pineapple margarita

Spicy Pineapple Margarita

Spicy Pineapple Margarita offers a delightful blend of sweet, tangy pineapple and a fiery kick of jalapeño. This vibrant and refreshing cocktail is perfect for summer gatherings, backyard barbecues, or any occasion that calls for a bit of tropical flair. The combination of fresh pineapple juice, tequila, and a touch of heat makes this margarita a crowd-pleaser that tantalizes your taste buds with every sip.

Why You’ll Love This Pineapple Margarita:

  • A unique twist on the classic margarita with a perfect balance of sweet and spicy.
  • Refreshing and invigorating, ideal for warm weather or festive occasions.
  • Simple to make with a handful of fresh ingredients.
  • Customizable heat level to suit your taste preferences.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced (remove seeds for less heat)
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar (optional for added sweetness)
  • Ice
  • Pineapple slices and jalapeño rings for garnish
  • Tajín seasoning or salt for rimming the glass

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Glasses: Rim the edges of your margarita glasses with a lime wedge and dip them into Tajín seasoning or salt. Set aside.
  2. Mix the Drink: In a cocktail shaker, combine fresh pineapple juice, lime juice, triple sec, silver tequila, and sliced jalapeño. Add agave nectar if desired.
  3. Shake: Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds until well chilled.
  4. Serve: Strain the margarita mixture into the prepared glasses filled with ice.
  5. Garnish: Add a pineapple slice and a jalapeño ring to each glass for a decorative touch.
  6. Enjoy: Serve immediately and enjoy your Spicy Pineapple Margaritas!

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve with a side of tortilla chips and salsa for a perfect appetizer pairing.
  • Pair with grilled seafood, tacos, or spicy Mexican dishes for a cohesive meal.
  • Customize with additional fruit juices like mango or orange for a tropical twist.

How to Store Pineapple Margarita:

  • Store any leftover margarita mix in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Stir well before serving as the ingredients may settle.

Additional Tips:

  • For a milder drink, reduce the amount of jalapeño or remove the seeds.
  • Use fresh pineapple juice for the best flavor, but canned or bottled can be used in a pinch.
  • Experiment with different types of tequila to find your preferred taste.

Spicy Pineapple Margaritas

Recipe by Rose HernandezCourse: DrinksCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

180

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple juice

  • 1/2 cup lime juice

  • 1/4 cup triple sec

  • 1 cup silver tequila

  • 1 jalapeño, sliced (remove seeds for less heat)

  • 2 tbsp agave nectar (optional for added sweetness)

  • Ice

  • Pineapple slices and jalapeño rings for garnish

  • Tajín seasoning or salt for rimming the glass

Directions

  • Rim glasses with lime and dip into Tajín or salt.
  • Combine pineapple juice, lime juice, triple sec, tequila, and jalapeño in a shaker.
  • Add ice and shake well.
  • Strain into glasses with ice.
  • Garnish with pineapple and jalapeño.
  • Serve immediately.

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