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High Plains Margarita
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Total Time
14 mins

The High Plains is a wonderfully complex charred pineapple margarita that melds pineapple and sweet and sour citrus with fresh sage leaves, and finishes with hints of chipotle spice and smoke. 

Recipe Type: Cocktail
Makes: 2 servings
Author: Recipe courtesy of Patrón
  • 3 ounces Patrón Silver
  • 1 ounce Patrón Citrónge Orange
  • 6 slices charred pineapple, divided
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice, plus 1 lime wedge for rim
  • 1/2 ounce Yuzu juice (or sub 2 parts lemon juice to 1 part orange)
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 12 sage leaves, divided
  • 4 dashes lime bitters
  • chipotle salt (1/4 cup margarita salt mixed with 1/3 teaspoon chipotle chili powder)
  1. Char pineapple slices, reserve 2 slices for garnish.
  2. Rub rim of 2 rocks glasses with lime wedge and dip in chipotle salt.
  3. Combine 4 pieces pineapple, 8 sage leaves, and simple syrup in shaker and muddle. Add remaining liquid ingredients and shake vigorously with ice to chill. Fill prepared glasses with ice and double strain* cocktail into glasses.
  4. Garnish with each with a slice of charred pineapple and 2 sage leaves.
Recipe Notes

*To double strain, strain cocktail through both a standard cocktail strainer and a small fine mesh sieve.