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.
- 1 cup Meyer lemon juice
- 1 cup white tequila
- 1 cup Triple Sec
- 1 cup fresh pineapple juice
- fresh pineapple chunks (optional garnish)
- Combine the Meyer lemon juice, tequila, Triple Sec and pineapple juice in a large pitcher.
- Fill a cocktail shaker ½ full with ice, add the margaritas, cover and shake for 30 seconds.
- Pour into glasses over ice, garnish with pineapple chunks and serve.
Roll your rim in lime sugar and share with your neighbors. Aloha
Good idea, Toni – I will make a batch for us all this summer – lime sugar sounds good.
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.
We are SO overdue to have you and Fausto over for supper – you are both so important and dear to us both.
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!
LOL – yes, a little early, Jayne 😉
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!
Thanks, Steve, I will toast you with a mai tai when we land –
I’ll take one (or more) sounds really delicious! I love a fruity cocktail.
I’d love to share a batch with you, Suzanne –
Enjoy your trip! This sounds like a lovely cocktail.
Thanks, Lynda – loved the shot of Popcorn you posted a while ago –
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 🙂
Have a fun time in Kauai! Such a beautiful island. This drink will definitely be a great way to conjure up tropical Hawaii!
Looks good Liz! I’m so glad lime prices are starting to go back down.
Enjoy your trip to Kauai!
Yes, I guess it was a blight of some sort in Mexico re the limes –
Oh, YUM! Have a safe and fabulous trip!
Thanks, Kimberly – and thanks for your comment.
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.
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!
Good luck on that – maybe a blended version?
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.
Thanks, Beth – we ate tons of fresh pineapple from the Kauai farmers markets – had a few mai tais as well…
I think I would need a whole pineapple because I will obviously need a whole pitcherful to drown my sorrowful Hawaiian jealousy. XOGREG
We really enjoyed our trip – and some fabulous cocktails, Greg –
Ah..so glad you are home safe and sound and your vacation sounded lovely! Gosh this drink–oh Liz 🙂 Gorgeous shot!! This one is a keeper!