With Cinco de Mayo coming up this weekend, I thought it would be nice to put a spin on a margarita. Well, that’s partly true. I really had this poor, sad, forgotten pineapple just sitting all alone on my counter (we can address my produce addiction another time). Now, I’m not telling you to use a rotten pineapple, but if it’s just a bit too ripe, cut it up into cubes, lay them out on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper and throw them in the freezer until frozen. From there you can use some to whip up this drink then put the rest in a zipper bag and back into the freezer for future margaritas or smoothies. Cheers!
Frozen Pineapple Margarita
about 6 ice cubes
2 C. frozen cut pineapple
1 C. orange juice
1 – 2 T. honey or agave (depending on the sweetness of your pineapple)
juice and zest of one lime
1/2 c. tequila
1 T. triple sec
turbinado sugar for serving
lime wedge for serving
Put all ingredients into the blender. Blend on high speed for about one minute. If you’d like to rim the glasses with the turbinado, fill one shallow dish with water and one with some sugar in it. Dip the glass into the water. Let the excess drip off, then dip into the sugar. Pour the margarita into chilled margarita glasses and garnish with a wedge of lime.
Serves about 4 margaritas.
Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
I love the idea of making your own IQF pineapple. How smart! And then to use it in these gorgeous drinks? Amazing! Totally love it!
Thanks so much Katie! I always seem to have a pineapple on the counter a bit too long…so cutting it up and freezing is such a great way to use it up.
Does “T” mean tsp or tbsp? These look incredible, thank you for posting!
Thank you, Alex! I’m so glad you think so! “T” is tablespoon…sorry, I’m too lazy to write the whole word out! ;)
Wish I had a sip of this. Thanks for posting the recipe.
Thank you Heide! So glad you like it. :)
This sounds like a good drink to have out on the deck on a hot night here in Florida.
I agree Debra! I love frozen drinks like this on super hot days! I’m so glad you like this drink and thanks so much for taking the time to comment!
Now this is something I can’t wait to make for myself…one of my favorite parts is the salt LOL
Lets just hope I don’t make this too often.
Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig
Totally beautiful and sounds so refreshing. Perfect way to use up a pineapple!!
I’m so glad you think so Cathy! It was a very nice way to use that pineapple! I had it for lunch that day! ;) Then took a nap!
Right in time for Cinco De Mayo!
Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving
OMG, my husband would go bananas over this. Gorgeous photos also :)
Thanks so much Kelly! Happy Cinco de Mayo! :)
Jerry | Simply Good Eating
Caroline, this is a great looking Margarita especially for Cinco de Mayo.
Thanks Jerry! I was thinking the same thing! :)