Pineapple Margarita Recipe

Pineapple margaritas are a tropical and tangy variation of the classic margarita. This delightful concoction merges the sweet, refreshing essence of pineapple with the robust flavor of tequila blanco, enhanced by the zest of fresh lime juice and the smoothness of Triple Sec. The result is a vibrant and enticing cocktail, perfect for those who enjoy a fruity twist in their margaritas. Whether you’re lounging poolside or just dreaming of a tropical escape, the Pineapple Margarita is a sip of sunshine.

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Pineapple Margarita

A tropical and tangy variation of the classic margarita.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Margarita
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 174 kcal


  • 2 parts tequila
  • 1 part fresh pineapple juice
  • .5 part fresh lime juice
  • .5 part triple sec
  • ice
  • salt or tajin seasoning for rim
  • pineapple wedges for garnish


  1. Optional salt or tajin rim: Rim the edge of your margarita glass with a lime wedge, then dip it into salt or Tajin seasoning, as per your preference.

  2. In a shaker, combine the pineapple juice, tequila, lime juice, and triple sec with ice.

  3. Shake well until the mixture is chilled

  4. Strain into the prepared glass filled with ice.

  5. Garnish with pineapple wedge and a lime wedge.

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Margarita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


How to make a spicy pineapple margarita?

For a spicy twist, add sliced jalapeños to the shaker before mixing. The amount can be adjusted based on your preferred spice level.

Should you do a salt or Tajin rim for pineapple margaritas?

Both options work well. Salt provides a classic contrast to the sweetness, while Tajin seasoning adds a zesty, spicy kick that complements the pineapple flavor.

Can you make a non-alcoholic version of a pineapple margarita?

Yes, for a non-alcoholic pineapple margarita, substitute the tequila with non-alcoholic tequila or soda water, and use a non-alcoholic Triple Sec alternative. Keep the pineapple and lime juices for that authentic margarita flavor.

Tips for making pineapple margaritas in large batches

When preparing for a crowd, mix the pineapple juice, lime juice, and Triple Sec in a large pitcher. Add the tequila last, adjusting to the desired strength. Keep the pitcher chilled until serving, and provide ice and garnishes separately so guests can serve themselves.

Bartender’s Note:

When crafting a Pineapple Margarita, the freshness of the pineapple juice makes a significant difference. Opt for freshly squeezed juice if possible, or a good quality no-sugar added variety. The balance of sweet pineapple, tart lime, and smooth tequila is key to achieving a refreshing and flavorful cocktail. This drink is a delightful choice for those seeking a tropical twist on the traditional margarita.

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