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!

Author: Dwaina

I am devoted to making people love living in their homes. I have done that with absolute joy for most of my life and as a career for the past 20 years or so... I am a homebody – I do not actively seek adventure but I have had adventures. I believe home is the most sacred and important place in the world. I say I grew up on a farm – but I doubt technically it would qualify as a farm. Five acres – one milk cow – one calf - we ate them when they grew up, lots of chickens and a few pigs – we ate them too… I was that kid who dragged rugs and furniture out to the orchard and set up outdoor rooms. It mixed my two favourite things – outside and comfortable furniture. My friends and I would sleep outside in my “rooms”. It was magical because my ceiling was full of stars. I have lived in small houses, big houses, basement suites, cottages, condos and apartments. I have built and I have renovated houses. For a short time in my young life I was without a home – this changed me. I have lived with pets, wanted and unwanted – rodents are unwanted… I have lived in a house richly full with the raising of my four children. I have had the tremendous joy of my children carrying my grandchildren into my home. I have had my home become an “empty nest” and my life shrunken and shattered with the loss of my beloved husband. Home and my people there have always been my comfort. It does not matter where home is, it only matters that you are in it and that you find comfort there and that is why I do what I do.
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