Color Changing Purple Passion Pineapple Margarita made with baby potatoes

Color Changing Pineapple Margarita

Purple potato recipes make your dishes stand out. Use our signature Purple Passion potatoes to
create the hue for this color changing margarita. No one will guess the secret ingredient!
Prep40 minutes
Cook10 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course Drinks
Variety Fav(s) Purple Passion™
Cook Type Stove Top
Dish Type Comfort, Party Food
Season Spring, Summer


Simple Syrup:

  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 c. water
  • 5 oz. (about 5) Tasteful Selections® Purple Passion potatoes, halved


  • 2 oz. blanco tequila
  • oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • ½ oz. orange liqueur
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice


Simple Syrup:

  • In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water and potatoes to a boil over high heat. Cook until potatoes are fork tender and simple syrup turns a deep purple, about 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before blending.
  • Place simple syrup and cooked potatoes in blender. Blend until smooth, about 30 to 60 seconds. Strain simple syrup into an airtight container and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. NOTE: Simple syrup can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.


  • Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and orange liqueur to cocktail shaker. Shake mixture until fully combined and well-chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain cocktail into chilled margarita glass or rocks glass filled halfway with ice. Garnish rim of glass with lime wedge. Stir in pineapple juice to change color and serve.
  • Tasteful Selections Color Changing Cocktail made with baby potatoes
  • Tasteful Selections Color Changing Cocktail made with potatoes

Recipe Tips

Use high quality filtered ice for an exceptional cocktail.
To rim glass with salt, run lime wedge around outer rim of glass and dip into kosher salt.
If you don't have orange liqueur, feel free to substitute triple sec.