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Grilled Pineapple Margarita

Grilled Pineapple Margarita

Margarita de Piña Asada

Recipe Yield

6 to 8 servings

Cooking time

20 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.17 from 6 votes

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil for greasing the grill
  • 1 pineapple peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch rings, crosswise
  • 1 jalapeño chopped, or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves and upper stems
  • 3 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup white or silver tequila
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup or simple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground piquín chile or Mexican dried ground chile
  • 1/2 cup turbinado or dark brown sugar

To Prepare

  • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Brush the grill with oil and place the pineapple rings flat on the grill, and cook, flipping once, until charred on both sides, about 3 minutes. Set aside to cool while you mix the cocktail.
  • In a large pitcher, add the jalapeño, cilantro and 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar. Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, begin to muddle or crush the ingredients together. Chop all but 2 pieces of the pineapple (will be used for garnish) into 1-inch pieces and muddle those with the jalapeño mixture. Add the tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice and syrup and stir well to combine. Let sit for at least 10 minutes or place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • In a small saucer, combine the remaining sugar, salt and chile powder. Dip the rims of the margarita glasses into another saucer with water to wet the rims, alternately rub rims with half a lime, then dip into the sugar, salt and chile mixture. Fill each glass with the chunky margarita (making sure you are adding the chunks of muddled fruits and vegetables) and garnish with a wedge of pineapple.

Comments

34comments inGrilled Pineapple Margarita

  1. Josie Farley

    Feb 20

    Eagerly anticipating this cocktail!!! The ingredients guarentee that it will be the next best thing to a Baja resort !
    Will report back on my blended results! Love you little Pati!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 20

      Hope you enjoy it!

  2. Redverse L.

    May 05

    Made this today to Celebrate Cinco DE Mayo. Me and my wife enjoyed it with some homemade tacos . This is on of the best Margaritas I’ve made and had ,and it really hit the spot.
    Thanks Pati

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 11

      Thanks to you! This margarita is one of my faves as well 😉

  3. Becky Ritchie

    May 03

    Made these today. Didnt have cilantro this time will definitely make again….so good, thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 03

      Yumm! Aren’t margaritas perfect in any kind of weather? 😉

  4. Shy Anne Brown

    Jul 13

    This is the best margarita I have ever had. It’s amazing

    1. Pati

      Jul 13

      Yay…so glad to hear that, Anne!

  5. Lisa

    Feb 08

    Wow. I just saw the video and i am saving it for later use. Looks spicy.

    1. Pati

      Feb 09

      Oh I hope you enjoy the margarita, Lisa.

  6. Sandra

    May 24

    Is there a way to watch your episode on making this? I tried to Google online but no luck. I will be trying this recipe with my family.

    1. Pati

      May 25

      I don’t have a clip of it up online yet…but soon :)!

  7. Pat Humphries

    Jul 19

    My family wanted to know why I didn’t have this at the last family get together 🙂 They’re calling it Patti’s hooch lol

  8. Morrigane

    Jul 18

    First I want to say I found your show and love it and
    all those Mexican goodies you make. I will be making
    them all (one at a time of course) but on this recipe for
    What other syrups would you suggest?
    Gracias 😉

    1. Pati

      Jul 19

      You can use simple syrup (you can make it by simmering equal parts of sugar and water, just until diluted), or agave syrup, you could also use maple syrup!

  9. ttdang

    Oct 26

    Made this to go along with a family bbq. It was devoured! It is now our go to drink for gatherings. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Pati

      Oct 27

      Thank you for trying it!

  10. Pat Humphries

    Jul 05

    Caught your TV series for the first time and this drink caught my attention. Tried it yesterday and took to our family 4th of July celebration and everyone LOVED it! Will definitely do this again. Thanks!!!

    1. Pati

      Jul 07

      Thank you for making it for your family!! So happy everyone enjoyed…

  11. Gail Johnson

    May 30

    Love your show! My husband and I watch it often on WVIZ/Create. I surprised my daughter with a Mother’s Day brunch featuring your Grilled Pineapple Margarita, Morelia-Style Gazpacho Salad, and Creamy Chicken Enchiladas. Needless to say, they are her new favorites.

    1. Pati

      May 30

      Hi Gail, Thank you for watching & for trying my recipes for mother’s day! So glad to hear everyone enjoyed!!

  12. Sam

    May 25

    Memorial weekend in Destin Florida. Gonna give this recipe a try. I have been wanting to try them since I saw ur episode 2 weeks ago. My 10 year old daughter and I LOVE ur show. I wanna try everything u make. I love authentic Mexican food.

    1. Pati

      May 26

      I hope you tried it and liked it, Sam!

  13. Bryan

    May 17

    I saw this episode a few days ago, and am excited about making the carnitas and gazpacho salad tonight, but I’m sure I remember Pati pouring 1 cup of tequila (from a pretty glass flask) into the margarita pitcher with 3 cups of pineapple juice (not 3 cups of tequila and 1 cup of juice). I’ll report back on how it turned out!!

    1. Pati

      May 18

      You are right! I had it upside down…

  14. Aaron

    May 12

    I just saw this episode on “wusf create”, and came to your website to get the recipe, but I feel a little unsure about the ingredients. It states 3 cups of tequila, 1 cup of pineapple juice, and 3/4 cup of lime juice. It appears to be quite heavy on the alcohol. Is this accurate?

    1. Pati

      May 12

      Yep! You can tone it down for sure…

      1. Diane

        May 17

        Hi Pati, I’m re-watching your Family Fiesta episode and you definitely said to your friend Laura to add 1 (generous) cup of silver tequila and 3 cups pineapple juice to the pitcher. I can’t wait to try this the way you prepared it on your show! It sounds very yummy!

        1. Pati

          May 18

          You are on it, Diane!! Enjoy, I love biting the pieces of pineapple as I sip along…

  15. Tina

    May 05

    Best margarita ever! Definitely worth the extra effort of grilling the pineapple. All of these ingredients blended together created a flavor explosion. Hit of our Cinco de Mayo celebration.

    1. Pati

      May 05

      Tina, So good to hear! Thank you for making it!!

  16. Florcita

    Mar 07

    OMG! I just told my coworkers about this margarita and they want one! LOL yum!

  17. Sarah Jane

    Mar 05

    I’ll never forget this margarita! I love the different flavors and the rim made it taste like Mexican candy. It was a fun day! Thank you for this.

  18. Lopez

    Jan 09

    Your print function needs to include the photographs. The photo above just about pushed me to the grill.

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