Pineapple Serrano Margarita


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A terrific and unique margarita, sweet and spicy with fragrant pineapple and fiery serrano chiles. Don’t strain this one—pour the crushed fruit and chiles over the ice allowing the flavors to continue to meld. The drink will get spicier toward the end, as the heat from the serrano escalates, but it will be balanced by the bits of pineapple. You’ll eat every bit.


  • 3 chunks ripe, fresh pineapple or canned in juice
  • 2 slices serrano chile
  • Ice cubes
  • ounces 100 percent agave blanco tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces simple syrup


In a 10-ounce rocks glass, crush the pineapple and chiles together with a muddler. Fill the glass with ice and pour in the tequila, lime juice, and syrup. Stir with a long-handled spoon. Cut a slit in the pineapple wedge and slide it onto the rim of the glass.


Unpeeled pineapple wedge