Pineapple Ginger Margarita

Pineapple Ginger Margarita

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 to 2 serving
Yield: 1 to 2 cocktails
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
95 Calories
0g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 to 2
Amount per serving
Calories 95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 30mg 150%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 117mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The pineapple ginger margarita is a pleasant mix of fruits and tequila. It is both semi-sweet and tart, yet it is the fresh ginger that makes this drink really sing. This single ingredient adds a subtle sweet and spicy aspect that brings an extra layer of depth to the drink.

This recipe makes two small margaritas or one large one if you use a double old-fashioned glass.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for a Pineapple Ginger Margarita
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  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lime juice, simple syrup, and ginger.

    Muddling Ginger for a Pineapple Ginger Margarita
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  3. Add the tequila and pineapple juice, then fill the shaker with ice.

    Mixing a Pineapple Ginger Margarita
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  4. Shake vigorously.

    Shaking a Pineapple Ginger Margarita
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  5. Fine-strain (pour through the cocktail strainer and a fine-mesh strainer to catch most of the ginger) into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.

    Fine Straining a Pineapple Ginger Margarita
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  6. Garnish with a lime wedge. Serve and enjoy.

    Pineapple Ginger Margarita
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Use a Ginger Purée

Instead of the minced ginger, you can make a ginger purée, store it, and keep it on hand for this cocktail and other uses. It's a great way to preserve fresh ginger root before it goes bad.

  1. Wash the ginger root and cut it into thin slices. A 2-inch piece is the smallest recommended amount for the average food processor or blender, but you can make more if you like.
  2. Add it to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Sweeten it if you like with 1 teaspoon of sugar per 2-inch piece of ginger.
  3. The ginger purée can be used immediately. Freeze excess in ice cube trays in 1 tablespoon portions. Transfer to freezer bags once frozen and store up to 2 months.
  4. When you're ready to make the drink, pull out a cube and allow it to thaw while you gather the rest of the ingredients. It takes just a few minutes, but it is best to think ahead.

How Strong Is the Pineapple Ginger Margarita?

The tequila is the only liquor in this margarita and the remaining ingredients take up a lot of the drink's volume. That makes this cocktail a pleasantly mild one when it comes to its alcohol content. When made according to the recipe above, this cocktail is right around 14 percent ABV (28 proof).