Margarita of the Month: March

March 5, 2013

Margarita of the Month: March

Pineapple Margarita

Pineapple Margarita

Well, once again we spent too much time drinking and celebrating margaritas in February (more on that in another post…) to get you a recipe for that month, so let’s not waste too many days in March before we try something new…

This recipe is inspired by one from Rick Bayless’ book Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles and Snacks (and I’m sure we’re going to be seeing more recipes from or inspired by this tome in the coming months…). So let’s get to it, shall we?

Pineapple Margarita

Parts and pieces...

Parts and pieces…

3 ounces Reposado Tequila

1 1/2 ounces fresh Lime Juice

1 1/2 ounces Cointreau (or other orange liquor)

3 ounces Pineapple Puree (see below)

Coarse Salt for rimming the glass

Piece of Pineapple and/or Lime for garnish as desired

First make the Pineapple Puree – take half of a fresh peeled and cored pineapple and cut into about 1″ pieces and put into a blender or food processor, add 1/2 cup sugar…


and 1/2 cup water. Process until very smooth and foamy (maybe 2-3 minutes).


Strain through a fine sieve (push down/stir with a spoon as needed), cover and refrigerate until needed (can be made 2-3 days ahead). Bayless notes that extra puree can be used to make pineapple agua fresca by adding sparking (or still water), some lime juice and maybe more sugar and serving over ice… but I’m thinking you may want to make lotsa margaritas…  okay, time to move on…

Moisten the rim of a glass (or two if you’re willing to share) with a bit of pineapple of slice of lime and upend the glass into the coarse salt to rim the glass.

Put the tequila, lime juice, Cointreau and pineapple puree in a cocktail shaker with a good handful of ice cubes and shake away until good and chilled.


Pour the pineapple-goodness into the prepared glass, garnish if desired, and sip away! Makes one big (my size) drink, or maybe two normal ones…

Pineapple Margarita

Pineapple Margarita

If you’re a pineapple fan (as I am), this one is a keeper for sure! For a little bit of bite, try adding some dried chili of your choice to the salt for rimming the glass – the sweetness of the pineapple can certainly handle it…

Give this one a try & let everyone know your thoughts in the comments!

Back to the bar…

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