This orange pineapple margarita is a delicious tropical cocktail drink. It is made with fresh pineapple juice, orange syrup, and tequila. This fancy margarita will hit the spot for all your margarita cravings.
I love margaritas -- especially margaritas on the rocks. Fruity frozen margaritas are great for summer. But in winter, I prefer margaritas on the rocks. This margarita is not too sweet and sugary, yet packs a punch of pineapple and orange flavor. Additionally, you can adjust the sweetness based on your preference.
What is orange simple syrup?
Many cocktails use simple syrup as an ingredient to add sweetness to a drink. It is basically liquid sugar.
Essentially, orange simple syrup is regular simple syrup with natural orange flavoring infused. This orange simple syrup recipe is very easy to make and you can use the syrup for many different drinks.
This pineapple orange margarita uses orange simple syrup to add both sweetness and orange flavor while taking up only a small volume of space.
How do I make this pineapple orange margarita sweeter? Or stronger?
Some people like extra sweet and sugary margaritas, and some people prefer stronger tasting ones. This pineapple margarita falls somewhere in between. However, it is very easy to alter this recipe to your own (or your guests' preferences).
The orange simple syrup is the key ingredient for sweetness level.
To make the margarita more sweet, add more orange simple syrup. Try adding 1 oz of orange simple syrup instead of 0.5oz.
On the other hand, to make the margarita less sweet (and stronger tasting), add less orange simple syrup. Alternatively, remove the orange simple syrup entirely. Instead, add up to an extra 2oz of freshly squeezed orange juice.
Ingredients for Pineapple Orange Margarita:
- Pineapple juice. The easiest method to get fresh pineapple juice is to use a juicer. Simply pass the pineapple chunks through the juicer machine. Fresh juice significantly impact the quality of your margarita.
- Orange simple syrup. As mentioned above, if you want a less sweet margarita, alter the quantity of this ingredient depending on your taste preferences.
- Tequila. Although high quality tequila will taste better, any type of tequila will work for this drink.