Pineapple Margarita On The Rocks

We invite you to embark on a journey to paradise as we unveil a fresh pineapple margarita on the rocks. Bursting with the vibrant flavors of fresh pineapple, zesty lime juice, invigorating orange juice, and a splash of Cointreau and tequila, this cocktail is destined to transport you to sun-kissed beaches and swaying palm trees with every sip.

The secret to this cocktail lies in the selection of the freshest ingredients. Starting with the star of the show, the ripe and juicy pineapple, we embrace its sunny sweetness to add a tropical twist to the classic margarita. Combined with the zing of freshly squeezed lime juice, the tangy citrus notes create an irresistible harmony, taking your taste buds on an exhilarating journey.

To elevate the flavor profile even further, we introduce a splash of Cointreau, a premium orange liqueur renowned for its crisp and vibrant essence. Its sophisticated touch complements the tropical medley, lending a refined complexity to the cocktail. And of course, we can’t forget the soul of any margarita—the tequila!

What you will need to make this margarita


You may have heard that there are two different kinds of tequila: blanco (white) and reposado (rested). Blanco is clear in color and has little flavor; reposado has been aged for at least two months in barrels made from American white oak trees but can be aged up to one year. If you want to try something different than your typical margarita then I recommend trying a blanco or reposado variety instead!

Lime Juice

To make lime juice from fresh limes, you can use the traditional method of squeezing whole limes with a citrus press or channel your inner bartender and use an electric juicer. If you opt for the latter option, be sure to remove any pulp before using it in your margarita.

Orange liqueur

Our preference for this skinny spicy margarita is Cointreau. After having tried several brands of orange liqueur, we have settled on this as our absolute go to. It has a smooth, not overly sweet flavor. It gives just the right hit of orange to any cocktail. In fact, many top bartenders do not use simple syrup in their margaritas.

Fresh Pineapple

We love the taste of fresh pineapple in a margarita. Of course if you can not find fresh pineapple, you can use pineapple juice. We always keep a few small cans of pineapple juice on hand as they are perfect as an addition for some last minute tropical cocktails. And if you love a smoky taste, you are gonna wanna make smoked pineapple to use in this cocktail. It tastes amazing and makes for some really showy garnishes!

Orange Juice

You can use either fresh or store-bought orange juice in this recipe. We prefer freshly squeezed. Trust us, it makes a difference. We always have oranges on hand at our house. When in season, look for Cara Cara oranges. Compared to other navel oranges, Cara Cara oranges are unique because they contain twenty percent more vitamin C and thirty percent more vitamin A. Cara Cara oranges are also a good source of dietary fiber, folate, potassium, and the carotenoid lycopene. They are seedless, and have such a gorgeous hue.

fresh pineapple margarita on the rocks with a pineapple spear and orange

Pineapple Margarita on the rocks

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: margarita, pineapple, tequilla
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 321kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Orange
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Pineapple Or 2 ounces pineapple juice


  • Add fresh pineapple chunks into cocktail shaker and muddle.
  • Slice orange in half and slice one slice for garnish. Squeeze the orange using a juicer. Squeeze lime. Add the juice of the lime and orange into the cocktail shaker.
    2 ounces tequila, 1 ounce Cointreau, 1 Orange, 1 Lime
  • Add tequila, cointreau, and ice, and shake.
  • Strain margarita over ice, and garnish with orange slice.
    1/4 cup Fresh Pineapple


Serving: 1 | Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 352IU | Vitamin C: 109mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg
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Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


  1. Elaine & James Reply

    5 stars
    Your cocktails are the best! Can’t wait to try this one, cheers!

  2. Beth Reply

    5 stars
    I love your drinks. This one is so perfect for relaxing by the pool.

  3. Chenee Reply

    5 stars
    This is a fantastic twist on the classic margarita, and I’m already planning a get-together with friends to share this delicious concoction with.

  4. Casey Reply

    5 stars
    I absolutely love margaritas, and this one definitely looks like a total winner! I can already imagine sipping on this refreshing drink while soaking up the sun. Ca

  5. Kim Reply

    5 stars
    The combination of sweet pineapple and tangy lime is incredibly refreshing. Cheers to a delightful summer sip!

  6. Dannii Reply

    5 stars
    Now this is just the kind of refreshing drink that I need in my life in this heatwave.

  7. Shadi Hasanzadenemati Reply

    5 stars
    This is such an easy and delicious recipe, I cannot wait to make it again!

  8. Tara Reply

    5 stars
    Such a refreshing and fun cocktail! The flavors sound absolutely fantastic, especially with the use of Cara Cara oranges.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      We love Cara Cara oranges! Couldn’t find any yesterday, so gonna use mandarin oranges in this tonight!


      Dina and Bruce

  9. Andrea Reply

    5 stars
    Big margarita fan here and this pineapple one sounds amazing! I can’t wait to sip on this poolside.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Pools and Pineapple cocktails are meant for each other! Cheers!

      Dina and Bruce

  10. Beth Reply

    5 stars
    That looks just about perfect for the summer! This is going to be just the thing for some time by the pool.

  11. Amanda Wren-Grimwood Reply

    5 stars
    We are having a drinks party this weekend and this will be perfect for the weather. So refreshing and it slips down so well!

  12. Denay Reply

    5 stars
    As snowbirds, my husband and I are here right now at our beach home in Mexico. So I can personally testify that this is one GREAT Margarita. Here we use Mexican limes (same as Key Limes – small and round like golf balls) for this recipe. It’s so good!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Okay, super jelous, want to telaport there now!! The Mexican limes sound so good!

      Dina and Bruce

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