Pineapple Margarita 🍍
🍍 Pineapple Margarita? yes, please.
It’s still very much spring in Denver and I am ready for some consistent, warm weather. This pineapple margarita is perfect for channeling some warm, island vibes whenever you need them.
Tequila is my go-to drink and, more recently, I’ve gotten interested in the history & process of making tequila. After trying more traditional tequilas, I definitely have some new favorites. For this drink, I really like LALO, a newer brand that was started by the grandson of Don Julio González.
This marg is a little more exciting than my standard tequila, lime, & Mineragua combo. And a little more tame than Chase’s Perfect Margarita. I like a blanco tequila for this one and, for a double dose of pineapple, I use Patron’s pineapple liquor and Pineapple Jarritos. A non-negotiable for me is fresh squeezed lime juice. Even the organic, real, bottled stuff can’t compare to fresh.
Another key to a good cocktail is shaking it! This not only mixes the ingredients but also chills them to a lower temp than you’d get with stirring, dilutes the mixture (this isn’t a bad thing), and aerates it to create a smoother mouth feel. 🤓
To get going, mix two tablespoons of Tajin and a teaspoon of granulated sugar together on a small plate. Grab a glass and rub the rim with a lime wedge. Dip the rim of the glass into the Tajin mixture and shake off any excess. Add ice to the glass and set aside.
In a shaker filled with ice, add 1.5oz of some good tequila, 1/2 oz pineapple liquor, and 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice. Shake it up for a good 15 seconds then strain into your prepped glass. We don’t want that ice that’s in the shaker anymore! Top with about 4 oz of Pineapple Jarritos and garnish with a lime wedge & fresh pineapple.