Pineapple – Meyer Lemon Margarita

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Pineapple - Meyer Lemon Margarita

We are off to Kauai next week, so a summer cocktail seemed a great start to the weekend. I like to serve a fruity drink to set a party mood for any summer dinner party.

This pineapple – Meyer lemon margarita is based on Ina Garten’s “Pineapple Margarita” recipe. All I did was substitute Meyer lemons from our tree for the expensive limes in the grocery store. (When did limes get so expensive?)

These margaritas are pretty potent, so I prefer to serve them over ice. Chilled martini glasses are fine, though.

Because Larry and I eat a low sodium diet, I did not dip the edges of the glasses in lemon juice, then twirl them in a saucer of kosher salt – but you go right ahead.

TIP: If you don’t want to buy a whole pineapple like I did, you might find small cartons of fresh pineapple in the refrigerated portion of your market’s produce section.

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Pineapple - Meyer Lemon Margarita
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Serves: 4
A fresh pineapple margarita substituting Meyer lemon juice for traditional lime juice.
  • 1 cup Meyer lemon juice
  • 1 cup white tequila
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple juice
  • fresh pineapple chunks (optional garnish)
  1. Combine the Meyer lemon juice, tequila, Triple Sec and pineapple juice in a large pitcher.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker ½ full with ice, add the margaritas, cover and shake for 30 seconds.
  3. Pour into glasses over ice, garnish with pineapple chunks and serve.


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26 Responses to Pineapple – Meyer Lemon Margarita

  1. Toni May 30, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    Roll your rim in lime sugar and share with your neighbors. Aloha

    • Liz May 31, 2014 at 8:30 am #

      Good idea, Toni – I will make a batch for us all this summer – lime sugar sounds good.

      • toni July 24, 2015 at 5:18 pm #

        Still waiting and it’s now 2015, just kidding. I left work early today to come home get the house chilled and make a batch of margaritas too.

        • Liz July 24, 2015 at 5:32 pm #

          We are SO overdue to have you and Fausto over for supper – you are both so important and dear to us both.

  2. Jayne May 31, 2014 at 12:09 am #

    Wow, wow, wow! I love this! It’s 7 o’clock in the morning here as I read this but I really want one! It’s looks so pretty too, so summery. Great picture!

    • Liz May 31, 2014 at 8:30 am #

      LOL – yes, a little early, Jayne ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Oui, Chef May 31, 2014 at 6:02 am #

    I will happily settle in with one of these lovelies this afternoon, though to be honest I’d rather be packing for Kauai! Have a great trip, Liz!

    • Liz May 31, 2014 at 8:31 am #

      Thanks, Steve, I will toast you with a mai tai when we land –

  4. Suzanne May 31, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    I’ll take one (or more) sounds really delicious! I love a fruity cocktail.

    • Liz May 31, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

      I’d love to share a batch with you, Suzanne –

  5. Lynda - TasteFood May 31, 2014 at 1:22 pm #

    Enjoy your trip! This sounds like a lovely cocktail.

    • Liz May 31, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

      Thanks, Lynda – loved the shot of Popcorn you posted a while ago –

  6. susan @ the wimpy vegetarian June 1, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    Have a wonderful trip, Liz. Time to relax. Myles lived there for a few years and it’s still his favorite place in the world. Your photo and drink look a glass of sunshine happiness ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Lisa @ Whisk & Cleaver June 2, 2014 at 9:09 am #

    Have a fun time in Kauai! Such a beautiful island. This drink will definitely be a great way to conjure up tropical Hawaii!

  8. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence June 2, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    Looks good Liz! I’m so glad lime prices are starting to go back down.

    Enjoy your trip to Kauai!

    • Liz June 2, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

      Yes, I guess it was a blight of some sort in Mexico re the limes –

  9. Kimberly Ann June 2, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    Oh, YUM! Have a safe and fabulous trip!

    • Liz June 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

      Thanks, Kimberly – and thanks for your comment.

  10. Barbara June 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    Never thought about pineapple in a margarita but it sounds perfect, especially with the fresh lemons from your tree. What a wonderful start to a Hawaii vacay.

  11. Melissa H. June 2, 2014 at 11:07 pm #

    This sounds so good! I’ll have to try this in a few more months (after the baby comes). I think I’ll make a virgin one somehow!

    • Liz June 3, 2014 at 8:37 am #

      Good luck on that – maybe a blended version?

  12. Beth (OMG! Yummy) June 8, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    Hope you are enjoying many pineapple-laden drinks while in Kauai! I look forward to trying this and love the sub of lemon for lime.

    • Liz June 13, 2014 at 10:55 am #

      Thanks, Beth – we ate tons of fresh pineapple from the Kauai farmers markets – had a few mai tais as well…

  13. sippitysup June 8, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    I think I would need a whole pineapple because I will obviously need a whole pitcherful to drown my sorrowful Hawaiian jealousy. XOGREG

    • Liz June 13, 2014 at 10:56 am #

      We really enjoyed our trip – and some fabulous cocktails, Greg –

  14. Wendy Read June 13, 2014 at 1:08 pm # glad you are home safe and sound and your vacation sounded lovely! Gosh this drink–oh Liz ๐Ÿ™‚ Gorgeous shot!! This one is a keeper!

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