This Patron Pineapple Cocktail is like an upgraded margarita with a tropical twist to it. The fruity tequila drink combines the sweetness of pineapple with Patron silver for a cocktail that is big on citrus and long on summer time taste.
It’s cocktail hour and I’m in the mood for something that has pineapple in it. I love the sweetness of pineapple and Patron tequila is the perfect choice to pair it with.
During the winter months, I normally drink red wine, but when the warm weather rolls around, mixed drinks and cocktails are more my cup of tea. And since fruit is so plentiful this time of the year I enjoying using all types of fruit in cocktails recipes, particularly pineapple.
If you are looking for a really fruity drink, pineapple cocktails are right up your alley. The Piña Colada is probably the most popular mixed drinks made with this tropical fruit but it can also be used in dozens of other drink recipes. Every well stocked bar should have some pineapple juice on hand. It screams summer like nothing else.
Is Tequila made of agave?
Like many alcohols, tequila is made from a plant. In the case of Patron, it’s the core of the blue agave plant which also gives use some forms of agave nectar, a natural sweetener. Blue agave is a regionally distilled plant primarily produced in the city of Tequila, which is located about 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara, Mexico.
Normally, tequila has a 38% alcohol content, but can be produced between 31 and 55% (62 and 110 U.S. proof). To be sold in the USA, it must contain at least 40% alcohol.
Patron cocktails are popular with those whole love margaritas but are looking for a change from the traditional lime and salt drink that goes so well with tequila. Tequila and pineapple juice is a sweeter combination that delivers a fruity finish instead of the sour taste that is so common with margaritas. (For another interesting Patron cocktail idea, try my Dragon fruit margarita. )
Why choose Patron silver?
Patron is the #1 premium tequila, and if you listen to my daughter talk, it is the only tequila to use. She came home at Christmas and turned her nose up when she examined my liquor cabinet and discovered a differnt brand of tequila in it.
I have to say, that after tasting it, I must agree with her. It’s really delicious and so smooth. The tequila is soft and light colored and has a fresh smooth taste with no hint of oak. It’s perfect for drinking straight and drinks made with Patron have a smooth, light finish to them. Oh…and the bottle is really pretty, too!
Using fruit in summer cocktails
A silver tequila works best with pineapple for Patron mixed drinks. This is especially true when you want a somewhat transparent look to your drink like this one gives you. If you don’t have the Citrónge that is called for in the recipe card, you can substitute any orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Triple Sec. (both of these can be used in margaritas, so they’ll do double duty.)
Nothing whisks us away to a virtual Caribbean vacation more than a fruity drink mixed with some alcohol and garnished with some fresh fruit. Fortunately, Patron Tequila Silver pairs just as well with sweet fruits as it does with limes!
Today we’ll be using pineapple, cherries and limes along with pineapple juice. All I need now is a tiny mixed drink umbrella! I like keeping the small cans of pineapple juice on hand for making mixed drinks. Nothing is worse that a whole bottle of juice going bad because you only needed it for one drink!
Making a Patron Pineapple cocktail
This great recipe combines Patron silver with another Patron product – Patron Citrónge orange. This liqueur is sweet and has a smooth, fresh orange taste. Pineapple juice and a bit of lime completes the drink.
The drink could not be easier to make. Just fill a glass with ice and add your two Patron alcohols. Fill the glass with pineapple juice, add a splash of fresh lime, and give it all a good stir. Easy peasy and ready in just a few minutes.
To garnish the drink, add a pineapple chunk, a lime wheel, and a maraschino cherry and you are set. Can we say tropical?
Is the Patron Pineapple drink a strong one?
The answer to this question really depends on the size of your glass. If you use a rocks glass with just a small amount of pineapple juice, you’ll get quite a kick from the drink. To make a milder and less strong drink, just use the same amount of alcohol but choose a highball glass and pour in more pineapple juice. The highball drink will be slightly sweeter.
Looking for an appetizer to pair with this Patron mixed drink? Here are four different ones to try? They are light and fresh and super easy to make. You can choose from Mushroom & Bacon, Cheddar & Prosciutto, Avocado & Shrimp or Rosemary & pear all on one recipe card. What a nice pairing!
Calories in a Patron Pineapple Cocktail on the Rocks
This delicious tequila and pineapple juice cocktail has 246 calories for the “on the rocks” size glass and about 300 calories for the tall drink. It is smooth and fruity with just a hint of orange from the Patron Citrónge liqueur. The drink is very refreshing and perfect for a summer day.
For more great cocktails be sure to visit my Pinterest Cocktail hour board.
And now…for a good book, a pineapple tequila cocktail and a bit of me time!
For more fruity simple Tequila drinks try these:
- Grapefruit tequila highball – A nice combination of Patron, grapefruit juice and lime.
- Veracruzana Cocktail – Pineapple, basil, agave nectar and Patron pair in this interesting drink.
Stay tuned for more pineapple and Patron mixed drinks. After all, I have that whole bottle of tequila staring at me!
Admin note: this recipe first appeared on my blog in January of 2014. I have updated the recipe with all new photos and nutritional information. Enjoy!
- 1 oz. Patrón Tequila Silver
- ¼ oz. Patrón Citrónge orange
- Pineapple juice
- Lime, squeezed
- Garnish: pineapple chunk, sliver of lime and a marischino cherry
- Pour the Patron silver and Citrónge into a glass that is filled with ice. Fill the glass with pineapple juice and squeeze in some fresh lime.Stir well and garnish with a pineapple chunk, a sliver of lime and a maraschino cherry. Enjoy and please drink responsibly. #for21+
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