Coconut is another of the best tropical flavors with which we can prepare a creamy, delicious, and super refreshing Coconut Margarita!
For these summer days, it is an excellent option to prepare it and refresh us with its unique flavor!
What is Coconut Margarita?
There is nothing comparable to having a cocktail on the beach with coconut, it is very refreshing! Coco reminds me of my childhood when my mom used to make coconut-flavored popsicles, they were my favorite, it still is but with a little tequila, it tastes better!
This recipe is super easy to make, it is a variation of the original recipe for the traditional margarita, and we only need these ingredients: Tequila, Orange Liqueur, Cream of Coconut, freshly squeezed Lime Juice, Agave Syrup, and Shredded Coconut optional.
Ingredients For Coconut Margarita
- Orange Liqueur
- Cream of Coconut
- Freshly Lime Juice
- Agave Nectar
- Shredded Coconut Optional
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
How to Make Coconut Margarita?
We don’t need to have very experienced bartending skills to prepare margaritas, so be encouraged to prepare them at home, be the perfect host for that party with family or friends!
This cocktail is very simple and easy to prepare!
1.- Rim a short glass with sweetened shredded coconut, using something thick like agave nectar or honey.
2.-In a cocktail shaker with ice add all the ingredients.
3.-Shake vigorously for 5-8 sec.
4.- Pour in a short glass already prepared, add some shredded coconut on top, garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy!
Guide to Tequilas
Tequila is made by distilling the fermentation of blue agave plants. The origin of the liquor can be traced back over 1000 years to the time of the Aztecs and their fermented milky drink, pulque. By current Mexican law, all products advertising themselves as tequila must come from Tequila, Jalisco – a state in central Mexico.
By taking the heart of an agave plant and steaming it, tequila producers shred the heart (known as the piña) until a juice called aguamiel comes off. The aguamiel is mixed with cane sugar and yeast and fermented for several days. Then the juice is distilled twice in copper pots and reaches 90-proof or higher. For any spirit to be officially recognized as tequila, it must contain at least 51 percent blue agave plant distillate.
Blanco Tequila (Silver) can be bottled immediately or aged for up to two months and is the purest flavor of Tequila because it contains no added flavoring agents. It is also the best representation of the natural sweetness of the blue agave plant, it is excellent for mixing!
Tasting notes: Never barrel aged, the most authentic flavor of the agave plant, including some citrus, spicy notes with a slightly floral scent!
“Young” in Spanish, this type of Tequila is commonly referred to as gold. This Tequila derives its name from the golden color imparted upon the liquid from extracts added to change the flavor and hue of the Tequila beyond the blue agave plant.
Tasting notes: Citrusy, spicy, sweeter than Blanco
In Spanish, reposado means “rested”. This Tequila is aged in a French or American oak barrel for 2 to 12 months, giving it time to turn a pale golden color, it is excellent for mixing!
Tasting notes: Bold Blanco taste with caramel and honey. Depending on how long it has been aged, some can pull in flavors such as vanilla, cinnamon, or dried chocolate.
Añejo, meaning “aged,” spends one to three years in an oak barrel like the ones used for aging whiskey or wine. It gets smoother and darker, and the taste is sweeter thanks to the barrel.
Tasting notes: Smooth, removing the sharpness of a Blanco, and adding sugary and caramelized notes.
A somewhat new type of tequila that is barrel-aged for more than three years. The spirit becomes a dark amber color.
Most of these tequilas are Top Shelf, they are great for sipping!
Tasting notes: Rich with nuts, caramel, fruit, and spice, like Bourbon or a Cognac.
Knowing a little about tequilas, you can now choose yours!
Variation of a Coconut Margarita
Coconut Margarita, we can make different variations by combining it with fruits and adding your favorite garnish.
These are some variations, be creative!
Mezcal- Change the tequila for this distillate that has a more complex and smokier flavor!
Fruits- Add some fresh fruit slices like raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and mango, which is a great pairing with bananas.
Toast The coconut– In a skillet over medium heat add some shredded coconut to toast it a bit, this will give it an incredible flavor, so make sure to keep an eye out so you don’t burn it!
Frozen – Make it frozen by adding a little more coconut cream to enhance the flavor!
When to serve Coconut Margarita?
Coconut Margarita, it’s a creamy and refreshing treat for a summer drink!
Here are some options to prepare it!
Try it as a:
- Happy Hour Drink
- Cinco de Mayo Celebration
- Brunch with friends
- Working at home
- Pool Parties
- On hot days
- Dinner Party
Put the glasses in the freezer so that the cocktail stays colder.
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- 1 ½ oz tequila
- 1 oz Orange Liqueur
- 3 oz Cream of Coconut
- ½ oz Lime juice
- 1 tsp shredded coconut optional to rim the glass and garnish.
- 1 Lime wedge
- Rim a margarita glass with sweetened shredded coconut, using something thick like agave nectar or honey.
- In a cocktail shaker with ice add all the ingredients.
- Shake vigorously for 5-8 sec.
- Pour in a margarita glass already prepared, add some shredded coconut on top, garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy!
- Put the glasses in the freezer so that the cocktail stays colder.
Amount Per Serving Calories 907Total Fat 57gSaturated Fat 44gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 101mgSodium 274mgCarbohydrates 63gFiber 11gSugar 43gProtein 6g
Nutrition information isn´t always accurate!