Spicy Pineapple Cilantro Margarita

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Try this Spicy Pineapple Cilantro Margarita for a twist on a traditional margarita! This is one way to spice things up at happy hour!

This Spicy Pineapple Cilantro Margarita has a little heat, but a little sweet too!

What do you want to drink when you’re eating tacos on Taco Tuesday? Margaritas, of course.

My margarita of choice is definitely on the rocks and not frozen. Salt for me, no salt for Christie…and spicy for both of us if we can get it!

And now I know what you’re going to ask next, how do you make a margarita spicy? There’s a few different ways to do that, actually, but today we’re using hot sauce.

DonVictorFoods.com to get specific. I love Don Victor® Green Piquin Hot Sauce for this margarita recipe because of its slightly mellow heat but also it’s huge flavor. The piquin pepper is a small pepper found in Northern Mexico and Don Victor® is the only hot sauce that is made entirely from this tiny pepper so the flavor is definitely unique.

And I mean unique – not only is this Green Piquin hot sauce made from roasted green piquin peppers, but it’s made with pumpkin pulp! The flavor doesn’t lend itself to a pumpkin flavor but it certainly is a unique ingredients. That along with water, garlic, salt, apple cider vinegar and preservatives make this hot sauce come together in a most flavorful way.

The Don Victor® brand has been all about highlighting the authentic flavor of Mexico for the last 30 years. So you know this hot sauce is going to add the best possible flavor to all of your dishes…and cocktails!

Don Victor® also has a Red Piquin Hot Sauce and an Extra Hot Piquin Hot Sauce if you’re looking for some more heat – you can buy them and try them all by clicking on the link below the picture!

Or just keep an eye out at your grocery store where you’ll be able to find them soon, right in the main condiment aisle.

OK – Now that you have the hot sauce…let’s get to making this Spicy Pineapple Cilantro Margarita!

This is such an easy recipe, you really are just going to add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice…

This Spicy Pineapple Cilantro Margarita has fresh cilantro mixed in!

Then go ahead and get that hot sauce in there!

This Spicy Pineapple Cilantro Margarita uses a mild green pepper sauce.

I’m adding 1 teaspoon to mine and 2 to Christie’s. She likes it a little more spicy than I do and that right there is a great thing about using hot sauce to flavor your cocktails, you can add as little or as much as you like!

Strain into glasses rimmed with salt (or not!) and garnish with a pineapple wedge and more cilantro.

Nothing left to do but sit back, grab your tacos and enjoy!

This Spicy Pineapple Cilantro Margarita uses a mild green pepper sauce for the perfect amount of heat!

Be sure to check out the Don Victor Hot Sauce Facebook page for all the latest news!


Spicy Pineapple Cilantro Margarita

  • Author: Dan
  • Yield: 1


  • 1 1/2 ounces gold tequila
  • 1 teaspoon Don Victor® Green Piquin Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • squeeze of fresh lime wedge (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • Fresh cilantro, pineapple and lime for garnish
  • Sea salt for rimming the glass (optional)


  1. Add the tequila, hot sauce, triple sec, pineapple and lime juice and cilantro to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a salt rimmed glass, if you prefer.
  3. Garnish with a pineapple wedge, lime wheel and more fresh cilantro.


1 Response

  1. John Stallings

    Awesome take on a classic. We also love spicy ‘ritas!
    We often use puréed, roasted New Mexican Green Chilies (in moderation, as they had a hawt crop this year)!
    And we have to ask; where did you get those glasses? They look great!
    Keep up the good work!

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