Tequila-Infused Grilled Pineapple


Ignite your taste buds with our Sizzling Tequila-Infused Grilled Pineapple. This dish transforms the natural sweetness of pineapple into a tantalizing treat with a hint of tequila. Grilled to perfection, the pineapple slices develop a delightful char and an enhanced flavor profile, complemented by the subtle kick of tequila. It's a perfect dessert or side dish for those looking to add a tropical twist to their meal.

Tequila-Infused Grilled Pineapple

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes (plus marinating time)
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 2-3 pineapple slices

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 120 kcal
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 5mg


  • 1 whole pineapple, peeled and sliced into rings
  • 120 milliliters (4 ounces) tequila
  • 50 grams (1.76 ounces) brown sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 5 grams (0.18 ounces) chili powder
  • A pinch of salt

Method of Preparation

  1. In a bowl, mix tequila, brown sugar, lime juice, chili powder, and salt.
  2. Place pineapple rings in the marinade and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Heat grill to medium-high. Grill pineapple rings for 5 minutes on each side or until charred and caramelized.
  4. Serve the pineapple warm, possibly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a sprinkle of fresh mint.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the grill is hot before adding the pineapple to achieve perfect char marks.
  • Flip the pineapple only once to get a nice caramelization.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, substitute tequila with apple juice or orange juice.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes, but it's best served fresh off the grill for the best flavor and texture.

How long should I marinate the pineapple?

At least 1 hour, but for a deeper flavor, marinate overnight.

Can I use canned pineapple?

Fresh pineapple is recommended for the best results, but canned pineapple can be used in a pinch.