Let’s celebrate Friday with a post-work drink, shall we? That’s my plan anyway.

Fresh Pineapple Margaritas

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.

Fresh Pineapple Margaritas

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!

Fresh Pineapple Margaritas

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.

Fresh Pineapple Margaritas

This is one heck of a weekend drink.

Fresh Pineapple Margaritas

Enjoy!

Fresh Pineapple Margaritas

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 margaritas

Ingredients

    Simple syrup:
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Margaritas:
  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve margaritas over ice and garnish with lime wedge if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven

http://warmvanillasugar.com/2015/05/29/fresh-pineapple-margaritas/

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14 Responses to Fresh Pineapple Margaritas

  1. Sues says:

    Could we make that a “during work cocktail” instead?? Haha πŸ™‚ I’ve been obsessed with pineapple lately and am absolutely loving this!

  2. it isn’t even 9am and I am having a rough morning. I sure could use this right now!

  3. Mmmmpineapple!
    Would this work with rum too? πŸ˜€ Sounds delicious anyway, and a perfect drink to wake you up after a long shift at work. I hope the weekend is better to you πŸ˜‰ xx

  4. Cheers Katrina. Love this margarita! Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  5. Love the bright color of these! So tropical and yum πŸ™‚

  6. Mmmm I am so happy pineapples are back in season and I don’t have to look at washed out pale yellow pineapples anymore. These look oh so yummy! I can’t wait to make these this summer.

  7. Everything about it is perfect! I hope you had a nice weekend πŸ™‚

  8. Joanne says:

    Can I start next weekend early?! Because I WAAANNNTTT.

  9. Woah, these look so refreshing!! Can I come drink them with you? πŸ˜‰

  10. thefolia says:

    I have tried my share of various rita flavors but never pineapple…will have to try!

  11. Lorena says:

    So nice! And very requested this summer days! However…. Do you think changing the pineapple flor kiwi or berries would be fine? I need 3 flovours . What do you recomend?

    • katrina says:

      I’ve tried this with mango and it was equally delicious, but haven’t tried it with anything else…maybe peach?? But if you try berries or kiwi let me know how it goes!!!

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