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Spicy Pineapple Margarita

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Spicy Pineapple Margarita

Spicy Pineapple Margarita
Tara Donne
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This is one rocking cocktail due to Lottie’s yellow hot sauce, which is pure Barbadian flavor--slow burn, lots of heat, and the fresh ringing flavor of Scotch bonnets. Years ago, Lottie bottled her sauce in soda bottles, then flask bottles, whereas today her sauce is found in the standard 5-ounce bottle. As the folks at Mo Hotta Mo Betta once said, “If we had a dollar for every time someone suggested we carry Lottie’s hot pepper sauce, we would’ve had enough money to fly to Barbados and bring it back by the case.” Nice work if you can get it.

Excerpted from Hot Sauce! by Jennifer Trainer Thompson/Storey Publishing, 2012.


  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chile powder
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 8 ounces tequila blanco
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces Cointreau
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce


  • Mix the salt and chile powder on a small plate. Rub the rims of 4 martini (or other gorgeous) glasses with the lime wedge, then dip the rims in the salt mixture to coat. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and add all of the remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously, then strain into glasses. Serve immediately.