Spicy Pineapple Margarita

Try this Spicy Pineapple Margarita for a tasty twist on a traditional margarita recipe! This tequila drink is a tasty way to ring in happy hour!

If you love tequila cocktails as much as we do, try our Apple Cider Margarita or this refreshing Tequila Limeade! These cocktails are sure to kick up your happy hour or Cinco de Mayo celebration!

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

Why Do We LOVE Margaritas So Much?

What do you want to drink when you’re eating tacos on Taco Tuesday? These Spicy Pineapple Margarita, of course. But margaritas aren’t the only tequila mixed cocktail out there. As we know there’s the ever popular Tequila Sunrise, and one of my favorites The Paloma.

Or for all you hard core tequila fans out there, you’ll just drink some good quality tequila straight up. If you want to learn more about his delicious spirit, check out our Everything You Wanted To Know About Tequila article – even what to do with tequila besides cocktails!

This Spicy Pineapple Cilantro Margarita is a spicy margarita recipe with hot sauce

What I love about this Spicy Pineapple Margarita recipe is that you can keep it mild for those that don’t like the heat, or spice it up to your heat level.

Try making this margarita recipe in a pitcher, then adding different types of hot sauces to the table just like a margarita bar! That way your guests can control how hot they like their cocktails.

This Spicy Pineapple Cilantro Margarita has fresh cilantro mixed in!

What Is Good To Mix With Tequila?

Like in this pineapple margarita recipe here, definitely pineapple juice! But there’s so many delicious variations you can make with this margarita recipe, check out these ideas!

  • Orange juice
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Mango juice or nectar
  • Pear nectar
  • Add sparkling soda or seltzer for some fizz!

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

So let’s remember here, if you’re making these margaritas for a crowd, try leaving out the hot sauce and letting your guests add it to their individual cocktails.

Unless you know you’ve got a spice loving crowd, then shake them up.

Experiment with your favorite hot sauce, there’s so many great brands out there ranging from mild to blow your head off heat! We like keeping a few different bottles on hand for different types of recipes…

This Spicy Pineapple Cilantro Margarita is a tequila cocktail made with fresh pineapple and hot sauce

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Spicy Pineapple Margarita

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

This spicy pineapple margarita recipe is sure to be a hit for Cinco de Mayo, or any cocktail party!



  • 1 1/2 ounces gold tequila
  • 1 teaspoon of your favorite hot sauce
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • Squeeze of fresh lime (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • Sea salt for rimming the glass (optional)


  1. Add the tequila, hot sauce, triple sec, pineapple juice, lime juice and cilantro (if using) 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.

Recipe Notes

If you’re making these margaritas for a crowd and you’re not sure how spicy to make them, leave the hot sauce out and let your guests add their own!

  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American


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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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