Frozen pineapple margaritas are guaranteed to keep your guests happy and your party going! Tropical, fruity and fresh flavours are perfect for the summer!
Oh hey there! Happy new week!
I hope your week went well and like me, you have been making the most of the Summer? If anything, I have probably been enjoying it a bit too much, but you have to make the most of it while it lasts, right?
July is a month of many birthdays among my family and friends. My dad's and mine included. So I thought it's only fair to celebrate with a classy cocktail recipe. Plus, I only ever published two cocktail recipes, this bergamot mojito and New Year breeze cocktail. So it's about time I expand this selection!
Frozen pineapple margaritas
These pineapple margaritas are literally out of this world! The recipe is inspired by this one from the Foolproof Living. They are perfect cocktails to serve at any party, but they are especially good during summer months. Because the recipe is using frozen pineapple, it will keep you cool as cucumber during a hot day. This cocktail is full of sweet, fruity and tropical notes, with some quenching lime and characteristic tequila flavours. It guarantees to keep your guests happy, but be prepared, because they will keep coming for more!
What ingredients do I need to make frozen pineapple margaritas?
As with any margarita cocktail, this recipe is based on tequila. I'm using gold tequila here, but silver one is what most of the recipes call for. Whichever you choose, it will taste amazing, so let's not worry about that!
Other than tequila, you will need an orange liquor, like triple sec or Cointreau, healthy amount of fresh limes, frozen pineapple chunks and some cane sugar syrup. Sugar syrup is not necessary, but it adds some extra sweetness, however, if you don't have any on hand, use a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar instead.
As with any well-made cocktail, garnishes are a must! You can use slices of lime or chunks of pineapple and some fresh mint. Or go crazy and use all of them together!
I love using a mix of sea salt and chilli powder to rim the glasses with, and I highly recommend trying that mix! It goes sooooo well with sweetness of pineapple and sharpness of lime and tequila. If you are not a fan of salt on your cocktail glass, swap it for sugar. Add some lime or lemon zest to it if you are feeling really fancy!
Making the pineapple margaritas
This part could not be any easier. You simply put all of the ingredients (minus the garnishes, obvs) into a blender and blend until smooth. Decorate the rim of the glasses with salt or sugar. You can also add some crushed ice into the glasses, but because of the frozen pineapple, they will already be quite cold and cool. Add some garnish, and voila! The recipe for a perfect party is ready!
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Frozen Pineapple Margaritas
- 115 ml tequila
- 40 ml Cointreau Orange Liqueur (or triple sec)
- 30 ml cane sugar syrup
- 80 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
- 300 g frozen pineapple chunks
For the garnish:
- 2 small limes
- 1 medium pineapple slice
- 1 small bunch of fresh mint
For the rim:
- 2 tablespoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon chilli powder
- Cut one lime into slices and the other into wedges. Set aside.
- Place all the ingredients for the margaritas in the electric blender and blend until smooth.
- Mix the sea salt and chilli powder together, take a lime wedge and run it over the rim of your glass. Dip the rim of the glass into the sea salt and chilli mix. Pour the cocktails into the glasses and enjoy!
Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend that you use digital scales for a more accurate results. I have provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe but please note that I haven’t tested using this method.
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These are so perfect for a hot summer weekend!
Thank you so much dear Jess! They are made for summer weekends! 😉
This sounds fantastic. Perfect for hot summer days. I will save this recipe and make for me and hubs. He will love the tropical flavor in this drink.
thanks Natalie, I'm glad to hear that you like it! I'm also a fan of tropical flavours, especially on a hot day! Hope you both will enjoy them! Cheers!
Yes! I’m so here for pineapple margaritas on this 100 degree day! Happy birthday too!
Hi Jenna! Thanks so much!!! They will definitely help you to stay cool on a hot day! 😉 x
Your pictures are stunning and really highlight your frozen pineapple margarita. This frozen treat will be a hit at our next summer gathering.
hello Kelly, thank you so much for your sweet comment and kind words! They always go down so well with guests, everyone loves them! Hope you will enjoy them too!
This drink is beautiful! This is perfect for my next summer brunch. I can’t wait to try it!
Thank you so much Amy! Please let me know if you try it, I would love to know what you think! x
These margaritas are the perfect thing to be sipping on a steamy hot day like today! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Anne! They are great for a hot day, just make sure to go easy on tequilla 😉 We are about to have a heatwave in the UK this week, but I've heard you guys been getting it really HOT! Stay cool! x
This looks so refreshing! I have never had a pineapple margarita but this is definately the recipe to try!! Perfectly refreshing for summer!!
Hello Amanda! Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I only discovered them few months ago myself, but they have very quickly became my favourite cocktail! Already planning to try them with different types of fruit!
This looks so delicious and refreshing for a hot day! And I love the idea of adding chili powder to the rim along with the salt, that sounds like a nice contrast to the sweet pineapple!
Hey Kate, thanks so much for stopping by! Yes, totally agree, the chilli and salt mix gives a nice balance to the sweet pineapple! Glad you like it too!
I'm going to make these just the way you've done it. Looks just right to keep the party going..
Thanks Alisha, they are perfect to keep the guests happy, especially on a hot day! x
I am dreaming of these for this weekend. We are having a small gathering and I know that these would be the perfect addition. Can't wait!
Hey Jacquelyn, glad you like these! And I hope you and your guests did enjoy them over the weekend! x
Oh, you had me at Cointreau, I love the combinations you have on this margaritas especially the addition of pineapple. So tropical. Perfect for this hot summer BBQ parties we are having now. Can't wait to try these.
Hi Veena, glad to hear you like the flavours in this recipe! These margaritas are just ideal for any summer gatherings, and always are a crowd pleasers! Cheers!
Oh girl...I need this like RIGHT NOW! lol I've had a stressful week and this just looks divine! Absolute Perfection!
Hey Leslie, sorry to hear you're having a stressful week, but I guarantee one (or two) of these would put your week back on the right track! big hug! x
These pineapples margaritas look so refreshing 😍 the perfect drink for summer! Love your beautiful pictures, Anna! ❤️
Hey Bianca! Thanks so much, I'm glad to hear you like them! I hope we can sip on these together one day! Hugs x