Smoked Pineapple Margarita

If you’re looking for a tropical twist on a classic margarita, look no further than the smoked pineapple margarita. This delicious cocktail combines the smoky flavor of grilled pineapple with the tangy sweetness of lime and tequila for a unique and refreshing taste. For added flavor we are using Western Premium BBQ Cherry wood chunks.The smoke from these chunks imparts amazing flavor! Not only does smoking fresh pineapple give it a smoky flavor, but it also adds a beautiful caramelized color and texture to the fruit. We do not add any brown sugar. We let the cherry wood chunks add the delicate smoky flavor. We smoked a whole pineapple with the skin on, as we are using the skin on wedges in our pineapple margarita. You can remove stem and outer skin if you would like and still get amazing results.

The smoked pineapple margarita is a perfect drink for sipping on a warm day or enjoying with friends at a barbecue or pool party. The smoky flavor of the pineapple adds depth to the drink, while the lime and tequila keep it refreshing and light.

For a twist on this recipe, try adding a dash of chili powder or a slice of jalapeno for a spicy kick. You can also experiment with different types of tequila, such as reposado or añejo, to see how they change the flavor profile of the drink.

Overall, the smoked pineapple margarita is a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail that is sure to impress your guests. So grab a blender, fire up the grill, and get ready to sip on this tropical treat!

Smoked Pineapple Margarita starts with great ingredients

Tequila

To make this margarita, you’ll need to know about tequila. Tequila is a type of liquor that’s made from the blue agave plant, which is native to Mexico.

The word “tequila” comes from an ancient Nahuatl word and means “sweat water.” It was originally given this name because when they were first distilled and bottled, they would sweat out in the hot Mexican climate!

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 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.

Smoked pineapple

Smoked Pineapple is a delicious and unique way to enjoy tropical fruit. Not only does smoking fresh pineapple give it a smoky flavor, but it also adds a beautiful caramelized color and texture to the fruit. We do not add any brown sugar. We let cherry wood chunks add the delicate smoky flavor.

 

Watch how easy it is to smoke a pineapple!

Grill your citrus to release more flavor

Grilling citrus fruits can often release more juice and enhance their flavor. When you grill citrus fruits like lemons, limes, oranges, or grapefruits, the heat from the grill causes the fruit’s cells to expand and burst. This can lead to the citrus fruits becoming softer and juicier, making it easier to extract the juice.

Additionally, the heat of the grill can caramelize the natural sugars in the citrus fruit, creating a slightly smoky and caramelized flavor that adds depth to the juice. Grilled citrus juice can be used in various culinary applications, from marinades and sauces to cocktails and desserts.

Keep in mind that the effectiveness of this method can vary depending on factors like the type of citrus fruit, its ripeness, and the temperature and duration of grilling. It’s a good idea to monitor the fruits closely while grilling to prevent overcooking, which can result in bitterness or too much moisture loss.

smoked pineapple margarita with a smoked orange slice and smoked pineapple in backround

Smoked Pineapple Margarita

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: margarita, tequilla
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 384kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 slices Pineapple Smoked
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 Lime Grilled
  • 1 Orange Grilled
  • 1 wedge pinapple for garnish

Instructions

  • Cut smoked pineapple into tidbits & place into cocktail shaker and muddle.
    2 slices Pineapple
  • Slice orange in half and slice one slice for garnish. Add the juice of the lime and orange into the cocktail shaker. Add tequila, cointreau, and ice, and shake.
    2 ounces tequila, 1 ounce Cointreau, 1 Orange, 1 Lime
  • Place 1 large ice cube into cocktail glass.
  • Strain margarita over ice, and garnish with smoked pineapple wedge and orange slice.
    1 wedge pinapple

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 426IU | Vitamin C: 169mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg
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Comments

  1. Carrie Robinson Reply

    5 stars
    This sounds like the most delicious margarita ever! Loving the sweetness and smokiness from the pineapple. 🙂

  2. Dana Reply

    5 stars
    Awesome marg! Had it with shrimp tacos and it was the perfect pairing.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Dana,

      Now we are talking! Double taco week for us! Taco Tuesday and Cinco de Friday!

      Dina and Bruce

  3. Shadi Hasanzadenemati Reply

    5 stars
    I was looking for a recipe like this for margarita, thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to try it soon!

  4. Andrea Reply

    5 stars
    Wow, this sounds incredible. As a margarita enthusiast, I can’t wait to try this delicious smoked pineapple one. Yum!

  5. Kushigalu Reply

    5 stars
    What a fantastic margarita recipe to try. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  6. Tara Reply

    5 stars
    Oh yum! This margarita sounds absolutely amazing with the use of the smoked pineapple. So unique!

  7. Tayler Reply

    5 stars
    I made one of these margaritas last night and OMG was it delicious! Perfectly sweet and smoky flavor!

  8. Donalyn Reply

    5 stars
    Smoked pineapple is delicious, so I imagine these will be fabulous! This is on my list to make the next time we fire up the smoker!

  9. Ned Reply

    5 stars
    Oh my! My wife made it for girls night and they all loved it! Thank you for this yummy drink option!

  10. Heather Reply

    5 stars
    This is the perfect summer cocktail, wow! Totally delectable, easy to make, and everyone loved them! Thanks so much!

  11. Anjali Reply

    5 stars
    Omg this was the perfect summertime cocktail. Made it for happy hour last night and it turned out so well! Perfectly smoky, slightly sweet, so tasty!

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