This Coconut Margarita is made with lite coconut milk, coconut water, tequila Blanco and triple sec for a refreshing cocktail! A tropical spin on the classic drink!
about this coconut margarita
There has yet to be a margarita that I have turned down. Not much can bet the salted rim, the refreshing lime and the bit of the tequila that hits your lips! And this Coconut Margarita is such a fun twist to the classic margarita recipe!
Ingredients you will need for this Champagne Margarita
- Lite Coconut Milk (from the can)
- Tequila Blanco
- Triple Sec
- Coconut Water
- Fresh lime wedge, to serve
How to Make this easy margarita recipe
- In a shaker, combine the coconut milk, tequila blanco, triple sec and coconut water. Shake until combined.
- Pour into cocktail glasses with ice.
- Serve with a lime wedge.
Can you prepare a big batch?
Yes! This is the best approach when making these for a crowd. Simply multiply the base of the cocktail (coconut milk, tequila, triple sec and coconut water) based on how many cocktails you wish to make. Combine all of the ingredients, except the ice, and store in the fridge until ready to serve. Then top with fresh lime.
Can you prepare this Coconut Margarita ahead of time?
If you are looking to prepare these ahead of time, combine all of the ingredients, except the ice, and store in the fridge until ready to serve. Then, when ready to serve, pour mixture over ice and finish with a fresh lime!
Silver or Gold Tequila for Margaritas
I prefer to use tequila blanco for my margaritas with a splash of triple sec for extra oomph. Tequila blanco has a cleaner flavor to me but you can use whatever you prefer as gold tequila tastes more classic.
This Coconut Margarita also calls for triple sec. It is an orange-flavored liquor, and in my opinion, is essential for an authentic margarita. Then, finish off the drink with a freshly squeezed lime and you are all set!
What is Coconut Milk?
Coconut milk is made from the pulp of a matre coconut. It is rather high in fat but it lends an ultra creamy texture. Most coconut cocktails are made with cream of Coconut and coconut milk, which can make a drink quite heavy in my opinion. So to reduce the calories and fat, I used lite coconut milk and coconut water. This little trick keeps the true coconut flavor but makes it light enough I don’t mind asking for a second!
What to serve with this Champagne Margarita
This easy margarita recipe can be made for a friends gathering! I love to play up the traditional cocktail to treat my friends and family. But it definitely takes Taco Tuesday up a notch!
This Coconut Margarita is the perfect drink for spring, summer or any occasion really. And not to mention any Mexican food – like guacamole or Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos. As for tacos. I’ve got you covered.
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