This ultra refreshing Pineapple Margarita is a breeze to make and tastes amazing! Perfect for poolside parties and gatherings, Cinco de Mayo and casual get togethers. Make it frozen or serve on the rocks – your choice! More summer drinks to try: Midori Sour, Orange Julius, or this Mint Lemonade!
One of the flavors that I look forward to most during the summer would have to be pineapple. Without a doubt, it’s one of our favorite flavors and there is just something spectacularly sweet and refreshing about a pineapple.
More often than not, we have a pineapple on the counter and my boys will beg and please daily until I either cut it up for them or use it in a recipe.
We use pineapple A LOT. Cooking, baking, salads, drinks. It really goes great in just about everything. We use fresh when we can but canned pineapple is great in a pinch!
- Pineapple Strawberry Mojito
- Practically Perfect Pineapple Punch
- Pineapple Pinwheel Cookies
- Practically Perfect Pineapple Cake
- Mini Pineapple Cheesecake Trifles
What’s In A Pineapple Margarita
A pineapple margarita recipe has a lot of the same ingredients you would see in a regular margarita like limes and tequila, but with a few delicious pineapple twists.
For the salt rim:
- kosher salt (or for a sweet change of pace, try sugar!)
- lime zest
For the margarita:
- pineapple chunks – fresh is best but canned will work as well as frozen pineapple, see notes below
- lime wedge
- lime juice
- silver tequila
- pineapple juice
For the garnish:
- lime wedges
- pineapple wedges
Can I use canned pineapple instead of fresh? Yes, you absolutely can. The flavor of fresh is unmatched but it shouldn’t prevent you from making this amazing margarita.
Can I make this a blended frozen margarita? Mmmmm! Yes you can and that’s a really delicious way to serve this cocktail at parties. Simply combine the ingredients into a blender and add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice to the blender for each serving.
For a blended margarita, you can also use frozen pineapple and omit the ice.
Is the salt rim necessary? If you don’t love the salted rim, try making it with sugar instead! It adds a lovely sweetness to this cocktail.
The flavor is really unmatched and nothing beats an ice cold margarita on a hot summer day. Sitting by the pool and sipping on one of these babies will be the highlight of your summer.
More Pineapple Recipes To Try
- Pineapple Cucumber Salad
- Pina Colada Fluff
- Strawberry Pineapple Cake
- No Bake Pina Colada Cream Pie
- To Die For Carrot Cake
How To Make a Pineapple Margarita
Lime Margarita Salt
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt can also use sugar if you like it sweet
- 1 lime zested
- ½ cup pineapple chunks
- 1 lime wedge
- 2 tablespoons lime juice freshly squeezed
- 3 ounces silver tequila
- 3 ounces pineapple juice
- lime wedges
- pineapple wedges
- In a shallow bowl, combine the lime zest and kosher salt.
- Rim the edge of a glass using a lime wedge and then dip the glass in the margarita salt. Set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle the pineapple chunks and lime wedge.
- Add the lime juice, tequila, pineapple juice and ice to the shaker and shake for 30 seconds or so.
- Pour or strain into salt rimmed glass with ice.
- Garnish each glass with a lime wedge and pineapple wedge or however you like. Serve immediately.
- Canned pineapple can be used instead of fresh.
- Turn this a blended frozen margarita by simply combining the ingredients in a blender and add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice to the blender for each serving. You can also use frozen pineapple and omit the ice.