This cocktail is basically a delicious pina colada margarita – full of coconut and pineapple flavours for a refreshing and tropical summer feeling. You don’t have to get away on a sunny vacation to make it feel like you’re on a holiday. These pineapple and coconut margaritas are sweet, tangy, creamy and fruity and are the ultimate summer cocktail. Can you tell that I’m so excited to share these with you!!?I know this post is coming at you late in the weekend, but I really do love a good Sunday cocktail. Is that not a thing yet? It should be. Because Sundays are meant for hiding out with your loved ones, enjoying a cocktail or 2 and soaking up the last of the weekend before facing the week ahead. To remove yourself from the chaos of work and life and allow yourself a small piece of self-indulgence.
These pineapple coconut margaritas are perfect for that. Make a pitcher of these and share it with your friends and family. Or enjoy one of these on your own while you sit on the porch, feeling the sun on your skin and hearing the faint sound of kids playing somewhere nearby. August is almost over (oops! Sorry to remind of you that!) so what better reason than that to make these NOW and enjoy them while the weekend vibes last a little longer! These margaritas are made with pineapple juice (or you can use fresh/frozen pineapple!), creamy coconut milk, tequila, a little lime juice and simple syrup for a touch of sweetness. It’s the perfect combination. Tart, tangy, sweet and creamy. Pour it over ice and let the cool, tropical tastes wash over you.
These margaritas aren’t complicated, I promise you. Just PLEASE make your own simple syrup. I beg of you, don’t buy it at the grocery store. All you need is water and white sugar (and any flavourings that you want). I know you have those ingredients at home, so why would you waste your money buying it? Then you can spend your extra money on the tequila to make these drinks, see what I did there? You’re welcome!Traditionally, a margarita is made with a salt rim, but I REALLY hate the salt rim. I just can’t get passed it. So it’s totally optional, you can add the salt rim but rubbing a lime wedge over the rim of the glass and then while holding the glass upside down, dip rim in the salt. Again, totally optional because I can do without it, but others love it!
- 2 oz tequila
- 2 oz pineapple juice (you can use fresh/frozen pineapple chunks)
- 1 oz coconut milk (from a carton, not a can)
- ½ lime, juiced
- ½ oz simple syrup (more/less depending on preference)
- crushed iced
- mint sprigs and lime wedges for garnish
*to make the simple syrup, place 1 cup of water and ½ cup of white sugar in a small sauce pan and let it simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool before using*
- Place the tequila, pineapple juice, coconut milk, lime juice and simple syrup in a blender and mix for 1 minute. Pour over ice and garnish with mint sprig and lime wedge before serving.
Make these today while the sun is still shining and Monday still feels so far away. Or save this recipe for next weekend and make the most out of the last summer days ahead. These would be so good as a frozen treat too, or blend it all up with some crushed ice to make a slushie. How perfect would that be!?
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