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A backlit picture of the finished Matador Cocktail

Matador Cocktail

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Matador Cocktail, Matador Drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Brenda
While the Margarita might get all the attention, if you are looking for a picture perfect tequila based drink with only lime, pineapple juice, and simple syrup then look no further than this refreshing drink called the Matador Cocktail. 
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  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1.5 ounces tequila
  • .5 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 lime wheels


  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice combine pineapple juice, tequila, simple syrup, and 2 lime wheels.
  • Shake for 30 seconds
  • Pour into cocktail glass
  • Garnish with 1 extra lime wedge on top



Tips for Making This Drink:
  • This can be served in a martini glass or champagne flute.
  • If you shake this well enough you'll get a frothy top to it which looks stunning on presentation.
  • Always use fresh limes
  • Canned pineapple juice is fine as long as you would be willing to drink it (and enjoy it on its own)


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 110mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.8mg