This perfectly smoky and sweet spicy pineapple margaritas are the best way to up your grill game this summer! Yes, this is more than your average classic margaritas recipe. Fresh pineapple is SMOKED on the grill to give this cocktail the ultimate smoky flavor that is completely what you are looking for in a smoked cocktail recipe.
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It's been a minute since my last margarita post and this one DOES NOT disappoint! I have had the idea for a true SMOKED pineapple margarita in my head since we purchased our Traeger grill 3 years ago! After doing some initial research there aren't really any smoky pineapple recipes out there (if any) that actually use smoked pineapple in the drink itself. Which I AM NOT about!
Let's chat about this Grilled Pineapple Margarita
There are soooooo many reasons to love summer captured in a cocktail pineapple margarita. Honestly, nothing quite beats the sweetness of fresh pineapple in the summer. Let's be real, I love pineapple year round. Especially frozen in smoothies! So I figured why not tie three of my favorites into one with a fresh pineapple + grilling + margaritas = smoky pineapple margarita. This recipe is light and sweet but comes in with smoky but not spicy flavor that you will just have to try to believe. With squeeze from a wedge of lime to brighten it up and a chili salt rim, either way you can't go wrong whether it's for cinco de mayo or a backyard BBQ!
What you need for this Smoked Pineapple Margarita
- 1 fresh pineapple
- orange liqueur
- lime wedges
- honey or agave nectar
- chipotle salt or (I personally use the Chili Lime seasoning from Trader Joe's)
- ice cubes
- Make it Non-Alcoholic: If you aren't drinking right now or on a Whole30 make this into an easy mocktail with a 1:1 replacement of Ritual Zero tequila or coconut water.
- Skip the smoke: If you are short on time, just make this with a fresh pineapple. But defeats the point of a smoked marg!
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Supplies Needed to make this Marg
Putting it all together
This is a set it and forget it (for 25 minutes) recipe. Simply set your grill or smoker on low heat (around 250F) and set your sliced pineapple on the grill. Close the lid and let it do it's thing for about 25 minutes to get all those smoky notes we are looking for here!
Next, we add the ingredients to a blender. Add as much or little ice as you want here. I wanted my drink cold but not frozen so I added about 1 cup of ice for what is pictured.
Serve in margarita glasses with the edge of the glass coated in the chili lime seasoning and a lime slice.
How long will the Smoked Pineapple Margaritas last?
While this recipe is meant to be served immediately, you can alternatively blend and store in a freezer safe container for another time!