Pineapple Margarita

This Pineapple Margarita is a delicious and easy cocktail recipe perfect for summer! Highlighting the popular tropical fruit with a bright yellow hue.

Two Pineapple Margaritas on a counter with fresh fruit pieces.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

I am a huge lover of all things pineapple and this Pineapple Margarita is a great way to celebrate the popular fruit!

In this margarita recipe, we are swapping out a lot of lime juice for pineapple instead, balance with flavors of citrus.

This is a great unique cocktail to make for the summer and can easily be made in a large batch for a party!


Here are the ingredients you need to make this Pineapple Margarita!

Full quantities and recipe details can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Pineapple Juice – fresh definitely tastes best but requires time and effort to make. So canned, frozen concentrate, or jug juice works just great!

Tequila – no need to use anything fancy as the juice will overpower some of the flavor

Triple Sec – an orange flavored liqueur commonly used in margaritas. Cointreau would work as well.

Fresh Lime Juice

Coarse Salt – for salt rims, if desired. You could also use sugar! Coarse salt is best to get that chunky salt texture like you see in restaurants.

Looking down on Pineapple Margarita glasses.


What is the secret ingredient in margaritas?

A hint of orange is key to a great margarita! We accomplish this by using triple sec, an orange liqueur, but you can also use a splash of orange juice.

Why do you put triple sec in margaritas?

Triple sec is used in margaritas to bring a slightly sweet citrus note of orange that balances out the other flavors of the cocktail.

Is Grand Marnier or triple sec better for a Margarita?

Grand Marnier and Cointreau can both be swapped for triple sec if desired. They are more expensive, but also a stronger alcohol content. All are orange flavored.

Two glasses of Pineapple Margarita on a counter with fresh pineapple pieces.
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Two Pineapple Margaritas on a counter with fresh fruit pieces.

Pineapple Margarita

This Pineapple Margarita is a perfect summer cocktail! Highlighting the popular yellow fruit, this Mexican drink balances sweet and tart in an easy recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 drink


  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce triple sec (1 Tablespoon)
  • ¼ ounce lime juice (1/2 lime, 1/2 Tablespoon)
  • coarse salt if desired, for glass rim (or sugar)


  • If adding salt or sugar to the glass rim, run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass to make it wet. Roll in a small plate or dish of the salt or sugar to coat. Fill the glass with ice.
  • In the glass, add the cocktail ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Garnish as desired with pineapple wedges, pineapple leaves, and/or lime wedges.
Keyword Fruit, Summer, Tequila

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