Pineapple Tequila Mixed Drink

Pineapple Tequila Cocktail

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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Serving: 1 serving
  • Yield: 1 cocktail

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.

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce blanco tequila
  • 1/4 ounce orange liqueur
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Garnish: 1/2 pineapple ring

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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

    Mixing a Pineapple Tequila Cocktail
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  3. Pour in the pineapple juice.

    Pouring Pineapple Juice Into Pineapple Tequila Mixed Drink
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  4. Finish with a squeeze of a lime wedge and a piece of pineapple, if using.

    Squeeze of Lime Juice to Finish Off a Pineapple Tequila Cocktail
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  5. Serve and enjoy.

    Pineapple Tequila Cocktail
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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 (there are many options).
  • 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'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.