How to Make a Pineapple Margarita and Spicy Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita

If you love margaritas, you’ll love these two variations, which use pineapple juice to add a tropical twist to the classic cocktail. Whether you like a sweet and refreshing pineapple margarita or a spicy and tangy pineapple jalapeno margarita, this article provides the recipes and tips to make them.

If you are looking for a refreshing drink to beat the heat, you might want to try our strawberry mojito recipe that we shared in our previous blog post. It is a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail that combines fresh strawberries, mint leaves, lime juice, rum, and club soda.

What is a Margarita? 🍸

A margarita is a sour cocktail with three basic ingredients: tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur. It’s usually served on the rocks (with ice) or blended (with ice and fruit). The margarita’s origin is debatable, but some say it was invented in Mexico in the 1930s or 1940s. Margaritas are one of the most popular cocktails in the world, with many variations and flavors.

What is a Pineapple Margarita? 🍍

A pineapple margarita is a fruity version of the margarita that uses pineapple juice instead of or in addition to lime juice. It’s a refreshing and sweet drink perfect for summer or any time you want to feel like you’re on a tropical holiday. Pineapple juice also pairs well with barrel-aged tequila, such as aΓ±ejo or reposado, which have a softer and richer flavor than blanco tequila.

How to Make a Pineapple Margarita 🍽️

You’ll need the following ingredients to make a pineapple margarita recipe:

  • 2 ounces of tequila πŸ₯ƒ
  • 2 ounces of pineapple juice 🍍
  • 3/4 ounce of lime juice πŸ‹
  • 3/4 ounce of orange liqueur 🍊
  • Ice ❄️
  • Salt (for rimming the glass, optional) πŸ§‚
  • Pineapple and lime wedges (for garnish, optional) πŸπŸ‹

1) If you want to rim the glass with salt, sand a lime wedge around the edge of a rock glass and dip it into a salt plate. Set aside.

2) Combine tequila, pineapple, lime, and orange liqueur in a cocktail shaker or a large jar with a lid. Fill the shaker or jar with ice and shake well until chilled and frothy.

3) Strain the cocktail into the prepared glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a pineapple and a lime wedge if desired. Enjoy!

What is a Spicy Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita? πŸ˜‹

A spicy pineapple jalapeno margarita is a spicy version of the pineapple margarita that uses jalapeno peppers to add some heat and flavor to the drink. It’s a great way to spice up your margarita and balance the sweetness of the pineapple. You can adjust the spiciness by using more or less jalapenos or by removing the seeds and membranes containing most of the heat.

Variations πŸ”„

There are many variations of this delicious margarita you can try some:

Rocks Jalapeno Pineapple πŸ§‰

For ice lovers, here’s your margarita. While adding subdued heat, jalapeno slices make this drink a refreshing and spicy delicacy.

1800 Margarita πŸ₯‚

The high-end version of a regular cocktail made with 1800 tequila. It has a velvet touch, which complements the tropical taste or flavor of pineapple.

Cutwater Margarita πŸ§ƒ

The pre-mixed Spirits offer a chance for individuals who like their margaritas on the go.

Yes, you can make the cocktail mixtures (without ice) in advance and store them in the fridge for up to a day. When ready to serve, shake them with ice and strain them into glasses.

Yes, you can multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you want and mix them in a large pitcher. Refrigerate until ready to serve, then pour over ice into glasses.

Yes, you can use any pineapple juice you have, as long as it’s not too sweet or artificial. Fresh pineapple juice is always the best, but canned or bottled juice will work, too.

Yes, you can use any kind of sweetener you like or have on hand. Simple syrup and agave nectar are the most common and easy to use, but you can also use honey, maple syrup, or grenadine.


Pineapple margaritas and spicy pineapple jalapeno margaritas are two delicious and easy ways to enjoy the classic margarita with a tropical twist. They are perfect for summer, parties, or any time you want to feel like you are on vacation. You can also make a vodka sour, a simple and classic sour cocktail that’s smooth and refreshing. Try these recipes, and let us know what you think!

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