Lime juice, muddled pineapple and agave make for a super fresh, refreshing cocktail that is perfect for Cinco de Mayo, summer celebrations or just because!
MJD and I are on our way back to Boston from a long weekend in sunny Marco Island, Florida.One of the best things about a tropical vacation is relaxing on the beach and enjoying a tropical cocktail or two! We definitely indulged in a few this past weekend ;).
If you don’t have a beach getaway in the next few days, Cinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse for us in the Northeast to indulge in something tropical, despite the weather or geographic location. An ice cold margarita fits the bill- providing the perfect cocktail to pretend you are celebrating beach side. My Pineapple Margarita is a delicious take on your traditional margarita with the addition of one of my favorite tropical flavors, pineapple! While this recipe may seem a bit labor intensive with fresh squeezed lime juice and muddled pineapples, I think you’ll really taste the difference in this freshly made and thirst-quenching cocktail. Cheers!
I’m a margarita on the rocks with salt girl. How do you like your margaritas?
Makes 6 drinks
- 2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 and 1/2 cups muddled pineapple
- 4 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1 cup agave tequila
- 1/4 of a cup club soda
- Margarita salt, to garnish
- Lime wedges, to garnish
- Pineapple wedges, to garnish
Into a large measuring cup, squeeze by hand or using citrus press (this one from Williams-Sonoma is my go to) enough limes for two cups of lime juice, around 20 limes.
Pour this into a large pitcher filled with ice.
In same measuring cup, place pineapple and use a muddler to break the pineapple into smaller pieces.
Pour muddled pineapple into pitcher.
Next, pour in agave and tequila to pitcher and stir well until completely combined.
Lastly, top off with club soda and stir slowly.
Serve immediately or place in refrigerate to keep cold until ready to serve.
When ready to serve, garnish outside of glass with margarita salt (if desired), a slice of lime and wedge of pineapple. Fill glass with ice and serve.