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juicy grilled pineapple and spicy jalapeño are blended together for the ultimate sweet + heat margarita! so refreshing and a little spicy, this is the perfect margarita for summer! grilled pineapple and jalapeño margaritas | a flavor journal food blog

grilled pineapple + jalapeño margaritas

sara a.
Sweet, spicy, and absolutely perfect for summer!  These grilled pineapple and jalapeño margaritas are packed with fresh fruit and citrus, then combined with the usual margarita suspects for a delicious twist on a favorite classic cocktail.
4.63 from 8 votes
Course Drinks
Servings 2 margaritas

Ingredients
  

for the margaritas :

  • 4 ounces grilled pineapple / jalapeno mix
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 4 ounces good tequila resposado preferred
  • 1 ounce agave syrup

for the rim :

  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp flaked sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder

Instructions
 

  • Cut one fresh pineapple into 1/2" thick rings.  Cut one small jalapeño in half, lengthwise.  Deseed the jalapeno.
  • Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.  Place four pineapple rings onto the grill pan, and both halves of jalapeño, cut side down.  Grill for roughly five minutes per side, until charred grill marks are fully developed.
  • Chill the pineapple rings and jalapeño for at least thirty minutes.  Once chilled, cut the rings into chunks.  Cut the jalapeño halves into smaller pieces.
  • Set aside two pineapple chunks for rimming the glasses + garnish.  Place all jalapeño pieces and all other grilled pineapple chunks into a blender.  Add the agave syrup, and blend on high until completely smooth.  (At least one minute).  Strain the pineapple jalapeño mix through a fine mesh sieve. Set it aside for now.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add the pineapple jalapeño mix, fresh lime, orange liqueur, and tequila.  Firmly cap the shaker, and shake vigorously for about ten seconds.  You want the ice cubes to break into much smaller pieces, so shake it like you mean it. :)
  • Let's make the rim!  Combine all spices onto a small plate.  Use a fork to fully blend the spices together.  Use one of the pineapple chunks you set aside to rim each glass, then dip each glass into the spice mix to fully coat the rims.
  • Divide the contents of the shaker between two old fashioned glasses (or glassware of your choice.)
  • Garnish with very thinly sliced fresh jalapeño (optional), and a chunk of grilled pineapple on the side of the glass.  Cheers!
Keyword margarita
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