Prepare your glass: Coat the rim with the chili salt mix (more on that below). Blend: Throw the ingredients in a blender and process until nice and slushy. Serve and garnish: Pour prepared Margarita in the glass and garnish with lime slices and pineapples.
When it comes to frozen drinks, there is a time and place for them, but when you want one, you really want one! This Frozen Pineapple Margarita cocktail recipe is a lot more than your typical frozen mix.
The slushy drink, made with pineapple, tequila and lime, is fantastic for a tropical vacation or when you need to brighten your spirits. Let’s see everything you need to prepare one of these beauties!
Ingredients Frozen Pineapple Cocktail
Nothing beats a delicious cocktail that is equally as easy to craft. Ready to mix up the best Frozen Pineapple Margarita recipe? The preparation is very simple.
Here is all Frozen Pineapple Margarita ingredients you’ll need:
- ¼ cup tequila
- Fresh lime juice, 1 large lime
- 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 2 tbsp triple sec
- 1 cup ice cubes
And some garnish extras:
- Chili powder and salt for the rim
- Lime slices and/or fresh pineapple chunks
How to Make this Blended Pineapple Drink
Pineapple has a devoted following, and for good reason. They are juicy, tangy and ultimately refreshing. When combined with a Margarita, this tropical baddie creates a delicious cocktail that is sure to impress.
How to Make a Blended Pineapple Margarita? Here is all you need to do:
- Prepare your glass: Coat the rim with the chili salt mix (more on that below).
- Blend: Throw the ingredients in a blender and process until nice and slushy.
- Serve and garnish: Pour prepared Margarita in the glass and garnish with lime slices and pineapples.
How to Salt the Rim of Your Frozen Pineapple Margarita
There is just something about a salt-rimmed Margarita. This Blended Pineapple Margarita recipe features a chili-salt blend that provides a spicy kick while adding a beautiful aesthetic.
Here is a simple way to dress up your Blended Pineapple cocktail:
- Pour lime juice into a shallow bowl.
- Pour the salt and chili into a small plate and mix.
- Dip the rim of the glass into the lime juice then the salt mixture.
You could also go the classic route:
- Wet the rim by running a lime wedge.
- Dip in the Margarita mix and gently twist to coat.
Other Variations of this Blended Pineapple Cocktail
We love the Marg for its versatility. Thanks to the bold tequila foundation, you can throw any fruit or herb into the mix.
Here are some Frozen Margarita Pineapple recipes that will blow your taste buds away.
- Frozen Mango Pineapple Margarita: This must be one of the greatest fruit combinations of all time. Two tropical kings coming together for a magical cause!
- Frozen Pineapple Margarita no Triple Sec: This simplified take on a Frozen Pineapple Margarita leaves out the triple sec –but you won’t miss it. The recipe calls for just three ingredients (aside from the ice): Blanco tequila, fresh pineapple and lime juice.
- Frozen Pineapple Margarita with Pineapple Juice: No frozen pineapple? Use pineapple juice instead. Pineapple juice has the tendency to spoil very quickly once it’s exposed to air, which is why canned juice is the best. You can also use freshly pressed pineapple juice if it’s available where you live.
- Frozen Strawberry Pineapple Margarita: Cool down during the hot weather with a Frozen Strawberry Pineapple Margarita. Combine juicy strawberries, mega-sweet pineapple, tequila and ice in a blender for a yummy variation on the classic.
- Frozen Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita: Sweet and spicy lovers, here is one for you! This Frozen Pineapple Margarita recipe is tropical and sweet with a kick. Add a few jalapeno coins to the tequila and leave to infuse for a few hours or more if you love it extra spicy.
Tips for Making the Best Frozen Pineapple Margarita Recipe
Elevate your Margarita game with these simple tips and tricks:
- Juice the limes ahead of time: Juice the limes up to 48 hours in advance and store them in a mason jar in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Make a mocktail: Omit the tequila and replace it with a splash of lime-flavored sparkling water.
- Decorate your Margarita with a rim: Whether you like it salty, sweet, or spicy, there is no denying the effect Margarita salt has on the drink. If unsure about the rim, feel free to coat halfway to have a taste of both sides.
- Add honey or agave nectar for extra sweetness: Taste before adding the sweetener as the pineapple will likely be sweet enough.
Make your Frozen Pineapple Margarita with a Premium Quality Tequila
Olmeca Altos is known almost exclusively for its super-smooth taste. While notes of citrus and pepper can shine through for experienced palates, the real plus here is how seamlessly the liquor pairs with any Margarita mix. You have a little bit of vanilla, some notes of spicy pepper and sweet fruit, and an incredibly silky finish that rounds every sip out nicely.
Our Altos Plata is a 100% agave tequila, which is also quite affordable, so it could be a good option if you want to mix Pineapple Margarita blended cocktails on a budget.