The tropical flavors in this Frozen Pineapple Margarita make it a light and refreshing summer treat. Creamy and full of pineapple-goodness, all you need are 7 ingredients and a blender!
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This creamy Frozen Pineapple Margarita has it all - a slushy fruit mix, a little sweetness, and tequila! It’s one of my favorite cocktails to drink when I go out and it’s even better when made at home in your blender.
A blended pineapple margarita is made with pineapple juice, frozen pineapple, tequila, lime, and simple syrup. It’s nicely balanced and has a creamy, slushy texture. Just like my Frozen Mango Margarita and Paloma, this cocktail is perfect for summer and totally refreshing.
Looking for a few snacks to pair with a refreshing frozen pineapple margarita with pineapple juice? Serve a couple of these cocktails next to Vegetarian Nachos for Two or Spicy Queso Dip for friends or on date night.
Pineapple margarita ingredients
This frozen pineapple margarita is made with simple ingredients and no triple sec. It’s fruity and fun with just a hint of sweetness. This is what you need:
I recommend using one 6 ounce canned pineapple juice (Dole is my go-to brand). Pineapple juice has the tendency to spoil very quickly once it’s exposed to air, which is why canned juice is best. You can also use freshly pressed juice if it’s available where you live.
Frozen pineapple chunks
Pre-frozen pineapple chunks are available at most grocery stores year round. To freeze fresh pineapple, layer the chunks on a baking dish and place it in the freezer. Use them in the cocktail when they’re frozen solid or store them in a sealed container or bag for later.
The best tequila to use in margaritas is a Blanco (silver) tequila because of its smooth, agave-forward flavor. The flavor is hidden well among the pineapple, so there’s no need to spend much money on a bottle! There are plenty of mid-priced brands to choose from.
If you’re a big fan of tequila like I am, feel free to increase the amount in the recipe. I recommend increasing the tequila up to 1.5 ounces per serving if you prefer them extra boozy.
Just a bit of simple syrup adds a little sweetness to the cocktail. To make simple syrup at home, simply heat equal amounts of water and granulated sugar together until the sugar dissolves. Bottle it up and use it in more frozen cocktails throughout the summer!
Lime juice and salt
Fresh or bottled lime juice and salt give the margarita balance and a little tang.
To go all out on the presentation, run a lime wedge around the glass and dip it in a plate of salt (mix the salt with chili powder for some spice) for a salted rim.
Fresh is best! Make sure to fill your ice cube trays the night before serving these drinks.
How to make a frozen pineapple margarita
A pineapple margarita slush is easy to make using a high powered blender, like a Vitamix, but you can always blend the mixture a little longer in a regular blender. Here’s how it’s done:
Step 1: Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
Step 2: Blend until smooth, then enjoy!
Can it be made ahead of time?
Yes! Blend the margarita up and store the mixture in an airtight container in the freezer for 1 or 2 days. Let it thaw slightly then give it a quick stir before serving and enjoy!
If you want to make a fresh cocktail but save time in the kitchen, portion out the pineapple chunks and ice, and juice the limes ahead of time. Store the tequila in the freezer overnight so your cocktails can be ice cold when it’s time to blend them up.
It's time for some blended goodness!
Alright, friend! Now you know how easy it is to make this tasty blended cocktail. It will be a great addition for your next party.
When you do, make sure to leave a comment below so we can hear how much you and your friends like it!
Frozen Pineapple Margarita
- 6 ounces pineapple juice
- 2 ounces blanco tequilla
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 ½ cups ice
- 1 ½ cups frozen pineapple chunks
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
- Blend until smooth and serve in chilled cocktail glasses.