Need a great summer cocktail? Make up this Pineapple Ancho Margarita; it’s refreshingly sweet with a smoky kick. Great for BBQs, parties, and more!
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Summertime and a Pineapple Ancho Margarita
Everyone rejoice because summer is here! Well I suppose technically summer doesn’t start until June 21st, but I don’t care because school is out and I’m on break! And if you ask the weather around here, it’s been mid-July since May, other than maybe 2 days in the middle where it felt like spring.
We’ve been settling into our summer schedule (mostly) around here and have been getting some much needed housework done. Those projects that we always seem to put off until later while everything else is going on are finally getting worked on, and it’s exciting to be actually doing stuff around the house. We’ve tackled the closet and are working our way through the bedroom and into the office. Checking things off the list, yes!
The time off and the heat also create a great opportunity to enjoy delicious, refreshing cocktails while spending time with friends and family. My Pinterest board has been flooded with summery drinks, so it’s now time to try them out! Of course then I immediately crafted my own margarita instead of trying the hundreds of cocktails that have been saved away for another day. Oh, well; they aren’t going anywhere, right?
Not too long ago we, were out wandering downtown Lee’s Summit and came across a store called Libations & Company, which turned out to be a goldmine for spirits and mixers. They had barware, liquors, and more bitters than I’d ever heard of! The staff was also extremely helpful and friendly; they even let you sample some if you’d like. I came across an Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur in there and had to get it (I am a chile head after all…). Since that day I’ve wanted to come up with a cocktail that would feature this liqueur. It goes well with a hard cider if you’re looking for a simple mix-in, but I really wanted this flavor to shine.
This Pineapple Ancho Margarita makes wonderful use of the sweet heat from the chile liqueur, and pairing it with a silver tequila and pineapple juice melds into a deliciously cool summer drink. Make up a batch to enjoy while hanging with friends or grilling up a tasty summer meal, or just have a drink because you can.
When making this cocktail, you can pour the ingredients into a Cocktail Shaker with some ice and shake it up, or you can add your ingredients into your Rocks Glass, stir it up, and then add ice to finish it off. Either way you’re in for a wonderfully cool, refreshing cocktail that’s great for sipping on hot days and cool nights. Enjoy!
Cool off with a Spicy Margarita!
Try this simple recipe for a homemade Pineapple Ancho Margarita. Mix up tequila, pineapple juice, ancho chile liqueur, and a splash of lemon for an easy, delicious cocktail that is bursting with fruity tropical flavors and a hint of that spicy kick at the end. This refreshing alcoholic mixed drink is best for a crowd, so make up a pitcher for your next summer party! Serve it on the rocks or frozen, and finish it with a salt rim for a drink that will cool you down on the hottest of days.
- 4oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz Milagro silver tequila
- 1 oz Ancho Reyes ancho chile liqueur
- ½ tsp of liquid honey
- splash of lemon juice
- salt for rim
- lemon slice for garnish
- pineapple chunk for garnish
- Prepare two shallow dishes: one with water and one with salt.
- Dip the rim of the glass into the water and then into the salt. Twist the glass in the salt a few times to get the rim fully coated.
- Measure all ingredients into your glass.
- Stir to combine.
- Add ice.
- Garnish with pineapple chunk and lemon slice.
- You can also add ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake your drink to combine and chill it. Then simply pour into your glass.
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Until next time, Enjoy the journey!