The inspiration for this tropical cocktail comes from ensalada de fruta con chile, Mexico's spicy fruit salad. Pack the heat with Tajin Clasico’s chili pepper and lime seasoning and a grilled pineapple ring garnish, infuse fruity flavor with papaya-pineapple nectar, mango liqueur, and finish with reposado tequila. The result? A tropical margarita ready for the hottest of pool days. 

Paige Grandjean
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  • Preheat a grill to high (450°F to 500°F), or heat a grill pan over high. Grill pineapple ring, uncovered, until charred, about 2 minutes per side. Cut in half crosswise.

  • Rub lime wedge around rim of a rocks glass. Place Tajín Clásico seasoning in a shallow plate; dip rim of glass in seasoning to coat rim. Fill glass with ice. Muddle papaya-pineapple nectar, kosher salt, fresh lime juice, and half a grilled pineapple ring in a cocktail shaker; fill three-fourths full with ice. Add reposado tequila, simple syrup, and mango liqueur; cover and shake vigorously 30 seconds. Strain into prepared rocks glass. Garnish with mint and a wedge of the remaining grilled pineapple ring, and serve immediately.