Fresh Pineapple Margaritas Recipe

Robyn Lee

Be sure to buy a ripe, fragrant pineapple for these margaritas. If you cut it open and discover that it's not super-sweet, microwave your pineapple chunks on a plate for 12 seconds (no more!) to bring out the juicy, sweet flavors. Let cool before adding to blender.

Note:We like the light caramel flavors of reposado tequila in these margaritas, but you can substitute blanco tequila if it's all you have on hand. To make simple syrup, combine equal volumes of sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat until the sugar is dissolved.

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Recipe Facts



Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves: 3 servings

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  • 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple chunks (about 1/2 pound, from 1 small pineapple)

  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) fresh juice from about 2 lemons

  • 2 1/4 ounces (4 1/2 tablespoons) fresh juice from 3 to 4 limes

  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) simple syrup (see note)

  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 4 1/2 ounces (9 tablespoons) reposado tequila

  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) Cointreau or triple sec

  • 3 ice cubes


  1. Add pineapple, lemon juice, lime juice, simple syrup, salt, tequila, and triple sec to a blender with 3 ice cubes. Blend until completely smooth and frothy. Pour into a pitcher if desired and refrigerate up to 3 hours. Serve over ice.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
353 Calories
0g Fat
36g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3
Amount per serving
Calories 353
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 48mg 242%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 125mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)