Pineapple-Tequila Smoothies

Pineapple-tequila smoothies sound like a perfect summer bevvie to us. Made with fresh pineapple purée and tequila, it goes down as smoothly as the name suggests.

Two glasses filled with pineapple-tequila smoothie, rimmed with sugar, topped with line wedges on a napkin

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 Smoothies

Two glasses filled with pineapple-tequila smoothie, rimmed with sugar, topped with line wedges on a napkin
Tequila and pineapple are a match made in cocktail heaven. This drink uses that combination to its utmost advantage. Blanco (or silver) tequilas are often best with pineapple, especially in very transparent drinks like this.
Karl Petzke

Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
Total 1 hr 15 mins
Drinks
American
4 servings
324 kcal
5 from 1 vote
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Ingredients 

  • 1 ripe pineapple
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar (or just blitz granulated sugar in a blender until finely ground but not powdery)
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Coarse decorating sugar
  • 4 ounces blanco tequila
  • Ice cubes

Directions
 

  • 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.
  • 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.
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Show Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 324kcal (16%)Carbohydrates: 67g (22%)Protein: 1g (2%)Fat: 1g (2%)Saturated Fat: 1g (6%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 253mg (7%)Fiber: 3g (13%)Sugar: 60g (67%)Vitamin A: 133IU (3%)Vitamin C: 109mg (132%)Calcium: 35mg (4%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

Recipe Testers’ Reviews

This is a fast and refreshing drink that works well with a variety of cuisines—Mexican, Thai, etc. I was wary of the amount of sugar, so I did two half batches, one with the full amount of sugar and one with half the sugar. I ended up increasing the sugar back up to the recipe amount for both batches. The sweetness helped keep the drink in balance. The time in the refrigerator is really important. I liked that the drink didn’t take many ingredients and I could easily hand over drink-making duties to a friend while I finished making dinner.

Originally published July 13, 2009

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