Pineapple Ginger Margarita

Pineapple Ginger Margarita

The Spruce Eats / S&C Design Studios

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
231 Calories
1g Fat
30g Carbs
28g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 231
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 418mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 28g
Calcium 72mg 6%
*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 ginger puree 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.

Making a purée from a fresh ginger root is an easy way to add the sweet-spicy flavor to your cocktails. All you need is a blender or food processor.

Ingredients

  • For the Ginger Purée:
  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon sugar
  • For the Cocktail:
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 3/4​ ounces lime juice
  • 1/2​ ounces simple syrup
  • 1​ ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon sweet ginger purée
  • Garnish: lime wedge

Steps to Make It

Making the Ginger Purée

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Cut thin slices of fresh ginger and process in a food processor or blender until smooth. Optionally, add a teaspoon of sugar.

Tips

  • The ginger purée can be used immediately. Make a large batch and freeze any excess in ice cube trays then transfer to freezer bags and store for later use. It should keep well for about 2 months.
  • Depending on the size of your ice cube tray, one average-sized cube will contain about 2 tablespoons of ginger puree. That means that you can get about 6 cocktails out of one cube. If you tend to make just one or two drinks at a time, use a tray that makes smaller cubes.
  • 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.

Make the Pineapple Ginger Margarita

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the tequila, lime juice, syrup, pineapple juice, and ginger purée.

  3. Shake vigorously.

  4. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.

  5. Garnish with a lime wedge. Serve and enjoy.

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).