Margarita | Life has been thrown for a little loop because our “house” is in the shop getting new floors installed. A friend lent us a tiny fifth-wheel to stay in while they put in the new floors but, let’s just say the workspace is challenging.
Thankfully the weather has been beautiful. Actually, it has been perfect for afternoon grilling and cocktails on the deck. I have a great warm weather cocktail just in time for cinco de mayo.
But, not everyone has been able to enjoy sunny days. I have seen some of my friends further north buried under a layer of snow. If you are looking for a little escape this cocktail is a great way to escape the lingering cold weather.
This cocktail has the classic tang of a margarita with a hint of tropical pineapple sweetness and a touch of spice. Take a sip and close your eyes and you just maybe transported to a little tropical getaway.
A basic margarita is a cocktail of tequila, orange liquor, and lime juice served over ice. For this variation, I swapped out the lime juice for pineapple juice and muddled some jalapeno slices. You can easily do this to create any variation of margarita.
Spicy Pineapple Margarita Recipe
3 ounces silver tequila
2 ounces pineapple juice
1 ounces orange liquor
2 thin slices jalapeño
fresh pineapple chunks
jalapeño slices, garnish
I love sweet and spicy! I have always enjoyed dishes that combine sweet and spicy flavors so, it stands to reason that I would love a sweet and spicy cocktail. At first, I thought it was crazy to drink anything remotely spicy but, it’s just enough to give you a tickle and it’s great with the pineapple. It’s the perfect margarita for your next girls night in margarita night! And, I fully plan on making myself one when I finish with our new camper!
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- 3 ounces silver tequila
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- 1 ounces orange liquor
- 2 thin slices jalapeño
- fresh pineapple chunks
- kosher salt
- jalapeño slices, garnish
- Pour kosher salt on a small plate. Rub the rim of a glass with a pineapple chunk. Press the rim of the glass into the salt until well coated.
- Add a bit of ice and 1 or 2 jalapeño slices to the glass, garnish with a pineapple chunk.
- Place jalapeño slices into a cocktail shaker. Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, muddle the jalapeño slices.
- Add tequila, pineapple juice, orange liquor, and ice. Shake until the outside of the shaker mists. Pour margarita into the glass. Serve
For a non-alcoholic version replace alcohol with 1 oz sour mix, 2 ounces club soda and 1-ounce orange juice.