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This Pineapple Ginger Margarita adds a sweet and spicy twist to the classic cocktail. An exclusive recipe for Pyknic and blog post crafted by Georgie of InIt4TheLongRun.com / @InIt4TheLongRun on Instagram.
It might be a bold move to share a margarita recipe on a Monday morning, but I think we’re all cool enough to handle it. Right guys? Plus, this way you can make sure you have all the ingredients on hand, so by the time Thursday’s 5pm happy hour rolls around you’re more than prepared.
If I’m not mistaken, I believe I’ve shared my love of margaritas with you before. What’s not to love? Salty, citrusy, tequilla-y – yeah margs are basically a signal to your tastebuds and brain that you’re going to have a good time or at least that some guac is on the way.
This recipe was inspired by 2 things. Number one: obviously when I saw this shirt I had to have it. I mean it has CACTI on it? Number two: when I was visiting home for vacation a few weeks ago I was strollin’ through the Stop & Shop with my mom and I stumbled across this micro-pineapple. Something inside me told me that I needed it. It was a visceral reaction. I felt like I was reverting back to my six-year-old self who would see a box of gummy sharks and grab them because “I neeeeeeeeded them.” So yeah, fast forward an hour and I was back at the house, a proud owner of a brand new micro-pineapple.
After I instagrammed him, I had a feeling he was ready for the big time. Ready to be on the blog. And thus the Pineapple Ginger Margarita was born. (I technically used other pineapple for the actual recipe, I couldn’t bear to cut him open, so alas he was a prop his whole life, but he did inspire a masterpiece.)
So if you’re looking to take your margarita drinking festivities to the next level (who isn’t?) might I suggest purchasing a micro-pineapple for decoration.
There is probably nothing better than a hot, sunny day when you can eat outside your favorite taco purveyor and cure your dehydration / wash down those tacos with many margaritas amongst friends. It gets even better when the establishment knows how to make them properly and just keeps it simple by squeezing fresh, organic limes into a cocktail mixer with tequila, simple syrup, orange liqueur, and ice. The last imperative detail has to be the kosher salt along the rim of the glass. It is amazing how six ingredients can pack a punch and come together to make all right in the world... or at least quench your thirst in the best way known to human.
Not going to lie, my favorite margarita has to be the one with the Coronita (little 7 oz. Corona) dropped in it. Unnecessary? Probably... okay, definitely. Awesome? Sure, why not? Not sure I have ever met someone who turned down more alcohol, even as minimal as it may be. You'll find the concoction listed on the drink menu under various names which include Mexican Car Crash, Mexican Bulldog, Beerita, etc. You could always just order a margarita & a Coronita and drop it in the marg quickly yourself, it's not rocket science.
Some Wisdom: Resist getting a frozen margarita if possible, you don't know how long it has been sitting in there. Sometimes a server will say it "has more alcohol in it" just to get rid of the leftovers, don't buy into that hype! However, you may want to step your game up and pick up a "Margs for Days" Tee HERE to wear to that favorite establishment.
Photo: ashleigh amoroso.