This Coconut Margarita recipe is the perfect summer cocktail. Made with just four ingredients that are easy to keep on hand, you will sip this in the sun all season long.
I am so excited to tell you today that:
I just created your new favorite cocktail recipe.
Please believe me when I tell you that this Coconut Margarita is going to knock your socks off. It is the perfect balance of sweet and sour. It has that great taste of coconut without it being overpowering, and it is more refreshing than you could even hope for.
Prepare to fall in love and make pitcher after pitcher of this great cocktail.
How to a Make Coconut Margarita
These margaritas are pretty simple. To make coconut margaritas, just combine the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, and pour into glasses filled with ice and rimmed with toasted coconut.
The ingredients for this great cocktail are easy to keep on hand. Here’s what you need:
- Silver Tequila: If you only have gold tequila, you can use that, I just think the silver pairs better. Read my recommendations below.
- Cream of Coconut: This is different than coconut milk or coconut cream, because it is made from coconut cream but then sweetened. You can read more about the differences here. This is the brand we love to keep on hand.
- Triple sec: Triple sec is an orange flavored liqueur that is central to most margarita recipes. If you want a higher end version of this, keep a bottle of Cointreau on hand.
- Lime Juice: While I will always advocate that fresh limes make for the best lime juice and the best margaritas, if you make these with bottled lime juice you keep in the refrigerator you will still enjoy them.
Coconut Margarita vs. Traditional Margarita
That being said, I made a few changes when it came to this Coconut Margarita. I wanted to make the lime flavor more pronounced for almost a coconut lime margarita taste. Additionally, the cream of coconut brings a lot of sweetness. Given those two things, I cut the sweet and sour mix and went with straight lime juice.
I think you will find that it is still the perfect balance of sweet and sour, while really giving you that delicious coconut taste that makes you feel like you are on a tropical island.
Fortunately, there are great tequilas at every price point. The main thing to keep in mind is that you want to look for something that is 100% agave. Blue agave is the plant that makes tequila, and you want it to be the main ingredient for best quality.
Milagro Silver is our recommendation for a good mid level tequila that is 100% agave and absolutely delicious.
How to Garnish a Coconut Margarita
We love this great cocktail with a rim of toasted coconut and a lime wedge. Toasted coconut is very easy to make and stores in the pantry for ages. To rim your glass:
- Run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass. Keep in mind that this will work best with glasses that have some texture to them.
- Dip the glass in toasted coconut and roll around the side in it.
Not sure how to toast coconut? Check out our post on it.
Coconut Margaritas by the Pitcher
The recipe listed below is for two cocktails. But if you want to make a full pitcher – and I really think you do – you will need to alter the ingredients to the following. This will give you six cocktails.
- 1 cup (plus 2 tablespoons, so a heavy 1 cup pour) Silver Tequila
- 3/4 cup cream of coconut
- 1/3 cup triple sec
- 1/3 cup lime juice
More Tropical Cocktails
If you make these Coconut Margaritas or any of my other recipes, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
- 3 ounces tequila we used silver
- 2 ounces cream of coconut
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 1 ounce lime juice
- fresh limes for garnishing
- toasted coconut for rimming glasses
- Run a lime wedge around the rim of the glasses and roll them in toasted coconut. This will work best on a glass that has texture to it.
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the tequilla, cream of coconut, triple sec, and lime juice. Shake to combine.
- Add ice to the prepared margarita glasses. Divide the contents of the cocktail shaker evenly between the two glasses. Serve and enjoy.
- Read our instructions in the post to make a pitcher of Coconut Margaritas.