Rosemary Pineapple Margarita
by Crystal Channing @Margaritasontherocks
Rosemary Pineapple Margarita
2 Oz Silver Tequila
1 Oz Grand Marnier
(or Cointreau, triple sec)
2 Oz Pineapple Juice
1 Oz Rosemary Simple Syrup
Sugar for rimming
Rosemary Simple Syrup
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Rosemary Sprig
Now I don’t know about you but I love, love, love- a good margarita…..hence the name of my site. I love them on the rocks, frozen, with salt or sugar! And I’m always trying to create new recipes to cure my margarita cravings. Another thing I love is incorporating fresh fruit into my drinks as much as possible. On my blog I created a fresh fruit cocktail series and made cocktails that featured fresh fruit instead of the heavy sugary mixes you buy at the grocery store if you would like to check them out.
A few years ago I was brunching in D.C. and I had a drink that was infused with thyme…..I took one sip and thought this is absolutely delicious! I have never been able to forget that experience and so I started infusing herbs into my drinks a couple years ago and never looked back. So in case you are thinking this drink may not be as good as it sounds trust me IT IS! Try it and I think you will love it.
The recipe is super easy and takes no time at all. If you have a juicer that is great but for those who don’t- feel free to use my blender and strainer method; it works just as good. Also I like to serve my cocktails in short “rocks” glasses so if you need to double the recipe for a larger Margarita glass go ahead and do so. This recipe is fun, trendy, and fabulous! If you make this drink your friends will be impressed and totally pleased!
In a small saucepan add water and sugar; bring to a boil and reduce heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves.
Remove saucepan from heat and set aside for 1-2 minutes before adding the rosemary sprig.
Add the rosemary sprig and allow to steep for 15-20 minutes to assist with the infusing process. Allow simple syrup to completely cool before adding it to your drink.
Blend or juice pineapple until smooth or juiced. If you choose the blender method, make sure to strain the juice to separate the pulp. (You have the option of using store bought pineapple juice if your not in the mood to juice).
Use the pineapple rind to rim the glasses and add salt or sugar.
In a cocktail shake, add ice, tequila, pineapple juice, Grand Marnier, and simple syrup; shake vigorously for about 10 seconds. Pour over ice.
Add some finely chopped rosemary to the top of the drink for garnish; along with a perfectly cut pineapple rind.
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