Fresh Pineapple Margaritas

June 21, 2019

Happy 1st day of summer!!! This probably comes as no surprise, but HELLO! A margarita recipe. I just can’t help myself. But not just any margarita.  A fresh pineapple margarita! Does anything sound more appealing? I don’t know what I like more in this margarita. The bright flavor of the fresh pineapple puree. ...or the yummy cinnamony sugary rim? 

This is easily my favorite cocktail to make at home.  And maybe for the color alone; it is thee most stunning shade of bright yellow! Fresh pineapple and citrus juice are definitely the key players here so make sure you use freshly squeezed lemon, lime and orange juice to make it extra special.

And the cinnamon sugar rim? Game changer, so don’t skip out on it.  But if you MUST be traditional, a salted rim would be phenomenal.

INGREDIENTS (Makes 1 Cocktail):

½ Cup Fresh Pineapple, Chopped
1 Ounce Grand Mariner
2 Ounces Good Tequila, Silver or Gold, based on your preference
½ Ounce Fresh Lime Juice (About 1 Lime)
½ Ounce Fresh Orange Juice (About ½ Orange)
½ Ounce Fresh Lemon Juice (About ½ Lemon)
Cinnamon + Sugar for the Rim, Plus Cherries and Pineapple for Garnish

Whenever I get ready to have happy hour or cocktails at home, I make sure to make it an EXPERIENCE! To me, that means gathering all of my ingredients, pretty glasses, and garnishes - and setting them up into a lovely arrangement. It just makes me happy.  This also inspires me to create something delicious AND beautiful – which is always a must. 

{To begin making the cocktail, put fresh pineapple chunks and the Grand Marnier into a blender.} 

{Pulse the pineapple and orange liqueur until it makes a delicious boozy pineapple puree.}

{Make sure it's perfectly smooth and blended.  Pro Tip: store any leftover pineapple puree in the fridge for a few days and add it to wine or champagne for a wine cooler or Bellini situation! I could drink this concoction with a spoon.}

{Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.}

{Then add in the tequila.}

{Next in goes your FRESH citrus juice.  Orange, lemon and lime, oh my!}

{Finally, add in your pineapple and Grand Marnier puree. Shake it in the shaker for a good minute or so to thoroughly combine and chill everything.}

{In the glass of your choice, rub a lemon slice around the edge.}

{Dip the glass in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar to coat the rim.  I used 3 Tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.}

{Pour your shaken and chilled cocktail into the cinnamon sugar rimmed glass. Liquid gold! }

{You should have a nice layer of delicious foam at the top from all that shaking and that is the marking of a GOOD cocktail, in my opinion. :)}

{Garnish with a cherry and a few pineapple chunks and ENJOY responsibly.}

I can't think of a better way to kick of the summer season than with this cold, fruity and refreshing drink. This is literally summer in a glass. I'll take 3, please! 

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