Pineapple Tequila Mixed Drink

Pineapple Tequila Mixed Drink

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
205 Calories
0g Fat
25g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 205
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 74mg 372%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 232mg 5%
*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.)

Although the pineapple tequila cocktail recipe is unbelievably simple to make, it results in a spectacular drink. This cocktail shows off the magical combination of its two named ingredients and marries them wonderfully with the help of a few common bar ingredients. It's so good to sip this when the weather is warm, or as an accompaniment to tacos, burritos, or other Tex-Mex fare.

This drink recipe is courtesy of Patrón Tequila, and it is a very nice tequila to mix with fruit. The orange liqueur and lime juice are included for balance, and the lime wedge and pineapple ring make for a pretty finishing touch.

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"Tequila and pineapple are a match made in cocktail heaven. This drink uses that combination to its utmost advantage. Plus, it's easy to make. Don’t worry about using fresh pineapple juice if you can’t find it, because canned is pretty darn good. Personally, I like to add a little more tequila." —Tom Macy

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Ingredients

  • 1 to 1 1/2 ounces blanco tequila

  • 1/4 ounce orange liqueur

  • 4 ounces pineapple juice

  • 1 lime wedge

  • 1/2 pineapple slice, for optional garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Pineapple Tequila Mixed Drink ingredients

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  2. In a highball or old-fashioned glass filled with ice, pour the tequila and orange liqueur.

    pour the tequila and orange liqueur into a with ice

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  3. Pour in the pineapple juice.

    add pineapple juice to the cocktail in the glass

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  4. Finish with a squeeze of a lime wedge and a piece of pineapple, if using.

    Pineapple Tequila Mixed Drink, garnished with pineapple and lime

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Tips

  • Blanco (or silver) tequilas are often best with pineapple, especially in very transparent drinks like this. If you're going to stray from Patrón, find a blanco tequila of equal or higher quality.
  • This recipe was written to feature the liquors of The Patrón Spirits Company, including the recommendation of Citrónge. It is a great option among orange liqueurs, but feel free to switch to your favorite.
  • Pineapple juice often comes in cans, and it's nearly impossible to keep fresh. Small cans allow you to pour just one or two drinks at a time, so they're perfect for casual home use. Alternatively, transfer large cans of pineapple juice to small jars.
  • Juicing fresh pineapple is easy with an electric juicer, yielding about 6 ounces per pound of fruit. If you don't have one, blend or muddle chunks of pineapple, then strain it; 1 cup of pineapple produces about 2 ounces of juice.

Recipe Variations

The pairing of pineapple and tequila is a perfect foundation for adding more layers of flavor. Experience it for yourself with one of these great recipes:

How Strong Is the Pineapple Tequila?

The alcohol content of the pineapple tequila depends on the glass size and how much pineapple juice you add. With two 80-proof spirits and a 4-ounce pour of pineapple, the drink is about 9 percent ABV (18 proof). It's a minor shift with more or less pineapple, but the strength will always fall between beer and wine.