Fresh Pineapple, Raspberry & Orange Margaritas

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Get into the festive Cinco de Mayo spirit with one of these low-sugar, fresh pineapple, raspberry & orange margaritas! So creamy and naturally sweetened, you’ll never miss the ones you get at restaurants!

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The travel season has officially kicked off for me. I’ll be in 5 US states, 4 countries and over 20 cities all before the fourth of July. The fun doesn’t stop after that though. Right after the 4th, I’ll be in 8 more countries before Labor Day. It’s going to be a crazy summer but I couldn’t be more excited.

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While on my trip to Thailand, one of my fellow traveling friends asked me when I first fell in love with traveling. And unlike many others, it wasn’t the first trip I took abroad. In fact, I didn’t leave the country for the first time until I was 23 years old. My love for traveling has been engrained in me for as long as I can remember. Even though we didn’t travel internationally as kids, I always dreamed of it. I’d write these stories in my notebook about far away places I couldn’t wait to visit. I’d daydream about European vacations and what it would feel like to see the Great Wall of China for the first time.

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had this desire to see everywhere and experience as many new cultures as I could. I’m just one of those people born with a wanderlust soul, a person that’s never comfortable sitting still in one place.

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And to many people, that kind of lifestyle is crazy. Times like this summer, I’ll most likely be living out of a suitcase and will be in a state of perma jet-lag. But to me, that leaves my heart fluttering. My life may be crazy but I couldn’t imagine doing anything other than what I do. I crave long plane rides and world travel the way other people crave potato chips. With each country I visit and each new, incredible person I meet, my craving deepens. When I’m 95 years old and am close to my end, I want to have walked, tasted and touched my way through every single country.

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It’s not an easy life, but it’s a beautifully inspiring and meaningful one. And in the end, isn’t that something we all wish for in our own lives?

Fresh Pineapple, Raspberry & Orange Margaritas

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Serves about 3. Inspired by Gimme Some Oven.
Prep time: >10 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 3 cups fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup low-sugar cranberry raspberry juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 – 1 cup high quality tequila*
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau (or other orange liqueur)
  • 4 ounces raspberries + more for garnish
  • Sugar for the rim

*Mine were great with 3/4 cup, but you can add an additional 1/4 cup if you like them boozy!

Directions: 

  1. Place two glasses into the freezer to chill. Place the pineapple in a blender and pulse until smooth. Stir in the juices, tequila, Cointreau and raspberries. Pulse until just combined.
  2. Dip your cold glasses into water and then into sugar. The easiest way to do this is pour a bit of sugar into a shallow bowl.
  3. Pour the margaritas into the glasses and garnish with fresh raspberries.

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Nutritional information per serving:

Calories: 332
Fat: 0 grams
Carbohydrates: 38.6 grams
Fiber: >1 gram
Protein: 2.6 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 4

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Comments

  1. Posted by Nutmeg Nanny on
    Monday, April 28th, 2014
    Can I come over and share a drink with you??? I want!!!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
      ALWAYS!!
  2. Posted by Brenda@SugarFreeMom on
    Monday, April 28th, 2014
    Being a mom of 3 and my youngest is 8 I've got a few more years until I will be able to travel as you are doing now but one day I certainly plan to. Age is only a number in my mind and doing what you love keeps you young! Congrats on all the traveling ahead!!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
      Thank you! And I agree, follow your heart, age doesn't matter :)
  3. Posted by Kathryn on
    Monday, April 28th, 2014
    What a crazy few months you have in store! Can't wait to follow along on all your travels and hopefully our schedules will coincide at some point and we'll be able to sip a margarita together!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
      i KNOW!! I can't wait! :) we'll find eachother soon.
  4. Posted by Angie on
    Monday, April 28th, 2014
    I love these margaritas, especially the addition of raspberry. It looks so refreshing!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
      Thank you!! :)
  5. Monday, April 28th, 2014
    Every single country? That's an amazing goal ... and admirable. I love it. I love this smoothie too. Every bit of it sounds amazing.
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
      I know!! It's crazy but I'm doing it :)
  6. Posted by Liz @ The Lemon Bowl on
    Monday, April 28th, 2014
    This is seriously perfect. I'm so jealous of your travels!!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
      Well you have two beautiful boys :) You'll do it soon enough!
  7. Monday, April 28th, 2014
    I gasped when I saw this! It looks so inviting!!
  8. Posted by foodwanderings on
    Monday, April 28th, 2014
    I don't drink much but margaritas I love. I also love the tanginess of the pineapple, berries and orange here. Mmm yum just in time for the season.
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
      I know!! It screams summer!
  9. Monday, April 28th, 2014
    YUM! I wish I could just grab one of these delicious looking margaritas right off the my screen! :)
  10. Monday, April 28th, 2014
    What a refreshing drink! I am not going to wait for cinco de mayo. I need to make this now! :D
    Btw, love your blog! Great recipes and cute design.
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
      Thank you!! :)
  11. Posted by Paula - bell'alimento on
    Monday, April 28th, 2014
    I think I'll make up a pitcher of these, sit on my deck and imagine that I'm on a beach ; )
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
      hahah!! I'll join you from rainy, cold Virginia!!
  12. Posted by Lora @cakeduchess on
    Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
    Love this fresh and pretty spring drink! Cheers!
  13. Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
    I just recently regained my wanderlust. I'm waaaaaay behind on my "explore the whole world" plan. These margaritas look so stinkin' gorgeous, though, that I might put off my plans a little longer to sip. :D
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
      hahaha!! :) I'll do it with you, I'm always looking for a new travel buddy!
  14. Posted by Connie | URBAN BAKES on
    Thursday, May 1st, 2014
    Your drink looks so refreshing especially with so many fruits! I have got to make this some day!