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Papaya-pineapple margaritas are the tastiest way to sip a serving of fruit

Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...

Put a tropical spin on happy hour with refreshing papaya-pineapple margaritas

Nothing says summertime like an icy, cold margarita. While I truly love the traditional margarita infused with lots of lime and tequila, I wanted to switch things up a bit and give my drink some exotic flavors.

Put a tropical spin on happy hour with refreshing papaya-pineapple margaritas

Fresh papaya juice and sweet pineapple juice are mixed with tequila and garnished with lime wedges and fresh mint. I prefer my margarita on the rocks, but you can certainly just add ice and blend the ingredients for a frozen version. This is one delicious drink for us adults to enjoy while summer is here.

Put a tropical spin on happy hour with refreshing papaya-pineapple margaritas

Tropical papaya-pineapple margarita recipe

Make margaritas tropical and delicious by using papaya juice in this easy but super-refreshing cocktail idea.

Serves 4

Total time: 10 minutes


  • 4 drink glasses
  • Course salt, for rimming glasses
  • 2 cups fresh papaya juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 large limes, juiced, plus extra limes for garnish
  • 8 ounces tequila or rum
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh mint, for garnish


  1. Into the center of a shallow dish, pour about 1/4 cup of salt.
  2. Lightly dampen the rim of each glass, and dip them into the salt.
  3. Fill each glass with ice cubes.
  4. In a blender, combine the papaya juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, tequila and Cointreau. Blend on high, and divide the mixture among the glasses.
  5. Garnish the drinks with lime wedges and fresh mint, if desired.
  6. Best served immediately.

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