A gorgeous recipe for a frozen Pineapple Mint Margarita. You won’t find bottled syrupy mixer here, this is an easy recipe to make from scratch with fresh cut, ripe pineapple, mint and home-squeezed lime juice!
Pineapple Mint Margarita – Adult or Virgin!
Cinco De Mayo is upon us already! The perfect time for chips with creamy guacamole and salsa, yummy fajitas and, of course, fabulous cocktails. If you’re looking for something other than your average shaken margarita, look no further than this gorgeous recipe for a frozen pineapple, mint and lime margarita. You won’t find bottled syrupy mixer here, this is an easy recipe to make from scratch with fresh cut, ripe pineapple, mint and home-squeezed lime juice. You’ll never drink another machine frozen marg again! Throw this one together for your Fiesta, you won’t regret it.
Pineapple Mint Margarita
- 4 cups cubed fresh pineapple (around ½ a pineapple)
- 2 cups fresh mint
- 4 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice (around 4 large limes)
- 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
- 4 ounces quality pineapple juice
- 4 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces cointreau
Cut ½ a pineapple into cubes and then freeze.
When you are ready to prepare your margaritas, pull pineapple cubes from freezer and allow to soften a little.
Squeeze 4 limes and strain juice.
Dissolve 2 tablespoons of sugar in lime juice.
Place the pineapple cubes and mint in a blender in alternating layers.
Then pour pineapple juice, tequila and cointreau over the layers. If you wish to make this non-alcoholic, replace the liquor with another 6 ounces of pineapple juice. Blend until a ‘creamy’ consistency.
Rub lime wedges over glass rims and dip in salt or sugar. I recommend salt for alcoholic margaritas and sugar for the non-alcoholic option.
Pour your margaritas into salted/sugared glasses.
Garnish with a fresh mint leaf and serve.
Happy Cinco De Mayo, enjoy your Fiesta!
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