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Grilled Pineapple Margaritas

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

food

Grilled Pineapple Margaritas

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

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

Steps

  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.