Creamy Coconut Margarita Recipe

Move over Pina Colada.   This creamy dreamy coconut margarita has all the coconutty goodness without being too sweet. 

It’s the perfect summer sipper.  Grab your little cocktail umbrellas and make a pitcher or two of these little beauties.

These are sure to be your new favorite creamy coconutty cocktail for sipping on long lazy summer days. 

They are so easy to make totally easy-breezy, you can whip up a couple of cocktails or an entire pitcher in under 10 minutes. 

Perfect for summer entertaining.

The Secret to Perfect Margaritas

Skip the Mix

The best Margaritas use fresh everything – fruit, lime + quality tequila, and good orange liqueur, like Cointreau or Grand Marnier.

Perfect Margarita Formula | 2+2+1 = perfection

2 parts tequila + 2 parts fruit juice(s)* + 1 part orange liqueur (or excellent quality triple sec)

*+ simple syrup or agave nectar to taste.

Easy Breezy!

 

3 Rules to Making The Perfect Margarita

#1 Use Good Tequila

For the best results use a high-quality tequila, made with 100 percent agave.  High quality doesn’t need to be expensive.  There are a lot of tequilas on the market today, check reviews, and ask for recommendations from the liquor store staff.

#2 Use Fresh Lime Juice

For me, there’s nothing better than a perfectly mixed margarita.  And fresh lime juice is part of my must-have ingredients.  Grab a bag of lime and a low priced juicer – I bought one on Amazon for under $20.

I save single-serve glass juice bottles and use those to store my fresh squeezed lime juice.  It will keep for at least a week in the refrigerator.  If I don’t use it all during the week, I’ll stick it in the freezer and freeze until I need it again.

#3 Use High-Quality Triple Sec

Triple Sec is an orange liqueur.  And as the popularity of drinks that use Triple Sec grew, so did the number of cheap, way too sweet options.  My bar is stocked with Grand Marnier, Cointreau, and something blue to make my signature mermaid + tiki drinks!  In the blue department, I like Drillaud Blue Curacao (inexpensive), Giffard Blue Curacao, or Senior “The Genuine” Blue Curacao. I can work with Bols Blue Curacao if it’s all I can find. Skip the really inexpensive like Dekuyper, unless you really want sweet.

You want to look for a Triple Sec that is 78 – 80 poof.  Lower alcohol usually means sweeter and lower quality.

Serious Eats has a really great article to learn more about orange liqueurs.  Click to read.

 

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Grab your glass and cocktail umbrellas cand let make a pitcher or two of these dreamy creamy coconut margaritas. 

*This will make two cocktails.  To make a pitcher just change the number of servings and the recipe will recalculate.  Simple, right?

Cheers!

K—

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Creamy Coconut Margarita Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 250kcal
If you love Pina Coladas but always wished for a less sweet version. You'll love these dreamy creamy cocnut margaritas.
This will make two cocktails, to make a pitcher just change the number of servings and the recipe will recalculate. 
Easy Breezy.
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Equipment

  • Blender
  • Large Cocktail Pitcher

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Reposado tequila
  • 2 oz coconut milk - well-shaken. Sorry gang this needs to be the full -fat variety - low fat is kind of oily
  • 2 oz coconut cream
  • 1 oz Cointreau - or other orange liqueur or best quality triple sec
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice

For coconut sugar rim

  • 1 T sweetened coconut flakes
  • course rimming sugar
  • 1/2 lime - cut into wedges to wet the rim for the sugar and coconut

Optional

  • 1/2 oz Agave Syrup or simple syrup - I usually start with just a splash then add more is I need additional sweetness

Instructions

To Make 2 Cocktail

    On the rocks

    • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until very cold.
    • Serve the margaritas in the prepared glasses over ice and garnish with the lime slices.
    • If desired, rub the rims of the glasses with a lime wedge and dip sugar and coconut flakes.
    • Serve immediately.

    To make a pitcher

    • Change the number of servings to 6 or 8 depending on the size of your pitcher. Add adjust the recipe accordingly.
    • Add all ingredients to a pitcher, stir then fill with ice. Stir vigorously.
    • Remove remaining ice so it doesn't dilute the cocktail
    • Coconut cream may separate - just give it a good stir and it will combine.

    Frozen

    • Add all ingredients and blend with ice. Adding a little bit of ice at a time until the desired consistency is achieved.
    • If desired, rub the rims of the glasses a lime wedge and dip sugar and coconut flakes.
    • Serve the margaritas in the prepared glasses over ice and garnish with the lime slices.

    Notes

     
     
    To add a hint of spice, mix a chipotle chili powder and salt or sugar to rim your glasses.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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