I love margaritas, and I feel like you don't need a special occasion to enjoy one, but sometimes you just want to get jiggy with it and create something fun. That's what happened in the kitchen this morning while I was making this recipe. I picked up a beautiful pineapple at the store the other day, and it was sitting on the counter waiting to ripen for me to use it. The aroma that comes out when you cut into a pineapple is sensational, sweet aromatic and tropical. So lets start this party off with this tasty cocktail.
In small saucepan, combine water & sugar.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 3-5 minutes (stirring constantly).
Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Add in orange juice & stir well.
Transfer to sterilized bottle.
Refrigerate - keeps indefinitely, if it will last that long.
In a large container (that can be used for muddling) add pineapple chunks, cilantro, a few slices of oranges and limes and muddle together until pineapple is smashed and combined.
In a separate container add in the tequila and simple syrup, mix well.
Into each glass add the ice, a few tablespoons of the muddled pineapple, cilantro and citrus. Top off with the tequila mix and top off with a bit of sparkling water, optional.