Sunday, May 1, 2016

Pineapple Margarita

Another delicious tequila drink in keeping with our recent obsession with Mexican food.  Here, a margarita is sweetened up with fresh pineapple -- it's a little less tart than a classic margarita because orange juice replaces the traditional lime juice, but it's equally delicious! And it will definitely make you feel a little tropical without being as sweet as some pineapple drinks (like pina coladas).  We definitely need that with all the cold weather we've had lately -- come on spring, it's time to arrive!

Pineapple Margarita (adapted from Cooking Light)
Serves 2

2 cups fresh pineapple
1/4 cup orange juice
2-1/2 ounces tequila
1/2 ounce orange liqueur 
1 T simple syrup

Purée the pineapple in a blender or food processor. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to yield about 3/4 cup.  Add to a cocktail shaker, and strain the orange juice into the shaker as well. Add the remaining ingredients and shake until cold. Strain into glasses.

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