Fresh Pineapple Margarita With Honey

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. 

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 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!

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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!!

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Be sure the glass is nicely chilled.  Then coat the rim with lime and dip in salt, lots of dipping in the salt!!

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The Recipe:

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)

Directions:

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!

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Enjoy!