This fresh pineapple margarita is absolutely fabulous for those who enjoy chilled cocktails and the combined flavors of sweet and salty. Another reason I love this great cocktail is that a batch can be made ahead of time for welcoming guests at a party.
First let me say that my recipe was inspired by Ali from Gimme Some Oven.
Things you will need: blender, cutting board, knife, measuring cups, straws, cocktail napkins--and of course fun glass!
Round up the ingredients: fresh pineapple (please, no canned pineapples; fresh lime (but if you must, pure lime juice from a bottle will do); honey; triple sec; and tequila!!
Be sure the glass is nicely chilled. Then coat the rim with lime and dip in salt, lots of dipping in the salt!!
Ingredients for fresh pineapple margarita:
1-1/2 cups of fresh pineapple chunks (Go for it and purchase the whole pineapple!)
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup tequila (I use tequila reposado)
1/2 cup triple sec liqueur (or Cointreau)
3 tablespoons of honey (less or more according to your taste)
3-4 ice cubes (if serving right away)
Margarita or kosher salt
Chilled glasses (margarita glasses or some other fun glasses such as mason jars)
Lime quarters (sufficient to line glass rims)
Lime and/or pineapple wedges for garnishes and serving (optional)
In a blender, stir pineapple chunks into a mush. Add lime juice, tequila, triple sec and honey (to taste). Continue blending on stir. If you are serving right away, add 3-4 ice cubes and blend.
Line the rims of the chilled glass with a lime wedge. Dip the rim of glass into the margarita or kosher salt. Serve on the side and/or add a garnish of a pineapple or lime wedge to the rim. Add a straw, if desired.
Remember, you can make this ahead of time for a party. Keep the batch chilled in the refrigerator. Your guests will love you even more when you greet them at the door with a very cold fresh pineapple margarita.
Serves 2 in a deep margarita glass. Of course, bump up the ingredients for a party!