When you need a margarita in your hand, try this Chile Pineapple Margarita recipe!
Margaritas are a favorite, but if you want to liven things up, this easy to make hatch chile pineapple margarita is just the ticket.
I first saw this recipe on a suggested recipe card as I was walking through my favorite store, The Fresh Market, and thought that I should try it especially since I had a fresh bag of hatch chiles with no real plans for them.
What is the Silver Tequila?
This margarita uses silver Tequila, which can be substituted for gold Tequila if you prefer. Silver Tequila is clear, and barely aged if at all. It can be a harsh choice if simply using a mixer, and I highly recommend purchasing the best quality you can afford. It is not the type of Tequila that you’d want to sip straight but it really works well in this margarita recipe. I’m partial to Patron Silver Tequila, but whichever Tequila you choose, you won’t be disappointed with this recipe.
Here’s a list of the best Tequila brands that I came across from Esquire.
Want to know how do you make a classic margarita?
Try this classic margarita recipe from Delish, it’s so good and a great recipe to keep ready and on hand.
Other tasty cocktail recipes to try:
- Scarlet O’Hara Cocktail Punch, perfect for a crowd, a Southern Comfort drink that is sure to be a winner.
- Blueberry Buck Cocktail, o refreshing and made with Smirnoff’s Blueberry Vodka and inspired by Marlow’s Tavern restaurant.
- Sous Vide Strawberry Daiquiri, using the sous vide method to infuse the rum to make an incredibly flavored cocktail drink.
- Chai Whiskey, keep warm by making this chai tea and giving it a bit of a kick.
How to make a margarita with this spicy margarita recipe:
- 1 Hatch chile
- 1-in chunks of fresh pineapple
- Thinly sliced lime circles
- 1 lime wedge, to rub the rim.
- Rim salt, Kosher Salt or Coarse Sea Salt
- 2 ounce fresh pineapple juice
- 2 ounce silver tequila
- 2 ounce orange liqueur, such as as Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Triple Sec
- 2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
- Slice two¼-inch rings from the hatch chile to use as garnish. Then with the remaining chile, chop enough to make 1 tablespoon. Reserve any leftover chile for later use.
- Make the skewered garnish by using 1 lime slice, 1 pineapple slice, and 1 hatch chile ring. Set aside.
- Place the rim salt in a shallow plate. Rub the lime wedge over the rim of each glass. Then dip the rims of the glasses into the rim salt. Set aside.
- In a shaker, mix the pineapple juice with the chopped chile, and let it rest to infuse for at least 1 minute (the longer the more heat).
- Now add in the Tequila, liqueur, lime juice and ice, then shake well. Strain the margarita, dividing into 2 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with a skewer and serve immediately.
If you prefer, you can substitute the silver Tequila for gold Tequila.
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Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.