I have wanted to learn to can and took the opportunity to purchase jars in various sizes for Summer Fest. Since that recipe I haven’t canned , but I have used the jars.
For margaritas. It’s an addiction what can I say?
In late May I posted a margarita recipe for pineapple/cucumber which was adapted from my favorite agua fresca. This week I craved a crisp pineapple flavor dotted with a speck of lime.
Tequila Blanco is ideal for summer margaritas. A Blanco has a clean taste giving your fresh fruit juice center stage.
Fresh pineapple juice is preferred for this margarita. I know I continue to stress the use of fresh juice, but it really makes all the difference. In choosing a fresh pineapple look for brightly colored, deep green leaves.
Avoid any with bruises, soft spots or mold. Choose a pineapple with some weight for it’s size. I have found pre cut pineapple at my local grocery store. This can save you time without the hassle of coring the pineapple yourself.
by Sweet Life
by Vianney Rodriguez
makes 4 margaritas
1 cup tequila
1 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup Cointreau
On a small plate spread salt. With lime wedges moisten rim of 6 ounce glasses. Dip glasses into salt. Place glasses into freezer to chill.
In a pitcher combine tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice and Cointreau. Remove glasses from freezer and serve margarita mixture over ice. Garnish with lime slices.
we are having a late summer here in Paris, and to me this sounds like the perfect drink for the end of the afternoon!
Unknown Mami says
Just the idea of this makes my mouth water.
Gina Stanley says
I have to say I love canning with my jars, but I also love margaritas especially with pineapple. You have no idea I would like a margarita at the moment. Will have to try one of your variations, you have so many good ones.
Magic of Spice says
Pineapple and a bit of lime = delightful, oh and the booze doesn’t hurt either 🙂
Laura @ SweetSavoryPlanet says
This looks wonderful. Nothing like a good Margarita!
Simply Life says
what a fun summer drink!
5 Star Foodie says
Pineapple flavor sounds so good for a Margarita!
Heather @girlichef says
Mmmm…I had a nice juicy pineapple this weekend, but it is all gone now. My next one is destined to be made into a margarita. Looks awesome 😀
Baking Serendipity says
Drinking out of canning jars feels so cool 🙂 Especially when the drink is a margarita. I love your pineapple twist…and that list of flavor options! Time for a Mexican night and margaritas for sure!
Very cool use of the jars! & I love that little pineapple-lime ring you’ve got there. Sounds delish! & definitely take your weekends for yourself; the world can wait for your amazingness ;).
Parsley Sage says
That’s a WAAAAY better use for those jars than pickles or jam 🙂
Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says
This margarita looks so refreshing and perfect for entertaining. I look forward to trying this!!
yeah, weekend, and margarita time… that means it’s Bonnie’s time… my favorite time in the whole world… have a great weekend my friend
Maris (In Good Taste) says
I can think of no better use for these jars!
Kitchen Belleicious says
WOW! I love it. This idea is amazing. I love pineapple. Its like a pinacolda/margarita in one!
Yum! Love the pineapple twist to this margarita!