Strawberry Bottomed Pineapple Margaritas.
Because we need some serious SUNSHINE.
Hey! Remember last year around this time when I had a serious infatuation with pineapples?!
Back with a vengeance.
Just this morning I made a parfait with kiwis and pineapples and coconut cream and I don’t even know how to explain just how incredibly fantastic it was.
Except to say that this little margarita here is just as wonderful, albeit not the best breakfast choice.
Unless you’re on vaca then by all means DO IT.
Or still snowed in. Same thing, but not.
Think this sounds summery? It does sort of, yes. But pineapples are in season (at least, Caribbean pineapples are, thanks to dr. google who solves all my life problems) and we’re using frozen strawberries. That leaves zero excuses.
They can certainly find a home in your kitchen this weekend. Or next. For a big game, perhaps?
These beauts are filled with a layer of boozy strawberry puree and topped off with fresh pineapple juice. And pineapple simple syrup! Pineapple syrup is my new favorite thing until I have my next new favorite thing.
Let’s get this out of the way: make a double batch of the stuff so you can do mojitos and martinis and club sodas with that liquid gold. Kapeesh?
I was definitely the girl who was super excited to turn 21 so I could drink things like strawberry daiquiris and frozen margaritas. But this was back when I was, like, maybe 14 or 15 and would see my aunt order fun drinks on vacation – cocktails like huge frosty grasshoppers in tall glasses with a chocolate drizzle.
By the time I actually reached legal drinking age, I liked margaritas on the rocks with lots of salt, but I still went for the occasional fruity drink. And of course, I am a Sex and the City fangirl for life so I went through a cosmo phase and whatever else Carrie might have been drinking in [insert episode number here].
It’s weird to say that I’m over those and have been for some time… because my sweet teeth never thought I would be. Now I reach for dryer wine, champagne, lighter cocktails, non-sugary stuff.
Makes me feel old, so occasionally I will have a sip of something with midori just to feel like it’s 2005 again. Minus the horrific St. Patrick’s Day parade memories during college.
These days, I don’t love sweet drinks or cocktails UNLESS the “mango” or “cherry” or “strawberry” comes right before the words margarita or mojito. You know? And I love just a hint of fruit sweetness, but sometimes a strong margarita with all the salt and a hit of sweet strawberry just does it for me.
To say I freaked over these little drinks would be an understatement. While they turn red from the strawberries, they are quite pineapple-y and it’s hitting every tastebud I’m feeling at the moment. Right now, I’m thinking puffy tacos, thin and crispy chips, tons of guac and fresh salsa. I like to add a few shavings of lime peel right into the drink too because it’s so fresh and bright.
And while it may seem slightly similar to this pineapple sangria from last year, it’s totally not. Because TEQUILA. It’s just as thirst-quenching though, so yeah, you should probably make a pitcher.
Strawberry Bottomed Pineapple Margaritas
- 1/4 cup flaked sea salt, for glass rimming.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries, defrosted or even microwaved
- 2 ounces silver tequila
- 1 1/2 ounces Grand Marnier
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 2 ounces pineapple simple syrup, recipe below
- 3 ounces pineapple juice
- lime wedges, for serving and garnish
- pineapple cubes or wedges, for serving
- Place the salt on a plate. Rim a glass with a lime wedge and dip in the salt to coat.
- Add the defrosted strawberries to a blender or food processor and blend until completely pureed. This will make more than you need. (You can keep this mixture in the fridge sealed tightly for a few days.)
- In a cocktail shaker with ice, add 1 to 2 ounces of the strawberry puree along with the tequila, grand marnier, lime juice and pineapple simple syrup. Shake for 30 seconds. Pour mixture into the glass, then fill with a lime wedge, pineapple wedge and crushed iced. Top it off with the pineapple juice and another lime. Drink up!
- For pineapple simple syrup: combine equal parts sugar and pineapple juice (such as 1/2 cup of each) in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisking to dissolve the sugar, bring it to a simmer and cook for a 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool to room temperature.
- Note: I also juice my own pineapples in my juicer. I’ve done so in the vitamix too by blending then straining!
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not even cold anymore! what snow?
53 Comments on “Strawberry Bottomed Pineapple Margaritas.”
So, yeah, we leave for Mexico on Saturday… planning on drinking a LOT of margaritas. Loving the bright fruity flavors in yours!
SOOOOO freakin pretty…I’ve been wanting to make magaritas for a while and I think I’m going to have to try this especially since I’m back in the southwest. Nice weather here woohoo.
How did you know that I NEED A TROPICAL VACATION? We didn’t book a trip to the beach this winter, and I am having serious regrets. New plan: drink them away with this cool, fruity number. Cheers!
i love the combo of strawberry and pineapple its my happy fruit place. i cant wait for strawberries to come back in season to eat them all the time. and seriously, there is little better than a fresh pineapple with some warm nutella……sorry I got distracted :) these drinks look so yummy and delicious I cannot wait to try them out!
these have me DESPERATE for warm weather! it’s supposed to be a warm 70 here this weekend, so we’ll see if I’m feeling like a fruity drink. thanks for sharing, Jessica!
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We definitely need more sunshine in our lives! These margaritas are such an awesome flavour!
Yummy yummy this looks and sounds so good I love strawberry pineapple anything!
I’m loving that pineapple syrup idea!! These look incredible!
Really funny that you posted this today! I’m moving this weekend and pretty much don’t have anything left in my fridge. I do however have frozen pineapple, frozen strawberries, tequila (plus a bunch of condiments and frozen peas).
it’s a SIGN!
Psh, who needs to go out for happy hour when you can make these beauties and host a ladie’s night at home?! SO gorgeous and love the strawberry pineapple combo!
cocktails on a Thursday morning is EXACTLY how my weekend needed to start right now.
These look so pretty and delicious! Perfect for a girl’s night!
It may not be tropical here or hot, but we’re having a January thaw….is the 50’s hot enough?
Whoohoo Strawberry bottomed pineapple margaritas, here we come!
Where’s my bathing suit?
it’s supposed to be in the 50s here too! so weird!
So, so dreamy!
This margarita is a tropical vacation in a glass! Love it.
Friday night is tomorrow, guess I know what I’m drinking! x
These are beautiful!
I guess I’ll just have to crank up the heat to island mode and make a batch.
Is it a bad thing that I read the title of this post as strawberry “bottomless” pineapple margaritas? haha
hahahah i WISH.
Did I hear the word Margaritas? I’m already excited and ready to try anything! My favourite drink since forever – thank you for this new amazing recipe. Smells like cocktails night!!! Happy Friday!
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This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I showed it to my sister and she ran into the kitchen and the next thing you know, I’m drinking it! :)
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I love how you have made these margaritas, not only do they look delicious the color is just gorgeous. Definitely going to try this for myself.
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Oh my gosh, made these for Super Bowl and they were a favorite! In fact, I made so much that I’m still drinking them tonight… darn. ;) I unfortunately was a little short on lime juice, but they were still delicious, just a little bit sweeter. Highly recommend!!
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Loves this recipe.wanna taste this. Already got print of this page. Thanks buddy…
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Strawberries <3 thats an amazing idea
Love, love strawberry margaritas. Especially w/2 green olives stuffed w/blue cheese on a toothpick, along w/cherries, a strawberry & pineapple of course. And to top if off an umbrella. This is one FANTASTIC cocktail. It is sooooooooooo
refreshing. It is without a doubt my favorite all time drink year round. Just enjoy everything about this drink, especially the salt around the rim. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good. I won’t drink anything else.
Omg !! We just made these and they are the best margaritas. You must try
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