Frozen Pineapple Margarita ~ The classic blended margarita gets a tropical update with fresh pineapple transporting you to the nearest island. Who says the margaritas have to stop flowing after Cinco de Mayo? A good margarita is needed and wanted all year long.
Usually I am boring, I just mix the basic margarita ingredients, pour over ice, and enjoy. But with all this pineapple around the house, well, something fabulous needed to be done. Enter the pineapple margarita.
The weather is warming, dinners will be eaten outside, and cocktails will be slushy and fruity. I do love this time of year.
During my recent trip to California, I went to dinner with ‘my girls’, my sister Ashley, cousin Stephanie, and friends, Kim and Wendy. We ordered various fruity margaritas which tasted more like they came from the slushy machine at the local convenience store than a Mexican restaurant.
After that dinner, I decided I was going to make my own frozen beverage and make it worthy of all the American tourist traps in Mexico (because I’m not sure actual Mexicans drink these.) I feel I was a success, and my taste-testers agreed as well.
Frozen Pineapple Margarita
- 1 1/2 cups ice
- 4 cups fresh pineapple; chopped; plus a few chunks for optional garnish
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice , plus some pulp
- 1/2 cup tequila silver
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur (triple sec or cointreau)
- 1/4 cup agave syrup (or simple syrup); more if desired
Add the ice, pineapple, lime juice/pulp, tequila, orange liqueur, and agave syrup to a blender.
Blend until combined.
Serve and enjoy responsibly.
Freeze any remaining cocktail or keep in the freezer until ready to serve. A quick pulse in the blender maybe requires and the juices separate after some time.
Whether you’re sitting on a beach in Mexico, in your Midwest backyard, or your city 6-floor walk up, this margarita will tantalize your tastebuds with good quality tequila (which is what I recommend, cheap tequila is just that, cheap, and not usually pure tequila, but that’s another story for another time) and fresh pineapple shines through, making it a true tropical experience.
Justine | Cooking and BeerMay 6, 2016 at 10:26 am
Pineapple is my all-time favorite tropical summer flavor. Love the idea of making it into a frozen margarita!
Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.May 6, 2016 at 4:56 pm
Those margarita’s look amazing and I kind of want one right now! Perfect for a hot sunny day!
Dorothy at Shockingly DeliciousMay 6, 2016 at 7:52 pm
Pineapple and tequila = a match made in heaven!
SabrinaMay 7, 2016 at 1:22 am
Pineapple is one of my favorite flavors! This sounds delicious!
Valerie | From Valerie's KitchenMay 7, 2016 at 2:55 pm
I’m all about margaritas any time of year! These look super refreshing and perfect for outdoor summer gatherings.
Michelle | A Dish of Daily LifeMay 9, 2016 at 4:33 am
This is definitely one for the pool parties this summer! I love frozen slushy fruity drinks. Can’t wait to try this, Michelle!
Nutmeg NannyMay 9, 2016 at 5:52 am
Cheers! This is one delicious looking cocktail!
Michelle | A Latte FoodMay 9, 2016 at 11:35 am
I love margaritas! These pineapple ones look like the perfect summer drink for happy hour!
pamMay 10, 2016 at 4:43 am
Looks and sounds amazing! I would love it if you would link it up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black!
Michelle De La CerdaMay 12, 2016 at 1:49 pm
Thank you, I linked up.
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