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Give a classic cocktail a refreshingly sweet yet smoky twist with grilled pineapple and chili powder.

Grilled Pineapple Margaritas

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple

  • 3 cups pineapple juice

  • 8 ounces silver tequila

  • 4 ounces simple syrup, plus 2 tablespoons reserved

  • 4 ounces lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon sea salt

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 lime, zested

Instructions

  1. Peel and cut pineapple into spears. Cook on the grill or a grill pan until you see grill marks, but still firm. Cut into large chunks and set aside.

  2. In a large pitcher full of ice, combine pineapple juice, tequila, simple syrup, lime juice and a few pineapple chunks. Stir to combine.

  3. On a plate, combine salt, chili powder and lime zest.

  4. Rub the rim of a glass with a wedge of lime, then into the salt mixture and fill with ice. Pour margarita into the glass and garnish with a pineapple leaf, grilled pineapple and lime wedge.

Grilled Pineapple Margaritas
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