The Patron Pineapple recipe is unbelievably simple. It shows off the tasty combination that is 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 there are more tequila-pineapple recipes below to get you started on that adventure.
As you might gather from the drink's name, this one 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 might also consider adding a couple dashes of orange bitters for a nice finishing touch.
Pour the liquors over ice in a highball or old-fashioned glass.
Fill with pineapple juice.
Finish with a squeeze of lime.
Add other liqueurs or tiquelas to cocktails (see below) according to taste.
Serve and enjoy!
(Recipe from Patron Tequila)
- Blanco (or silver) tequilas are often best with pineapple. This is especially true in very transparent drinks like the Patron Pineapple. If you're going to stray from Patron, I would recommend finding a blanco tequila of equal or better quality and this is not hard to do.
- The orange liqueur can be switched out as well. This recipe was written to feature the liquor of The Patron Spirits Company and that is why Citronge is recommended. It is a great option in the orange liqueur market, but feel free to use Cointreau, a triple sec, or your favorite orange liqueur.
- Buy small cans of pineapple juice. Unless you're juicing fresh pineapple or serving pineapple drinks at a party, this is the best way to ensure fresh juice. Pineapple often comes in cans and it is 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.
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:
- Baja Gold - It's a fancier take on the Patron Pineapple with more pineapple and an añejo tequila.
- 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.
- La Futura - The spice of a ginger liqueur is a fabulous third wheel.
- Pineapple Chili Margarita - Don't forget to add Tabasco to this spicy drink.
- Spicy Piña - A quick muddle of fresh jalapeno makes for a most interesting cocktail.
- Spiked Hawaiian - You can always do a quick chile pepper infusion of your tequila then add beer to top it off.
- 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 will depend on how much pineapple juice you add to the drink. Your highball glass will require more juice to fill than the standard old-fashioned glass. Yet, a double rocks glass is about the same volume as the tall glasses, so we can only guess at this drink's actual strength.
Assuming we use an 80-proof tequila and orange liqueur, a 4-ounce pour of pineapple will produce a drink that's around 9% ABV (18 proof). Should you pour 6-ounces of pineapple, it will be a very mild 6% ABV (12 proof). Even if you make it a really short drink with only a 2-ounce pour, it still weighs in at a mild 13% ABV (26 proof).
As you can see, the Patron Pineapple can be equal to the strongest beers. Casual drinks like this are also nice because you can pour them as strong or as weak as you like at the time.