This is my mouth watering pineapple margarita recipe! It’s slightly sweet, shiveringly cold and mouth wateringly good!
I heart margaritas
As anyone who knows me understands, I LOVE margaritas. All margaritas. Although, as I’ve stated before, I generally prefer plain margaritas over the fruity kind.
The only time that changes is in the summer, when I find the fruity margaritas more refreshing. Like now!
This pineapple margarita is one for the summer: frosty, fruity, and refreshing.
I’ve spoken many times about working at that Mexican restaurant. Now, during the time I worked there, there weren’t many Mexican places yet in New England. Mexican wasn’t really that mainstream yet. In fact, ours was the first chain Mexican restaurant in my area. The mother store was in California.
We had a great selection of margaritas. I used to have to rattle off the flavors to my patrons and here are the flavors that I remember: strawberry, raspberry, coconut, peach, pineapple and melon. There were probably others.
Two were made with liqueurs: raspberry (with Chambord) and melon (with Midori).
One was made with a coconut milk and the others were made with sweetened fruit.
Today, I never use canned or overly sweetened fruit for my own margaritas. The only sweeteners in my margaritas are the natural sugars in the fruit itself and simple syrup.
I drink from a straw
You are thinking, who doesn’t? And I would agree with you. Everyone drinks from a straw.
But do they drink from a straw like I drink from a straw? I bet I look like children do when they drink from a straw.
Here’s what I do.
I grab the straw while it is still in the drink, stick my finger over the hole at the top and pull the straw out of the liquid. I transfer the wet part of the straw into my mouth and release my finger from the top.
Into my mouth goes the liquid, which I swish and swallow.
You are probably either shaking your head or chuckling. You are also probably asking, why I would drink like that.
The answer is a little embarrassing.
If I drank directly out of the straw, I would suck the liquid up too fast.
“Hello? Lainey, haven’t you ever heard of the word ‘control’?”
Of course I have. Here’s why I do that. If you’ve been reading my blog, you will know that years ago, I was in a drum and bugle corp. The organizers were pretty militant and didn’t allow us to drink water whenever we wanted to. I’m sure it was to control how many bathroom breaks we took.
So, when I had a chance to drink on tour, I guzzled. I had to!
But even now, after 37 years, that guzzling habit is so ingrained that I have to remind myself to drink slowly. Especially with cocktails.
Little Lainey doesn’t want to get drunk after just one.
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How to mix the pineapple margarita
Patron silver, Cointreau, lime, simple syrup and pineapple.
So, I grab my blender out and add 2 ounces of tequila, 1 ounce of Cointreau, 1 ounce fresh lime juice and 1/2 ounce simple syrup, 3/4 cup chopped up fresh pineapple and a few handfuls of ice cubes.
I turn the blender on and it only takes about a minute until everything is nice and blended.
I pour the pineapple margarita into my big margarita glass and add half a wheel of pineapple for garnish.
Frosty and delicious!
Let’s look at the pineapple margarita from a different, closer view.
And the vertical view.
Just so you know, the pineapple margarita will separate somewhat. That is normal, just use your straw to mix it up!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe. It’s super yummy.
Please feel free to leave me a comment telling me what your favorite margarita is.
And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!
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Mouth Watering Pineapple Margarita
- 2 ounces tequila I used Patron Silver
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks or more to taste
- 1 - 2 cups ice
- half wheel fresh pineapple
Blend it up
- In your blender receptacle add tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, simple syrup and ice
- Turn blender on for 1 minute until thick and frosty
- Pour into margarita glass and add pineapple garnish