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Grilled Pineapple Margarita with Jalapeno

This Grilled Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita is the perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and smoky. Caramelized grilled pineapple & a splash of vanilla make it extra delicious.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Drinks, Pre-dinner, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2
Calories 149 kcal


  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 3 ounces ounces┬ájalapeno infused tequila
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 2 1-inch thick┬áslices of grilled pineapple chilled
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup to taste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Crushed ice
  • Grilled pineapple and lime wedges for garnish
  • Citrus salt or kosher salt for rimming your glass


  • Add tequila and jalapeno to a clean, lidded container. Shake to combine and allow the flavors to meld for 12-24 hours, depending on how spicy you'd like it. Once the flavor has developed, strain the jalapenos and discard.
  • The tequila will keep for up to 1 year. I like to store mine in the freezer.
  • Cut pineapple into 1 inch thick rings, discarding the rind.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high and oil it lightly. Grill pineapple for 4-5 minutes on each side, until you get nice grill marks and it begins to soften slightly.
  • Place the grilled pieces in a bowl and allow to cool completely in the refrigerator.
  • Add jalapeno infused tequila, triple sec, 2 slices of the grilled and chilled pineapple (and any juices that have accumulated in the bowl), lime juice, agave, vanilla extract and water to a blender. Process until smooth. If desired, strain to remove the pulp from the pineapple.
  • To salt the rim, run a lime slice or pineapple wedge around the lip of your glass and dip into salt to cover.
  • Add crushed ice to your glass, pour in your margarita mixture, and garnish with extra grilled pineapple, jalapeno slices or lime wedges.
Keyword Jalapeno, Pineapple, Tequila