Perfectly juicy with a touch of tang, pineapples are a welcome addition to many cocktails, including the Margarita. Pineapple juice + tequila = pure perfection! If you love tropical flavors, you’ve got to try this easy Pineapple Margarita.
The sweet and tang of the pineapple marry beautifully with the sharp bite of the tequila and zingy lime to yield a delicious cocktail that will leave your taste buds thirsting for more. Go slow though, we all know what happens to those who ignore the number one rule of Lady Margarita.
The good thing about this homemade Pineapple Margarita is that it’s easy to make. Shake everything up, and in less than five minutes you have an incredibly tasty refreshment. Hosting a BBQ? A pitcher is equally easy to create.
Ingredients for the Pineapple Margarita Recipe
Good things in life take time but not this tropical delight. Five minutes and the cocktail is ready to go!
Here’s what you will need to make this killer cocktail:
- 1 Part tequila (Blanco or Reposado)
- 4 Parts pineapple juice
- ½ Part triple sec
- ¼ Part lime juice
- Salt for rimming glass
- Optional: Lime wheels and pineapple wedges for garnish
How to Make a Pineapple Margarita Mix
This Pineapple Margarita mix is best enjoyed on the rocks, so ensure you have enough ice at reach. A beautiful salt rim also makes an excellent addition to the aesthetics of the cocktail. But if salt rims aren’t your thing, this refreshment is just as tasty without the salt!
- Prepare your glass: The rim not only adds to the beauty but also enhances the sweet and sour nuances in the drink (more on this below).
- Shake in a cocktail shaker: Pour the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, then shake vigorously until the shaker feels cold.
- Strain into a glass and serve with ice: Strain out the old ice and pour the drink over fresh ice. Garnish with lime wheels and pineapple wedges for the looks!
No cocktail shaker? A jar with a lid will work just as fine.
Elevate your Margarita with a Salt Rim
Whether you like your glass rim sweet, salty or spicy, here is an easy way to spice up your Pineapple Margarita recipe:
- Cut a notch in lime and run it around the rim. The lime juice adds a nice tang to the salt flavor.
- Pour some salt into a small plate or bowl, then dip the glass to coat. Carefully tilt the glass, so just the outside gets covered.
Special Variations of this Pineapple Cocktail
Desire something a little more different? Here are special variations worth trying:
Spicy Pineapple Margarita
Tequila, pineapple and spice altogether in one drink sounds super flavorful and incredibly delicious!
- 3 oz tequila
- 1 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
- 1 jalapeño chile, cut in half lengthwise
- 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 4 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
- 4 teaspoons tajin seasoning
- Optional: Jalapeño slices and pineapple wedges for garnish
- Prepare the spice mix
- Bring pineapple juice, sugar and jalapeño to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high
- Reduce heat and allow to simmer for about 3 minutes
- Strain the solids and let the mix cool completely in the fridge for about 1 hour
- Stir in lime juice.
- Mix, serve and enjoy!
- Rim your glass with the tajin seasoning as outlined above
- Pour the tequila and top with some of the pineapple mix
- Pour the drink back and forth between 2 glasses to mix well
- Add more ice if necessary
- Garnish with jalapeno slices and pineapple wedge, if desired.
Our Own Pineapple Margarita Version
Do you love rich cocktails? Well, look no further than our Altos Pineapple Margarita recipe. The spirit base of our recipe is a split between tequila and mezcal, which gives the final drink a deep, complex flavor.
The Del Maguey Vida (mezcal in our recipe) beautifully complements the tequila with its spicy and smoky notes with light citrus and hazelnut hints. The result? A sweet/sour cocktail with buttery smoothness. We call it the Smokin’ Aces!
Check out the Altos Smokin’ Aces recipe for more.
What is the Best Tequila for Margaritas?
Whether you prefer Blanco or Reposado tequila, the choice is all yours.
- Tequila Blanco: Young and fiery. Aged for less than two months and has a robust straightforward flavor.
- Tequila Reposado: Aged longer, typically from 2-12 months. More nuanced flavor with notes of oak and vanilla.
What is the Best Time to Serve a Pineapple Margarita?
Thanks to its tropical vibes, this tequila pineapple fusion is a perfect cocktail for summer. Serve it up during happy hour, dinner party, Cinco de Mayo, girls night, brunch and whenever you feel like creating some good memories!
Clean, crisp, and light with herbal notes of cooked agave, Altos tequila is perfect for this tropical mix. The premium tequila is made from 100% agave grown in the Los Altos highlands of Mexico, so you can look forward to a smooth and enjoyable drinking experience.
What’s keeping you from enjoying this summery cocktail? Grab your bottle today and experience the authentic taste of Mexico!