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Pineapple jalapeño margarita

Pineapple Margarita

Posted by: Ari Laing

Say hello to your new favorite cocktail, the spicy pineapple margarita! It's naturally sweet, but gets a kick from a Tajin and salt rim, as well as sliced jalapeños. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any hot summer day!

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Posted by: Ari Laing
Grilled pineapple margarita
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Pineapple Margarita

Say hello to your new favorite cocktail, the spicy pineapple margarita! It's naturally sweet, but gets a kick from a Tajin and salt rim, as well as sliced jalapeños. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any hot summer day!
Prep Time5 mins
Grilling Time, If Charring Pineapple Wedges10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: casamigos, cinco de mayo cocktail, how to make a margarita, margarita recipe, tequila cocktail
Servings: 2 drinks
Calories: 201kcal
Author: Ari Laing

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker with strainer
  • Lowball glass
  • Grill or grill pan if grilling pineapple -- highly recommend!

Ingredients

  • 3 oz tequila blanco such as Casamigos
  • 4 oz pineapple juice fresh or bottled
  • 1 ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ oz Cointreau
  • pineapple wedges for garnish, about 1-2 per drink
  • Kosher salt for rim of glass
  • Tajin for rim of glass
  • 1 jalapeño thinly sliced, for serving

Instructions

  • Make the pineapple marg. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add 4 oz pineapple juice, 3 oz tequila, 1 ½ oz fresh lime juice, and 1 ½ oz Cointreau. Secure lid, then shake for 10-12 seconds to aerate the drink.
  • Grill pineapple wedges. This step is optional, but adds so much flavor and is delicious for snacking! Heat a large grill pan or grill over medium-high heat. When hot, grill pineapple wedges for 1-2 minutes per side, or until just charred. Set aside.
  • Prepare the glass, then serve. Run a lime wedge along the rim of the glass, then dip upside down into a shallow bowl with equal parts Kosher salt and tajin stirred together. Place ice in glass (optional). Strain into glasses, then add 1-2 jalapeño slices to each drink. Garnish with grilled pineapple wedges.

Notes

  • What is tajin? It's a blend of chili powder, dehydrated lime juice, and sea salt. It adds salty, sweet, and sour flavors, but has very little heat overall. Using it alongside Kosher salt to rim cocktail glasses adds a little zest to the flavor profile!

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Sodium: 4mg | Calcium: 11mg | Vitamin C: 20mg | Vitamin A: 89IU | Sugar: 13g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 123mg | Calories: 201kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 1g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 16g | Iron: 1mg
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