Who doesn’t love a good margarita? We’re big fans, especially in the spring and summer. Plus, I picked up a sweet bottle of tequila when I was in Arizona that I was just dying to play around with. After some recipe tasting, we settled on one we’re pretty excited to share with you – a pineapple mint margarita.
If you’ve never experienced pineapple and mint together, you’re missing out on an amazing combo. The flavours go together really well, it’s the epitome of freshness in a glass.
A traditional margarita is supposed to be 50% tequila, 29% Cointreau, 21% fresh lime juice. Now that’s what we call a boozy drink. Ours is a bit different. We added fresh pineapple, mint and a touch of simple syrup to the mix as well as swapped out Cointreau for Triple Sec. While Cointreau is delicious, it also carries a way heftier price tag than Triple Sec and when you’re using it in a mixed drink that has a number of prominent flavours (like this one) it’s almost a waste to use the pricy stuff. Save Cointreau for sipping on its own over ice, you know?
What we especially love about margaritas is how easy it is to make a big batch of them. This is a great cocktail to make when you’ve got a big group going, which is why we made these for our party game night. But, they’re also great without the booze too! If you’ve got pregnant friends or are doing a brunch and looking for a light smoothie, just omit the alcohol and add equal proportions of water instead.
- 3 oz of tequila
- 1 oz of Triple Sec
- 1 oz of simple syrup
- 1/2 cup of fresh lime juice
- 1 cup of frozen pineapple (you can also use fresh pineapple, we liked frozen for the slushy texture)
- 4-6 mint leaves (depending on how minty you like it)
- Sugar (for the rim)
- Pineapple wedges (for garnish)
*Makes 2 drinks, double or triple based on your group size or how thirsty you are.
- Add the tequila, Triple Sec, simple syrup, lime juice, mint and pineapple to the blender and pulse until smooth.
- Time to sugar the rim. Add a handful of sugar to a small plate and grab a margarita or champagne glass. Cut a very small indentation in a wedge of pineapple and circle the top of the glass with it. Then dip the rim of the glass in the sugar.
- Fill your glass with your maragarita mixture and garnish with a slice of pineapple.
- Cheers with your pals and enjoy this delicious bevy.