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Pineapple Margaritas

I have a fruity margarita recipe for you today! < Pineapple Margaritas

Pineapple Margaritas

I have never, ever been a huge fan of margaritas- you know, the classic kind.  Maybe I’ve just not had the right one, or maybe I haven’t found the best tequila to make it awesome or something.  But I just don’t love them like most of the rest of the world.  FRUITY margaritas are another story- especially the margaritas that utilize fruits that aren’t really the norm.  Mango?  I’m in.  Melon?  YES.  Watermelon?  Give me two of those.  And these Pineapple margaritas… I love these too.

Pineapple Margaritas Prep 1

I’m all for using good tequila for drinks- this Don Julio stuff is an Anejo variety-  It literally takes 14 years to age and produce, resulting in a smooth and flavorful tequila.  My husband didn’t want me to use it for margaritas since the flavor is mixed in with other strong flavors, but I did it anyways.  Anejo tequila is a great sipping tequila too.

Pineapple Margaritas Prep 2

I was the margarita maker- using my fancy schmancy new KitchenAid blender.  About 5 seconds after taking this photo, I took the lid off the blender, wiggled it off its base and accidentally turned on the blender again while doing so.  Margaritas went everywhere!  Fun stuff.

Pineapple Margaritas #recipe - RecipeGirl.com

Eventually the margaritas made it to these margarita glasses.  I personally love to add fresh pineapple as garnish because fresh pineapple is the BOMB to munch while you’re drinking a cocktail.  Enjoy this fruity margarita, and have a Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Yield: 4 cocktails

Prep Time: 10 min

Pineapple Margaritas

Ingredients:

1 cup good tequila
1 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
6 tablespoons triple sec
4 teaspoons granulated white sugar
2 tablespoons Cointreau
crushed ice
lime slices or pineapple slices for garnish (optional)

Directions:

Fill blender about 1/3 full with ice. Add all ingredients (except garnish). Blend. Pour in to glasses and garnish. Drink!

Source: RecipeGirl.com

Other margarita recipes you should check out:
5 Fruity Margarita Recipes 
Sangria Swirled Frozen Margaritas
Watermelon Margaritas
Mango Margaritas

14 Responses to “Pineapple Margaritas”

  1. postedMay 3, 2014 5:36 AM

    Oh my goodness. I bet you had a sticky margarita mess on your hands!
    They sound delightful and refreshing!

  2. postedMay 3, 2014 5:59 AM

    YUM! I had a blender accident also recently while pureeing blueberries… what a sticky mess! I love margaritas and have NEVER had or made a pineapple one. Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  3. postedMay 3, 2014 6:09 AM

    I love the specification of ‘good’ tequila. As opposed to frat house stuff that you get a nasty hangover from, right 🙂 I bet that Don J anejo is amazing. And whoa, the margarita explosion.Omg. Sticky, awful, I hope you at least were able to salvage a little bit. I would have been so ticked. At the mess, and wasting the good tequila 🙂 pinned

  4. postedMay 3, 2014 6:35 AM

    Looooving these! They look awesome Lori!

  5. postedMay 3, 2014 7:25 PM

    These look yummy. I am with you on not being a huge fan of traditional margaritas. I love mango ones. I have never tried watermelon or pineapple. I will have to give them a try soon. Weather is getting perfect for frozen drinks.

  6. postedMay 3, 2014 11:01 PM

    One of these pineapple margaritas, some chips & salsa is all I need to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

  7. postedMay 4, 2014 3:33 AM

    I wish I had a fancy schmancy blender — ours died one day and my hubby ran to Target to pick up another one. My comment was to please not get the cheapest one. No he didn’t get the cheapest — second to the cheapest. It doesn’t do much but it does sound like a jet taking off. Next time I’ll go and pick one out.

  8. postedMay 4, 2014 6:23 AM

    I am obsessed with your cute blender!! Love that bright pop of blue! Love how simple this is and such fun glasses to serve it in 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful weekend Lori!

  9. postedMay 4, 2014 1:41 PM

    Love pineapple. And I so love the idea of a pineapple margarita!

  10. postedMay 5, 2014 4:10 PM

    These margaritas look so refreshing and delicious! Pineapple sounds like a flavor I really need to try! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  11. postedMay 5, 2014 7:05 PM
    Kristin

    I made these this evening for guests to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, along with a Mexican themed meal. They were excellent! Everyone loved them. My only substitution was putting Grand Marnier in place of the Cointreau, since we had none on hand. Thanks for the great recipe. I’ll make these again.

  12. postedMay 6, 2014 2:36 PM

    I love tropical fruit margaritas also! These pineapple ones are SO my kind of cocktail!

  13. postedMay 7, 2014 11:52 AM

    I know it’s past Cinco De Mayo but I want one anyway! Is it 5 o’clock yet?

  14. postedMay 7, 2014 1:50 PM

    Lori, it’s so funny. I love the plain frozen margaritas. I had a strawberry margarita a while back at our local restaurant, and didn’t really care for it. But when I made a strawberry/kiwi margarita from Sally’s Baking Addiction, I loved it. Maybe homemade fruity margaritas are way to go! Oh and that Don Julio is awesome stuff. I savor it for sipping. I can’t dare to put it in the mix drinks. Maybe I will 😉

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