FRESH PINEAPPLE MARGARITA (Adapted from Serious Eats)

I really like the idea of serving this cool drink to offset some of the spiciness of my menu – plus I LOVE fresh pineapple! It can be made in advance and chilled in a pitcher, so when your guests arrive you don’t have to play bartender!

1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple chunks (about 1/2 pound, from 1 small pineapple)
1 1/2 ounces (3 TBSP) fresh juice from about 2 lemons
2 1/4 ounces (4 1/2 TBSP) fresh juice from 3 to 4 limes
1 1/2 ounces (3 TBSP) simple syrup
1/8 tsp kosher salt
4 1/2 ounces (9 TBSP) reposado tequila
6 ounces (3/4 cup) cointreau
3 ice cubes

Add pineapple, lemon juice, lime juice, simple syrup, salt, tequila, and triple sec to a blender with 3 ice cubes. Blend until completely smooth and frothy. Pour into a pitcher. Refrigerate up to 3 hours. Serve over ice.

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