Recipe Review

This Pineapple-Vanilla Margarita Is Sunshine in a Glass

updated May 1, 2019
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Not that you need an excuse to make margaritas, but tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo! And while the traditional recipe is always a winner, this year I’m thinking about switching things up with an extra-special twist on the classic cocktail. With pineapple, vanilla bean, and mint, this sunny margarita is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

This pineapple number is a bit more time-consuming than your standard marg, but luckily you can prep it ahead of time! Like tonight! First you’ll need to make the pineapple syrup by roasting pineapple, vanilla bean, and sugar in a baking dish for about an hour. You won’t need all of the syrup for this margarita recipe, but the author wisely suggests saving it for stirring into yogurt or pouring over waffles.

Once your syrup has cooled in the fridge, you can get to mixing up your margaritas. In a pitcher you combine some pineapple juice, tequila, lime juice, water, and the pineapple syrup, and then pour into glasses filled with ice.

Typically margaritas come with a salt rim, but since this is a fancy margarita, it gets a salt-sugar-mint rim, which really gilds the lily. I can cheers to that!

Get the Recipe: Pineapple Vanilla Bean Margaritas from Hungry Girl Por Vida