The Rosie Project + Pineapple, Cilantro, Lime Margaritas…

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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is available on

There is a connection between Pineapple, Lime, Cilantro Margaritas and the The Rosie Project! Let us explain… The Rosie Project is a charming novel with laugh-out loud antics that leave you feeling warm inside. The main character, Don Tilman is a 39 year old genetics professor who is tall and fit with a love of everything routine. After a series of unsuccessful dates he develops a questionaire designed to find the perfect mate. Enter Rosie, everything that Don thinks he doesn’t like is embodied in this strange female that Don can’t help but love spending time with.

In one particularly funny scene, Don finds himself learning how to bartend in order to collect DNA samples (it’s a long story to get to this bit so just trust us and read the book). One of the drinks he mentions is a ‘Pineapple, Cilantro, Lime Margarita’. We loved the sound of that and had to look it up and try it. Apparently it is a recipe that El Gato Negro in New Orleans’ French Quarter is famous for. Check out this fabulous recipe courtesy of ‘CoreyAnn’ on

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Pineapple, Cilantro, Lime Margarita

Pineapple, Cilantro, Lime Margarita


    • 1/2 cup pineapple chunk
    • 1/8 cup cilantro leaf
    • 1 cup ice, crushed
    • 1/4 cup lime juice
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice
    • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
    • 1 cup tequila
    • 1 cup triple sec
    • 1/4 cup superfine sugar


  1. Soak pineapple in tequila, if desired.
  2. Add pineapple chunks, cilantro leaves and ice to pitcher.
  3. Add lemon, lime and pineapple juices and stir.
  4. Add tequila and triple sec.
  5. Stir or shake for 60 seconds.
  6. Sugar rims of glass if desired, use lime juice or pineapple juice to wet the rim for extra flavor.
  7. Serve into glasses, over ice if desired.
  8. Drink immediately and enjoy!
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