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A margarita with Pineapple

A Sloppy Rita with Butter-Griddled Pineapple

A Sloppy Rita is kind of the cheaters version of a traditional old-school Margarita. Add a brown sugar butter-griddled pineapple slice - NO WORDS!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alcohol, Margarita, shaker drinks, Tequila
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 452kcal

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  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Non-Stick Griddle or Non-Stick Skillet


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    Ingredients for Butter-Griddled Pineapple

    • 1 fresh slice or long spear of pineapple, preferably 1/2" thick or more, trimmed and cored
    • 1 tablespoon salted butter
    • 1 tablespoon light or dark brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Ingredients for A Sloppy Rita

    • 2 ounces signature tequila, preferably 100% blue agave I am using Prospero
    • 1 ounce orange liquor such as Grand Mariner or Cointreau I am using Cointreau
    • 5 ounces quality sour mix I am using Stirrings
    • 1 ounce orange juice, with or without pulp
    • citrus sugar or Margarita salt for rimming I am using Rokz Citrus Sugar


    Prepare the Butter-Griddled Pineapple

    • Prepare a cooling rack overtop a baking sheet lined with parchment. Set aside.
    • Over medium heat, melt the butter in a non-stick griddle. Allow the butter to foam, then brown slightly. Be careful not to allow it to burn.
    • Add the pineapple slice or spear and brown slightly on each side, about 5 to 8 minutes.
    • Sprinkle with the cinnamon and follow with the brown sugar.
    • Continuously baste the pineapple with the butter mix by tilting the griddle and spooning the liquid until the pineapple is cooked through and a nice golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes.
    • Transfer the pineapple carefully to the cooling rack. Allow to cool for 10 minutes (or longer), brushing the remaining butter mix on all sides. As the pineapple and the butter mix cool, the syrup will become more viscous and cling to the pineapple almost like candy.

    Prepare the Sloppy Rita Cocktail


    Serving: 1servings | Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 407IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 20mg

    Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.