The Patron pineapple cocktail recipe is unbelievably simple. It shows off the tasty combination of pineapple and tequila and you need just a few common ingredients to mix it up. Once you realize the wonders of this mix, you can build on it and enjoy more tequila-pineapple drinks.
As you might gather from the drink's name, it features Patron Tequila, which is a very nice tequila to mix with fruit. The orange liqueur and lime juice are included for balance and should be staples in your bar. You can also add a couple of dashes of orange bitters for a nice finishing touch.
Gather the ingredients.
Pour the liquors over ice in a highball or old-fashioned glass.
Fill with pineapple juice.
Finish with a squeeze of a lime wedge.
Serve and enjoy!
- Blanco (or silver) tequilas are often best with pineapple, especially in very transparent drinks like this. If you're going to stray from Patron, find a blanco tequila of equal or higher quality (there are many options).
- This recipe was written to feature the liquors of The Patron Spirits Company, which is why Citronge is recommended. 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 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 produces about 2 ounces.
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:
- Cinco Herradura: White cranberry comes into play here and the lemon-lime soda is a nice twist.
- Coco Margarita: It's a piña colada mixed up margarita-style.
- Envy Cocktail: Simple, classy, and blue-green in color, this one's a very fun drink at parties.
- Hawaiian Margarita: Break out the fruits because this blended beauty mixes strawberries and pineapple for a summertime delight.
- Pineapple Chili Margarita: Don't forget to add Tabasco to this spicy drink.
- Tamarind-Pineapple Margarita: The name says it all and it is one of the best margaritas you'll blend up.
How Strong Is the Patron Pineapple?
The alcohol content of the Patron pineapple depends on the glass size and how much pineapple juice you add. Using two 80-proof spirits and a 4-ounce pour of pineapple, the drink's 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.