This cocktail has a smoothie-like texture and the flowery, tropical taste of pineapple. The recipe calls for a whole pineapple, so you may want to invite a few friends over to partake of this refreshingly sweet drink.–Karl Petzke
Pineapple-Tequila Refresco Recipe
Hands-On Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes | Makes 4 servings
- 1 ripe pineapple
- 2 cups water
- 3/4 cup superfine sugar
- 1 lime wedge
- Coarse decorating sugar
- 4 ounces blanco tequila
- Ice cubes
- 1. Peel, core, and dice the pineapple. Combine half of the pineapple with 1 cup of the water and half of the superfine sugar in a blender and puree until smooth. Repeat with the remaining pineapple, water, and superfine sugar. Pour into a large pitcher and refrigerate for 1 hour to chill.
- 2. Run the lime wedge around the rims of 4 cocktail glasses and dip the rims in the coarse sugar. For each drink, combine 3 ounces pineapple mixture with 1 ounce tequila and a few ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Shake well, strain into a sugar-rimmed glass, and serve.
Pineapple-Tequila Refresco Recipe © 2009 Karl Petzke. Photo © 2009 Karl Petzke. All rights reserved.