The Veracruzana cocktail is my featured drink of the day. If you are looking for a cocktail with a tropical feel to it, try this one! This tequila pineapple cocktail has a wonderful flavor.
Hello summer time and its long and warm evenings! These days are perfect for refreshing and fruity cocktail recipes like this cocktail. The drink tastes something like a pineapple basil margarita.
The list of ingredients in it is a reminder of everything we love to help us unwind on a sizzling summer day, and also gives me a chance to use some of my summer basil herb.
I’ve been experimenting with Patron tequila for the last few weeks and love the smoothness of it in drinks like this. Patron and pineapple are such a delightful combination!
Craft cocktails are all the rage!
Do you enjoy craft cocktails? So do I! These delicious drinks are made with fresh ingredients and make cocktail hour something special.
The Veracruzana cocktail uses Patron tequila, fresh pineapple, fresh basil, and agave nectar for a refreshing drink to enjoy with friends.
The cocktail pays honor to Mexico’s oldest and largest port – Veracruz, which is also the home of the sweet Veracruz pineapple.
Veracruzana drink profile
The flavor of this cocktail is fruity with a subtle hint of basil
- Type of drink – spirit based
- Cocktail type – craft, with pineapple
- How to serve – over ice
- Preparation – shaken
- Strength – medium
- Difficulty – easy
- Brand – Patron tequila
- When to serve – on a warm summer evening, for the Cinco de Mayo
Veracruzana – the perfect tequila pineapple cocktail
The drink is easy to make and can be easily multiplied for a crowd, when you want a big pitcher of it!
Enjoy it for the Cinco de Mayo and continue serving it all summer long.
More tequila cocktails
If you like Patron tequila, too, be sure to check out these drinks that feature it.
- El Diablo cocktail – Patron with Ginger beer and creme de cassis
- Classic tequila margarita recipe with lime
- Patron cocktail – another pineapple drink
- Paloma cocktail – grapefruit and tequila
- Dragon fruit margaritas – perfect for Cinco de Mayo
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Admin note: this post for my tequila pineapple cocktail with basil first appeared on the blog in April of 2013. I have updated the post to add all new photos, a printable recipe card, and a video for you to enjoy.
- 2 ounces Patron Tequila
- 3/4 ounces Agave Nectar
- 1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
- Slice of pineapple to garnish
- 2 Basil Leaves plus more to garnish
- Muddle pineapple and basil leaves in a glass.
- Add the remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice until well blended.
- Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice and garnish with a chunk of pineapple and a sprig basil
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 0g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.