Tequila and pineapple juice are the perfect pair! The sweet juice and zingy tequila make a quick and easy cocktail.

Tequila and pineapple juice

Here at A Couple Cooks, we’re all about great cocktail recipes: all the classics, made with pristine focus and perfectly styled garnishes. But guess what? We’re also all about easy cocktails that come together in a flash! Because sometimes you have time to plan ahead, but others you just want to a sipper for the patio. Enter: this Tequila and Pineapple Juice! In 2 minutes with 2 ingredients, you’ve got a tasty drink that tastes like a legit cocktail.

Why mix tequila and pineapple juice

Why mix tequila with pineapple juice? Well, it’s just that good! Pineapple juice is a stellar cocktail mixer because of its aggressive sweet tart flavor. It holds up perfectly to the tequila, which adds a spicy bite to the finish of each sip.

We’ve been on a kick of finding the best ways to mix tequila. Pineapple juice is a top favorite (as is lemonade). It comes together in a flash and you can make it look like it’s a legit craft cocktail. Here’s how…

Tequila and pineapple juice

Step it up: add garnishes (or bitters)

Want to turn tequila and pineapple into a fancy cocktail? First of all: you absolutely don’t have to. It’s delicious on its own. But if you’re up for classing it up, here are a few options:

  • Add clear ice! It’s crystal clear ice that you can cut into organic shapes, making it look much more impressive than cloudy ice from a try. Here’s how to make clear ice!
  • Add garnishes. A sprig of fresh mint is lovely, or add lime wedges. (Give them a squeeze before you add them.
  • Shake in a few dashes bitters. Cocktail bitters give a drink extraordinary complexity.

The tequila to use

Of course, with a drink this simple, use whatever tequila you have on hand! But if you’re looking for our recommendations, here’s what to know about types of tequila:

  • Tequila reposado (aged) adds oaky vanilla notes. That’s another way to step up this drink! Aged tequila adds a hint of sophistication. It’s our top tequila for margaritas.
  • Tequila blanco (unaged) works too; look for a mid-range bottle. We like Patron Silver, and it’s great in this Patron Margarita.
Tequila

Or, make a pineapple margarita!

This tequila and pineapple juice cocktail is just two ingredients away from a Pineapple Margarita. Add Cointreau and lime juice, and you’ve got the classic cocktail done up with a fruity twist. Or try our Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita, which has a hint of heat on the finish. Your call!

More pineapple juice cocktails

Let us know what you think of this tequila and pineapple juice cocktail! If you’re looking for more drinks to use up your juice bottle, here are the pineapple cocktails we recommend:

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Tequila and pineapple juice

Tequila and Pineapple Juice


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Tequila and pineapple juice are the perfect pair! The sweet juice and zingy tequila make a quick and easy cocktail.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • To serve: Ice (try clear ice!), lime wedges, fresh mint (optional)
  • Step it up: add a few shakes of cocktail bitters

Instructions

  1. Pour the tequila and pineapple juice in an ice-filled lowball or highball glass. Garnish with lime wedges and/or fresh mint.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Poured
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Tequila and pineapple juice

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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