Grilled Pineapple Margarita

  • Serves

    makes 1 cocktail

  • Cook

    5 minutes


By Leslie Pariseau

Published on May 27, 2016

The Margarita is essential to America's canon of summertime drinks, and adding a grilled element makes it that much more American. Burnished pineapple adds a rich layer of fruitiness while mezcal lends a veil of smoke and spice. For even more smoke and spice, add a salt rim laced with chile powder and coriander.

What You Will Need


  • 1 1-inch pineapple round
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 12 oz. pineapple juice
  • 34 oz. agave syrup
  • 1 oz. mezcal
  • 1 oz. silver tequila
  • 1 lime wheel, for garnish


Step 1

Build a medium-heat fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to medium. (Alternatively, heat a cast-iron grill pan over medium-high.) Grill pineapple, turning once, until seared on both sides, 1-2 minutes. Cut pineapple into 4 chunks and set aside.

Step 2

In a cocktail shaker, muddle together lime juice, pineapple juice, agave, and 3 chunks grilled pineapple. Add mezcal, tequila, and ice; shake well. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with remaining grilled pineapple chunk and a lime wheel.

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