Friday, May 20, 2016

Pineapple Margarita with a Coconut Popsicle Garnish

 
Summer is coming and (thank goodness) so is Margarita season!  Margaritas are a perfect libation choice when you want something sweet, savory, and refreshing, and let's be honest, Margaritas taste great just about anywhere and at any time.

This cocktail is inspired by a recent drink I had, which was essentially a fruit popsicle dunked in a goblet of pink prosecco.  I kept thinking, why should prosecco have all the fun?  Our friend the Margarita deserves a popsicle garnish!!



This cocktail is essentially a Pineapple Margarita topped off with a coconut popsicle, and as the popsicle melts into the cocktail it becomes a salty and sweet Coconut Pineapple Margarita, a bastard cousin of the Piña Colada.

Before
After

I like to take bites of the popsicle as it melts into the drink, drizzled in pineapple-tequila goodness, and then mix up the coconut into the rest of the drink.  For this cocktail I did a half rim of salt, which helps cut through the sweetness of the fruit, and jives oh so nicely with the Altos Plata Tequila.


These are amazing for entertaining because you can batch the cocktail part of the drink ahead of time.  To serve, you pour into a glass, and top it off with the pop which cools the drink for you.  Easy. Peasy.  I imagine there are many other flavor combinations that would taste great - Mango, Lime, Passion Fruit....the possibilities are endless!!

Enjoy!
 



Pineapple Margarita with a Coconut Popsicle Garnish
Created by Gastronomista

3 oz Altos Plata Tequila
3 oz Pineapple Juice
2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1 Coconut Popsicle

Shake with ice and strain into a low ball glass.  Top with a Coconut Popsicle and a straw.




Styling Notes
5" Copper Straw - W&P
Glasses - Vintage


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