Grilled Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita

Erin Lynch


Grilling fruit heightens its sweetness and gives it a unique, caramelized flavor. It’s a perfect addition to mixed drinks like this  Grilled Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita.  The grilled pineapple becomes extra sweet and caramelized and a bit smoky.

Erin of Platings and Parings shares her creative recipe that includes a simple trick for creating jalapeno-infused alcohol. It’s simple to do, but it does require time, so you’ll need to plan ahead. This works well with the grilled pineapple, as it needs to chill before it’s ready to mix into your cocktails.

And Erin’s secret ingredient that makes her recipe extra delicious? Vanilla extract!  Erin says, “The vanilla really compliments the inviting flavors of the grilled pineapple and gives a great roundness to the drink.”

Add some interest and excitement to happy hour with this tasty, refreshing drink! Cheers!




Combined with a jalapeno-infused tequila and a splash of vanilla, grilled pineapple adds a unique, delicious flavor to this perfect summer cocktail recipe.Check out the Kitchen for more recipes and tips!

Erin lives in Pacific Northwest and loves all things food and wine! Her blog -- Platings and Parings -- focuses on delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes and great wines that help enhance those dishes! She features tried and tested recipes of all kinds that run the gamet from her Nana’s homemade Sunday Gravy to Korean Tacos.