Let’s celebrate Friday with a post-work drink, shall we? That’s my plan anyway.
This past week was a bit rough, so I really wanted a pretty glass of fresh fruit (with tequila) that not only tasted great but was also colourful and a tiny bit fancy.
Margaritas fit the bill quite nicely.
Plus, I love making a big batch of this drink and serving it to guests. My sister is visiting with her boyfriend and we have some serious catching up to do!
The base of this drink is relatively classic: tequila, orange liqueur (I used Grand Marnier) and lime juice, but I added some fresh pineapple for summer and some simple syrup for sweetness.
This is one heck of a weekend drink.
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 cups chopped fresh pineapple
- 1 cup fresh lime juice (squeezed from about 8 limes)
- 1/2 cup silver tequila
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur (I used Grand Marnier)
- 1/4 cup simple syrup
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp course salt
- Sliced lime wedges, for serving
- For the simple syrup, combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved. Set aside and allow to cool.
- Place the pineapple in a blender and pulse until combined. Add the lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and simple syrup and blend until completely mixed.
- Combine the sugar and salt on a plate or shallow dish. Cut lime into wedges and rub the rims of your serving glasses with 1 lime wedge. Dip rims of glasses in sugar-salt mixture.
- Serve margaritas over ice and garnish with lime wedge if desired. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven