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Coconut Margarita

coconut margarita cocktail

The Coconut Margarita is an exceptional beverage that is ideal for anyone who enjoys the concept of a miniature vacation in a glass. This cocktail is a fantastic mix of creamy coconut, tangy lime, and smooth tequila. It’s like taking a quick trip to the beach without leaving your seat. This is one of my absolute favorites to serve to guests since it makes everyone happy and is a wonderful way to start a special occasion or wind down after a busy day.

Tasting Notes

The Coconut Margarita is a harmonious blend of sweet and sour, with the richness of coconut cream cutting through the sharpness of lime juice. The tequila base adds a robust depth, while a hint of triple sec brings a bright citrus note. Each sip offers a velvety texture that’s both invigorating and soothing, making it a standout choice for those who appreciate a cocktail with complexity and balance.

Equipment and Glassware

To make a Coconut Margarita, you’ll need a cocktail shaker, a strainer, and a measuring jigger. For serving, a chilled margarita glass is traditional, but a rocks glass works well too. Rim the glass with salt or sugar to enhance the drink’s flavors and add a decorative touch.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz coconut cream
  • 1 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 oz triple sec (orange liqueur)
  • Lime wheel and shredded coconut for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add the tequila, coconut cream, lime juice, and triple sec to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the mixture is chilled.
  4. Strain the drink into a chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel and a sprinkle of shredded coconut.
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Pro Tips

  • For an extra touch of coconut flavor, rim your glass with shredded coconut before pouring the drink.
  • Use high-quality tequila for the best taste. A smooth, silver or blanco tequila works best with this recipe.
  • If you want a slushier drink, blend the ingredients with ice instead of shaking them.

When to Serve

The Coconut Margarita is perfect for summer parties, beach gatherings, or anytime you want to add a tropical vibe to your day. It’s also a great choice for celebrations like birthdays or anniversaries. This drink brings a fun, festive feel to any occasion.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For the best Coconut Margarita, I recommend using a high-quality, smooth tequila. Brands like Patron Silver, Don Julio Blanco, or Casamigos Blanco are excellent choices. These tequilas have a clean taste that blends perfectly with the creamy coconut and tangy lime.

Similar Cocktails

If you love the Coconut Margarita, you might also enjoy these similar cocktails:

  1. Pina Colada – A classic tropical cocktail with rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice.
  2. Margarita – The traditional margarita with a focus on the lime flavor.
  3. Coconut Mojito – A refreshing mix of rum, mint, coconut, lime, and soda water.
  4. Daiquiri – A simple yet delicious cocktail with rum, lime juice, and sugar.
  5. Mai Tai – A rum cocktail with lime, orgeat syrup, and triple sec.

History

The Margarita, in general, has a mysterious past, with many claiming to have invented it. The Coconut Margarita is a modern twist on this classic, blending the traditional ingredients of a margarita with the tropical flavor of coconut. It’s a drink that reflects the creativity of bartenders and the growing love for tropical-inspired cocktails.

coconut margarita cocktail

Coconut Margarita

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce coconut cream
  • 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec (orange liqueur)
  • Lime wheel and shredded coconut for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add the tequila, coconut cream, lime juice, and triple sec to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the mixture is chilled.
  4. Strain the drink into a chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel and a sprinkle of shredded coconut.

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FAQs

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of this?

Yes! Just replace the tequila and triple sec with coconut water or more coconut cream for a delicious mocktail.

Is it better to use fresh lime juice?

Absolutely! Fresh lime juice makes a big difference in the taste of your Coconut Margarita, giving it a brighter, fresher flavor.

Can I use coconut milk instead of coconut cream?

Yes, but the drink will be less creamy. Coconut cream provides a richer texture and flavor, making it the preferred choice for this cocktail.

Enjoy making and sipping on your Coconut Margarita! It’s a drink that’s sure to bring a taste of the tropics to your day.

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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