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Coconut margaritas are a refreshing, tropical twist on a classic cocktail that is perfect for your Aloha Friday pau hana drinks, Cinco de Mayo, or even taco Tuesday.

hand hodling a frozen coconut margarita

Oh yes, this is good. Cool and refreshing frozen margaritas blended up for a perfect pick me up cocktail.

Just one sip got you feeling like you’re on a white sandy beach with crystal clear blue waters and cool trade winds. Tropical flavors with all the right notes.

If you love coconut you’ve got to try haupia (a Hawaiian coconut pudding) or candied coconut.

pouring a frozen coconut margarita

What is coconut margaritas?

Coconut margaritas are a blend between a margarita and a pina colada. Classic tequila, orange liqueur, and lime flavored with a touch of coconut. 

Coconut Margarita Ingredients

  • Tequila: Silver or gold. It’s really up to you.
  • Cream of coconut: Not to be confused with coconut cream. Cream of coconut is a sweetened coconut cream that has the consistency of thick syrup and a game changer in the taste category.
  • Lime juice: Be sure to get the real stuff. Fresh squeezed limes can’t be beat.
  • Orange liqueur: Pungent, sweet, and a slight spice and a great addition to this cocktail.
  • Agave: A sweet syrup from the agave plant and can be found in the condiment aisle near the honey. Can’t find agave? You can use honey or simple syrup as well.
  • Ice: After all this is a frozen drink right? Prefer it on the rocks? Sure, you can make it like that as well.
  • Toasted coconut flakes: Add just a little touch of nuttiness. I prefer unsweetened, but you can use sweetened if you’d like.
coconut margarita ingredients

Tools you’ll need

  • A good blender. One that will crush and blend ice to a smooth consistency to give you the best frozen cocktail.
  • Citrus squeezer. You don’t need a fancy electric one. Handheld works just fine.
  • Jigger. I’m no bartender, so I’ll stick to measuring. If you’re a pro, you can skip this tool.

Can you make margaritas on the rocks?

You bet. Pour all your ingredients in a shaker and skip the blender. Shake, shake, shake. Strain over a cup of fresh ice and enjoy!

coconut margarita in a glass on a cutting board with cut limes

Can you make frozen coconut margaritas ahead of time?

Frozen margaritas are best served immediately after blending. It is a frozen drink, which means it will begin melting. One option is mix the margarita ingredients and do not blend with the ice until you are ready to serve.

Great recipes to serve alongside coconut margaritas

How to make a coconut margaritas?

  • Add ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth.
blending a coconut margarita
  • Dip the rim of chilled glass in cream of coconut and then toasted coconut flakes.
rimming a coconut margarita glass with toasted coconut
  • Pour the drink into the glass and ENJOY!
pouring a coconut margarita
hand hodling a frozen coconut margarita

Coconut Margaritas

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Coconut magaritas are a refreshing, tropical twist on a classic cocktail that is perfect for your Aloha Friday pau hana drinks, Cinco de Mayo, or even taco Tuesday.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces cream of coconut
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • 1 cup ice
  • Unsweetened toasted coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Dip the rim of chilled glass in cream of coconut and then toasted coconut flakes.
  3. Pour the drink in to the glass and ENJOY!

Notes

*Cream of coconut can be found in the your local grocery store. This is not the same as coconut cream, which does not have added sugar.

*Be sure to use fresh lime juice.

*If you can't find toasted coconut flakes, you can toast your own. Use unsweetened coconut flakes and place on a small baking sheet, spread in a single layer, and place in the toaster oven for 1-2 minutes or until toasted.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 590Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 252mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 8gSugar: 37gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on May 4th, 2021

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Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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