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Pineapple Margarita Recipe

There are many twists and variations to the Classic Margarita, and this Pineapple Margarita is one of them! It's delicious and sweet and is a great option to satisfy any sweet cravings. This recipe is very easy to prepare and only takes about 5 minutes to complete. While this Pineapple Margarita recipe is an on-the-rock recipe, it can be easily altered to be frozen by adding ice. To change it, add a single cup of ice to the single-serving recipe and four cups of ice to the pitcher recipe. If you want it to be slushier, you can always add more. 
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Pineapple Margarita Ingredients 

Pineapple juice 

Pineapple juice is the star of this margarita, but there are different types of pineapple juice you can use. 
  • Frozen pineapple juice: Pineapple juice is available frozen in small canisters and packages. When using frozen pineapple juice, thaw out the juice beforehand and prepare it based on the instructions on the package. 
  • Canned pineapple juice: Pineapple juice is also available in simple cans, which can be easily stored in cupboards. 
  • Jarred pineapple juice: Typically found in refrigerated aisles, Jarred pineapple juice tends to be of a higher quality. 
  • Fresh pineapple juice: There's nothing better than pineapples that have been freshly juiced, but it's understandable if you don't have them on hand. One standard pineapple can yield between 1 cup and 1 1/2 cups of juice. Simply strain out any pulp that is left over after blending, and you'll have a delicious drink
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Other Ingredients 

As with any Margarita recipe, the two common forms of alcohol used are tequila and orange liqueur. Any kind of tequila will do, so you can add in your favorite. The type of orange liqueur you use doesn't matter, but Triple Sec tends to be the more popular option. 

Single Serving - Pineapple Margarita Recipe 

For a mouthwatering recipe, you can enjoy all to yourself, follow this single-serving Pineapple Margarita recipe. 
Ingredients: 
  • 3 oz of pineapple juice 
  • 2 ounces of orange juice 
  • ½ tablespoon of lime juice 
  • 1-ounce orange liqueur 
  • 1-ounce tequila 
  • Agave or simple syrup for taste (optional) 
  • Ice 
  • Salt, optional 
  • Lime slices and pineapple chunks for garnish, optional 
If you'd like to enjoy your margarita with salted rims, run a slice of lime along the rim of the glass and dip it in kosher salt. In a cocktail shaker, add the orange liqueur, tequila, juices, and ice. If you want to sweeten it up more, you can even add agave or simple syrup. Shake well until the outside of the shaker is frosted. Strain and pour into the prepared Margarita glass and, if desired, garnish with pineapple chunks and lime slices. 

Pitcher Serving - Pineapple Margarita Recipe 

This pitcher of Pineapple Margarita yields eight delicious servings. 
Ingredients: 
  • 3 cups of pineapple juice  
  • 1 and 3/4 cups of orange juice 
  • 2 ounces of fresh lime juice 
  • 1 cup of orange liqueur  
  • 1 cup of tequila 
  • Agave or simple syrup for taste (optional) 
  • Ice 
  • Pineapple chunks and lime slices for garnish, optional 
  • Salt, optional 
In a blender, combine the juices, tequila, and orange liqueur. Rub the rim of the Margarita glass with a lime and dip in salt if you want a rimmed glass, and add a few cubes of ice to each glass. Pour the margarita mixture over the ice and garnish. 
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Alternate Margarita Recipes 

Besides this incredible Pineapple Margarita recipe, there are many other alternative Margarita recipes. 

Margarita FAQ 

Can you freeze margaritas? 

Yes, margaritas can be frozen ahead of time for luncheons and special occasions. They can be placed in a sealed freeze-safe container and, if stored correctly, will remain good for up to a year. 

Is there a skinny Margarita? 

There are skinny margaritas available for anyone who is watching their calorie or sugar intake. The recipe above can be a skinny Margarita if fresh juice is used and sweeteners are left out.