Pineapple Coconut Margarita
April 30, 2018 by Nicole Collins
It's Margarita Monday!!!
Mondays are notoriously known as being icky. But, when a margarita is involved, Monday might just be my favorite day of the week.
I know. That's a very questionable statement.
But that, my friends, is the power of a good margarita.
So far this spring, we've had one Saturday where the weather hasn't been cold or rainy. Just one. It's been awful, really!
So, on that one rare day, we had a margarita party on a friend's back deck. And, while we were enjoying the weather and our watermelon margaritas, we totally talked her in to having a Cinco de Mayo party starring a variety of margaritas. It didn't take much convincing actually, because...margaritas.
Today's recipe is what I plan to bring to the party. Actually, I'm bringing Wednesday's recipe to the party with me too!
But for today, we're going to kick back and sip on some Pineapple Coconut Margaritas!
I've told you before that I'm generally a minimalist when it comes to margaritas. I don't need all of the fancy flavors. I don't mind them; I just don't need them.
But, since pineapple is easily my favorite fruit in the whole universe; if I'm going to fancy up a margarita, I'm going to invite pineapple to the party.
The ingredients to the margarita are totally simple: pineapple juice, coconut water, coconut rum, tequila, a squeeze of lime juice, and a drizzle of agave syrup. Give it a shake or a stir, pour it over ice, and you're ready to kick back and relax.
My favorite part of a margarita is the salt on the rim. You guys know I love my salty treats! But, we're taking our rimming salt up a notch by mixing it with some ground coconut flakes. It's mostly salty with a little sweet, but really helps to bring the coconut flavor home.
This margarita is so delicious! It's got a nice even balance between the pineapple juice and the coconut. And, it's not overly sweet, which is how I prefer my margaritas.
In fact, this drink goes down REALLY smooth. When I let Sultan help me test it, she told me she couldn't taste the alcohol. Those are the best kind of drinks in my opinion! But, they're also the most dangerous; so here's my reminder to PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY!
Ok, here's a recap of our Cinco de Mayo week menu, so far!
Salsa Sunday: Strawberry Avocado Salsa
You guys know tomorrow is the infamous Taco Tuesday, and I can't wait to share with you what we're having!
For now, enjoy; and let's drink!
Pineapple Coconut Margarita
Serves: 2 Print
½ cup pineapple juice
¼ cup tequila (I used gold)
¼ cup coconut rum
¼ cup coconut water
juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp agave syrup
1 tbsp sweetened shredded coconut
2 tbsp sea salt, coarse
ice, for serving
Add shredded coconut to a small food processor or spice grinder. Grind until coconut reaches a texture similar to the sea salt. Stir in the sea salt to combine, and place on a small plate to prepare for rimming the glass. Set aside.
In a cocktail shaker or glass, add pineapple juice, tequila, coconut rum, coconut water, lime juice, and agave. Shake or stir to combine.
Run a wedge of lime around the rim of your glasses. Dip the rim into the plate of your sea salt/coconut mix to salt your rim. Add ice to the glasses. Pour the margarita mix in to the glasses, dividing evenly. Enjoy!
*You could easily convert this to a party pitcher that serves 8! I'll even do the math for you: 2 cups pineapple juice, 1 cup tequila, 1 cup coconut rum, 1 cup coconut water, juice of 4 limes, ¼ cup agave syrup, and about a cup of ice. You'll have plenty of the salt mix left, so the quantities above should work.
*If you want to make yourself a set of these pretty margarita glasses, here's the tutorial!
*Please drink responsibly!