Signature Sips: Pineapple Margaritas Two Ways

Fact: pineapples are one of nature’s sweetest gifts. They’re bright, refreshing, and beautifully tart!

pineapple

Fact: margaritas are one of the cocktail world’s greatest gifts. They’re strong, sweet, and salty! (Plus, they go GREAT with guacamole).

Fact: July 24th is is National Tequila Day, so we figured we should pair up some of summertime’s greatest gifts and make the ultimate July treat: did someone say pinearita party?!

Now, before we get ahead of ourselves, we realize that some people like their margaritas sweet, and others like them with a little more of a kick. We’ve got you covered! We are going to do pineapple margaritas (pinearitas) two ways!

Charred Chipotle Pinearita

This delectable cocktail has all of the sweet and tart that you could want from pineapple, but with a smoky chipotle twist. You will need:

Ingredients

charred pineapple margarita ingredients

  • Tequila
  • Orange liquor
  • Pineapple
  • Pineapple juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Orange juice
  • Lime
  • Salt
  • Chipotle chili powder
  • Fresh sage

Step one: char it!

charred pineapple

First, take cut pineapple and grill or charbroil it.

Step two: prepare the rims

prepare your cocktail rims

Mix salt and chipotle chili powder together and wet the rim of your glasses with lime. Then, dip the rims in the salt mixture to form a thick coating! Now, put your glasses to the side and fill a shaker with ice.

Step three: muddle

muddle pineapple, sage, and sugar

Take a bowl and put in your charred pineapple, simple syrup, and seven sage leaves. Muddle it together to get all of the flavors mixing and mingling.

add muddled pineapple to cocktail

Then, add this mixture to your shaker.

Step four: add in the liquor

Add tequila to cocktail

Add three ounces of tequila, and one ounce of orange liquor into your shaker.

Step five: add your citrus

add citrus to cocktail

Now, add in one ounce of lime juice, a half ounce of orange juice, and a half ounce of lemon juice. Once everything is in the shaker, shake vigorously until a frost appears on the outside of your glass.

Step six: finishing touches!

cocktail finishing touches

Pour your mixture into your prepped glasses and then top with fresh pineapple juice.

charred pineapple margarita

Finally, garnish your glass with a piece of charred pineapple and fresh sage.

Looks pretty good! Now, for the sweeter version…

Roasted Vanilla Pinearita

For sweeter folks, the roasted vanilla pinearita is full of warm vanilla notes and roasted pineapple goodness. To make it, you will need:

Ingredients

roasted vanilla pineapple margarita ingredients

  • Tequila
  • Pineapple
  • Pineapple juice
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Lime
  • Fresh mint

Step one: make simple syrup

vanilla simple syrup

First, cut a pineapple and place in a roasting pan. Split and scrape a vanilla bean, and then spread on the pineapple.

roasted pineapple with vanilla

Coat generously with sugar, and then roast for 45 minutes on 425 degrees F. After roasting, drain the liquid from the pan into a jar and voila – pineapple vanilla simple syrup!

Step two: prep your glasses

salty mint sugar cocktail rim

While your syrup cools, pulse fresh mint, salt, and sugar in a food processor. Then, wet the rims of your glasses with lime and dip in the minty sugar mixture.

Step three: tequila

just add tequila

Fill your glasses with ice and then put an ounce (or two) of tequila in each.

Step four: sweeten it!

just add simple syrup

Now, add a half ounce of your delicious vanilla syrup to each glass…

just add pineapple juice

…and then top with fresh pineapple juice!

Step five: finishing touches

vanilla pineapple margaritas

All that’s left to do now is garnish with some pineapple fronds and vanilla bean…

national tequila day cocktails

…and enjoy your pinearita whether spicy, sweet, or both. We’re not judging 😉

Cheers – happy sipping!

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