Frozen Pineapple Margaritas – The Real Food Dietitians

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The perfect sipper to enjoy on a hot and sunny summer day whether you’re at the beach or your backyard. Frozen Pineapple Margaritas are made with just 4 simple ingredients and no sugar added.  Best of all, this recipe comes together fast with frozen pineapple, lime juice, orange juice and tequila. Simply toss it all into a blender, give it a whirl, pour and enjoy!

Photo of Frozen Pineapple Margaritas - three servings garnished with a fresh mint leaf, lime slice and pineapple wedge.

A Better-for-You Cocktail!

This week on the blog we’re sharing four fruity, lightened-up, Better-for-You Cocktail recipes. Cocktails that are made with MUCH less sugar, are refreshing, easy-to-make, and are perfect for sipping on when the sun is shining and the temps are rising!

Frozen Pineapple Margaritas is the third recipe of our Better-for-You Cocktail series – joining the refreshing Watermelon Mojito and Low-Sugar Paloma.

Many of you love our Real Food Margaritas – a more traditional, on-the-rocks margarita which is one or our personal favorites as well! However,  if you’re looking for that perfect summer drink and like the idea of a frozen margarita, you can now consider this blog a one-stop shop! You’re going to love our Frozen Pineapple Margaritas. They’re not only a delightful and delicious drink, they’re also incredibly easy to make. We’ve lightened them up by letting the natural sweetness of the pineapple shine. You won’t find any added sugar, no juice concentrates, and no pre-made margaritas mixes in this recipe. All you need is freshly squeezed orange juice and lime juice, a bag of frozen pineapple and tequila.

Looking for a non-alcoholic option? No problem. If you’d like to make this margarita a ‘mocktail’, simply omit the tequila and add a splash of lime flavored sparkling water.

Ingredients for Frozen Pineapple Margaritas

Made with just a few simple ingredients!

  • Frozen pineapples – we made this recipe especially easy for you by making it with a bag of frozen pineapple. However, if you wish to use fresh pineapple you certainly can. You’ll just want to cube the pineapple and freeze it before making the margaritas.
  • Lime juice – while you can use store-bought lime juice, we love freshly squeezed lime juice as we feel it gives a more authentic flavor and it really only takes a minute to juice the limes with a manual juicer.
  • Orange juice – like the lime juice you can certainly use a store-bought orange juice but we think freshly squeezed orange juice is best! Again, a manual juicer works great. Simply slice the oranges in small enough pieces to juice.
  • Tequila – as with the Low-Sugar Paloma, we like to use tequila Blanco (or silver) in this recipe for its clean and smooth taste.
  • Course salt or coconut sugar or a mix – while optional, a little coarse salt (or coconut sugar or a mix) on the rim complements the naturally sweet-tart flavors of the pineapple and citrus. Plus it looks pretty, too!
  • Ice

Note: if you’d like to add a touch of sweetness, feel free to add honey or agave nectar. We recommend taste testing first before adding the sweetener as the pineapple will likely be sweet enough.

How to make Frozen Pineapple Margaritas

As mentioned above, this recipe is incredibly easy to make.

Simply juice the limes and oranges (here’s a manual juice that works great). Add the juices, frozen pineapple, and tequila to a blender and blend until smooth and no chunks remain.

To serve, rim the glasses with course salt or coconut sugar or a mix. To do this, pour a little coarse salt (or sugar or a mix) into a shallow bowl or dish. Now take a wedge of lime and run it around the rim of each glass and invert the glasses, one at a time, into the salt and twist the glass back and forth a few times.

Now to the best part – fill each glass with the blended margarita, kick your feet up and enjoy! If you want to get extra fancy, you can add a lime slice and/or fresh pineapple triangle to the rim of the glass and top it with a fresh mint leaf.

Overhead photo of Frozen Pineapple Margaritas - three servings garnished with a fresh mint leaf, lime slice and pineapple wedge.

Can the limes and oranges be juiced ahead of time?

Absolutely. Feel free to juice the limes and oranges up to 48 hours in advance. Store in a mason jar, in the fridge until ready to use.

Can the margaritas be made with store-bought orange and lime juice?

You sure could! However, we do feel they taste best with freshly squeezed juices but we understand if you want to make this recipe extra easy with the use of pre-made juices.

Photo of Frozen Pineapple Margaritas - three servings garnished with a fresh mint leaf, lime slice and pineapple wedge.

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Frozen Pineapple Margaritas

The perfect sipper to enjoy on a hot and sunny summer day whether you’re at the beach or your backyard. Frozen Pineapple Margaritas are made with just 4 simple ingredients and no sugar added.

  • Author: Stacie Hassing
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blend

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. (16 oz) frozen pineapples 
  • 6 oz (3/4 cup) orange juice (juice from 2-3 large oranges)
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) lime juice (juice from 3 limes)
  • 8 oz (1 cup) tequila blanco (or silver)
  • 2 cups ice 
  • coarse salt or coconut sugar or mix
  • Pineapple and/or lime wedges (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Juice the limes and oranges with a juicer or manual juicer.
  2. Add the juices, frozen pineapple, and tequila to a blender and blend until nice and smooth.
  3. To serve, rim four glasses with course salt or coconut sugar or a mix. To do this, pour a little coarse salt (or sugar or a mix) into a shallow bowl or dish. Take a wedge of lime and run it around the rim of each glass and invert the glasses, one at a time, into the salt and twist the glass back and forth a few times.
  4. Fill each glass with the blended margarita and enjoy.
  5. If you wish, add a lime slice and/or fresh pineapple triangle to the rim of the glass and top with a fresh mint leaf.

Notes

*Feel free to juice the limes and oranges up to 48 hours in advance. Store in a mason jar, in the fridge until ready to use.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 235
  • Sugar: 18 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 1 g

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About Stacie Hassing

Stacie is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian from rural southern Minnesota where she and her husband reside on 5 acres with their two pups, Walter & Lucy. She’s a creator of simple and wholesome recipes, a lover of nature, a crossfitter, a seasonal runner, and she’s on a mission to inspire as many as she can live a healthier and happier life from the inside out.





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