodka still tastes like vodka with a hint of pineapple flavor.  I wonder how much vodka have you mixed with one pineapple. I’m hoping I put too much vodka for a medium sized pineapple.  Any thoughts on the ratio?  Your comments are welcomed. Thanks, Carl 


    • Jamie — August 20, 2016 at 7:03 am

      Hi, Carl! I used 1 liter of vodka, but feel free to adjust according to your taste. Let me know if I can answer any other questions!

  6. Holly — September 16, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Hi Jamie,

    We get these at Del Frisco’s Grille but they say you must use Svedka “Clementine” vodka…

    That might just be the missing piece for ya :)


    • Jamie — September 17, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      Thanks for the suggestion, Holly!

  7. Sean — December 5, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    I have a suspicion the secret ingredient is vanilla vodka- to my palate anyway. Currently expirimeting with Stoli Vanilla. Will report back with results.


    • Jamie — December 6, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      Please do, Sean! I’d love to hear the results!

  8. Carol Less — December 27, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Hence the name Stoli. You use Stolichnaya vodka. Neen making these for years. Secret is RIPE pineapple stack as you like adf some of ntl. Juice amd “crumblies” from left over pineapple in middle of design. Then fill woth Vodka.


    • Jamie — December 30, 2016 at 9:14 am

      Thank you, Carol!

  9. Bev — March 14, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I have made a few batches of this drink and it’s great but I hate wasting the leftover pineapple. Is there something I can make out of those pineapple pieces?


    • Jamie — March 15, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Hi, Bev! I think you could probably put them on ice cream or pancakes….? Or maybe just eat it on its own! I hope this helps. Take care!

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