Pineapple margaritas are a delicious blend of freshly blended pineapple, lime juice and simple syrup with a tasty lime-sugar salt rim.
Pineapple margaritas. I can't even tell you how delicious these are. I tried my first pineapple margarita at an LCBO-sponsored event at The Drake Hotel back during Cinco de Mayo, and had it in my mind ever since to create my own.
You can add jalapeño ice cubes if you like (I've got a killer recipe for DIY flavoured ice cubes), or broil your pineapple in the oven for a juicier and deeper fruity flavour. The salt rim is probably one of my favourites, and it's so simple to make. All you have to do is combine a tiny bit of fresh lime juice with sugar and crushed sea salt and dip away.
Don't these just spell summer to you? When you're blending the pineapple you will have to strain it since it blends kind of foamy – I strained it twice and then added a tiny bit of water to make it more of a juicy consistency. The result, combined with the lime and simple syrup, was an amazingly refreshing cocktail perfect for all kinds of weekend celebration.
Will you be trying my delicious Pineapple Margaritas?
- 1 pineapple
- Simple syrup to taste
- 6 limes juiced
- 9 oz tequila
- 1/2 jalapeño optional
- Cut top of pineapple off, and then cut it in half. Using knife, cut out core and slice off outer skin. Dump chunks of pineapple into blender or Magic Bullet and blend until smooth. Strain twice with a strainer and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Create simple syrup by combining equal parts sugar and boiling water.
- Juice limes using a juicer and mix with simple syrup, pineapple and tequila.
- Serve over ice in margarita glasses, garnishing with jalapeño if desired.