Smoky Pineapple Margarita

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 cocktails
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1/3 cup kosher salt

2 teaspoons ground chipotle

2 cups fresh pineapple chunks, chilled, plus additional for serving 

3/4 cup lime juice (from 5 to 6 limes), plus lime wedges for serving 

8 ounces gold tequila 

3 ounces triple sec 

3 to 4 sprigs cilantro

1 to 2 tablespoons light agave nectar 


  1. Combine the salt and 1 teaspoon of the ground chipotle in a small shallow dish. Dip the rims of four margarita glasses in water, then coat in the chipotle salt. Set aside.
  2. In a blender, combine the pineapple chunks, lime juice, tequila, triple sec and the remaining teaspoon ground chipotle. Add 1 tablespoon of the agave and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust the sweetness with more agave, as needed. Pour into a pitcher.
  3. Add ice to the rimmed glasses and pour the margarita mixture over. Serve garnished with pineapple chunks and lemon wedges.