Coconut Margarita

Coconut Margarita

The BEST Coconut Margarita Recipe!

If you loved my pineapple margarita and skinny margarita recipe, then you’ll love this Coconut Margarita recipe! Made with just 5 simple ingredients, and no sugary syrups or mixes, this coconut lime margarita will be your new favorite cocktail!

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Coconut margarita with lime slices, topped with coconut.

Just 5 ingredients to make this EASY Coconut Lime Margarita!

If you love going out for a restaurant margarita, but not all of the sugar and calories that come with it, then this coconut margarita is a must-try! Made with just 5 simple ingredients, this super fresh, delicious coconut lime margarita is fantastic for enjoying on Taco Tuesday or happy hour at home.

I’m also including two different ways to make this drink; frozen/blended or on-the-rocks. Both versions take less than 5 minutes to make, which means happy hour is just minutes away!

Here’s all the tips, pointers and FAQ’s you might have about making these Coconut Margaritas:

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Limes and lime juice for coconut margarita recipe.

What makes a margarita a margarita?

A margarita is a tequila based drink, served either blended/frozen or over ice (on-the-rocks.) The ratio of a margarita is the following: 2 parts tequila, 1 part Cointreau (or Triple Sec), 1 part fresh lime juice.

When it comes to the lime juice, I don’t recommend doing the bottled stuff. Fresh lime juice is so much better and is much more flavorful. You will need a good citrus juicer – I like this one from Amazon. It is really durable, dishwasher safe and has withstood the test of time, and probably 100’s of margaritas at our house. 

 

Ingredients for coconut margarita recipe, liquors and coconut milk, cream.

What do I need to make a coconut margarita?

In addition to the tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice you will also need coconut milk and cream of coconut. I like these from Goya.

Note: if you are like me and not doing refined sugar in your diet, you can skip the cream of coconut (which contains refined sugar.) In this case you will double the coconut milk from 1 oz., to 2 oz.

What tequila is best for margaritas?

According to Delish, there are many, many recommended tequilas for margaritas. Tequila can get expensive, so just choose the best brand that you can afford. We like Herradura Reposado, which is one of the recommended tequilas on Delish’s list!

What is better in a margarita Cointreau or Triple Sec?

After much trial and error, we’ve discovered that Cointreau is much better in a margarita. Cointreau is an orange liqueur, made with sweet and bitter rinds of orange. It pairs really well with the lime juice and tequila.

 

Pouring blended coconut margarita into ups glass.

How do I make a blended/frozen coconut margarita?

To make a blended margarita you will need a blender. For this coconut margarita recipe, simply add 1 1/2 cups of ice to your blender, along with the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, coconut milk and cream of coconut. Then, blend until smooth. See the recipe below for exact ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

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Coconut margarita recipe on the rocks with lime slice and coconut flakes.

How do I salt the rim of a glass for a margarita?

Step 1, cut a slice of lime, and run the juicy part of the lime around the rim of the glass making it wet. Next, dip the wetted edges of the glass into salt. I like Jose Cuervo Margarita Salt for rimming my margarita glasses.

 

Coconut margarita on the rocks, with lime slices and coconut flakes.

 

If you loved this delicious coconut lime margarita, check out some of my other cocktail recipes:

How to Make a Skinny Margarita

Raspberry Margarita

Pineapple Margarita

Mango Margaritas

Strawberry Lime Margaritas

Strawberry Tequila Sunrise at Real Housemoms

 

Here’s the recipe for my Coconut Margarita Recipe – Blended or On-the-Rocks:

Coconut Margarita

If you loved my pineapple margarita and skinny margarita recipe, then you'll love this Coconut Margarita recipe! Made with just 5 simple ingredients, and no sugary syrups or mixes, this coconut lime margarita will be your new favorite cocktail!

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz. tequila, good quality
  • 1 oz. Cointreau citrus liqueur
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz. coconut milk
  • 1 oz. cream of coconut
  • Garnishes:
  • Lime slices
  • Unsweetened flake coconut

Instructions

  1. Blended/Frozen Instructions: To a blender add 1 1/2 cups of ice, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, coconut milk and cream of coconut. Blend until smooth. Pour into prepared glass and garnish with lime slices and coconut flakes. Enjoy right away while cold.
  2. On-The-Rocks Instructions: To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, coconut milk and cream of coconut. Fit with lid, and shake well. Fill prepared rocks glass with ice. Pour/strain cocktail into glass over the ice. Top with lime and flake coconut, if desired. Enjoy right away while cold.

Notes

Want a lower-sugar option? Omit the cream of coconut (this contains a good amount of refined/added sugar.) Substitute with coconut milk. Recipe will now call for 2 oz. coconut milk.

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Coconut margarita recipe on the rocks and blended with lime slices and coconut flakes.

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