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Coconut Margarita

Two coconut margaritas with lime wedges.
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This easy coconut margarita recipe might not literally transport you to paradise, but it'll make you feel like you're halfway there. With a strong coconut flavor and tangy twist of lime, it's a little sweet, a little tart, perfectly creamy, and so simple to make!

  • Author: alexandra
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: beverages
  • Method: cocktail shaker

Ingredients

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  • agave syrup, for rimming glass
  • toasted coconut flakes, for rimming glass
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces cream of coconut
  • 1/3 ounce heavy cream
  • ice

Instructions

  1. Dip the rim of your serving glass into a shallow bowl of agave syrup to coat the top 1/2" in syrup. Then, dip it into a bowl filled with toasted coconut flakes to coat the rim of the glass in coconut.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, cream of coconut, and heavy cream. Add a handful of ice cubes, cover, and shake well.
  3. Add fresh ice to serving glass. Strain margarita into the glass and serve.

Notes

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions:

  • Be sure to use cream of coconut - not coconut cream. Coco Lopez and Coco Real are two of the brands most commonly available in stores.
  • Silver/blanco or reposado tequila will work for this recipe - use whatever variety you tend to prefer. My go-to brands are Corralejo and Casamigos.

Toasting Coconut Flakes:

  • Place sweetened coconut flakes in a small skillet set over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, for just a few minutes, until golden. Remove from pan immediately and let cool before using.

Coconut Margarita Mocktail:

  • Substitute tequila with sparkling water or club soda to make a mocktail.