With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, I am on the lookout for some cocktail recipes to fully celebrate. I am always open to variations of the classic margarita, and this spicy pineapple version sounds interesting.
The recipe below is shared from Hot Sauce! by Jennifer Trainer Thompson.
Spicy Pineapple Margarita
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground chile powder
1 lime wedge
8 ounces tequila blanco
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup pineapple juice
2 ounces Cointreau
1 teaspoon hot sauce
* Mix the salt and chile powder on a small plate. Rub the rims of 4 glasses with the lime wedge, then dip the rims in the salt mixture to coat.
* Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all of the remaining ingredients.
* Shake vigorously, then strain into glasses.
* Serve immediately.