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Chile Pineapple Margarita Recipe

When you need a margarita in your hand, try this Chile Pineapple Margarita recipe!

Hatch Chile Pineapple Margarita

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.

Sliced pineapple

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.

Pouring the Pineapple Margarita

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.

Rimmed and garnish cocktail glass

Other tasty cocktail recipes to try:

How to make a margarita with this spicy margarita recipe:

Rimmed and garnish cocktail glass

Hatch Chile Pineapple Margarita

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

An easy to make Hatch Chile Pineapple Margarita, perfectly balanced with a bit of heat to keep things interesting.



  • 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
  • Ice


  1. 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.
  2. Make the skewered garnish by using 1 lime slice, 1 pineapple slice, and 1 hatch chile ring. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 413Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 952mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 7gSugar: 56gProtein: 3g

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