Coconut Margarita: A Tropical Twist on a Classic Cocktail

Last updated on February 22nd, 2023 at 10:23 pm

Welcome to the world of decadent cocktails, where we take a classic and transform it into something even more indulgent. This time, we’ve taken the iconic margarita and added a tropical twist with the alluring flavor of coconut. Our Coconut Margarita recipe is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re lounging by the pool or hosting a dinner party.

The combination of creamy coconut and tangy lime creates a harmony of flavors that will transport your taste buds to a tropical paradise. The key ingredient to this delicious margarita is coconut cream, which adds a luscious texture and a sweet and nutty flavor that will make you feel like you’re sipping a piña colada on the beach.

But don’t let the indulgent flavors fool you; this cocktail is still a classic margarita at its core. With a simple blend of tequila, triple sec, and fresh lime juice, the Coconut Margarita is a balanced and refreshing cocktail that will have you returning for more.

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Coconut Margarita

This recipe is for a delicious coconut margarita, made with silver tequila, lime juice, coconut cream, triplesec, and simple syrup. The cocktail is shaken well and served over ice, garnished with shredded coconut and a lime wedge. The recipe includes tips for substitutions and adjustments, and answers frequently asked questions. This refreshing tropical drink is perfect for any occasion.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1
Calories 200 kcal


  • 1 Blender A blender is necessary to blend the ingredients together to create a smooth and creamy texture. It will allow you to easily mix together the coconut cream, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and ice for a perfectly blended cocktail.
  • 1 Cocktail shaker (optional) While not strictly necessary, a cocktail shaker can be used to mix the cocktail ingredients together and ensure they are well combined. If you don't have a shaker, you can simply mix the ingredients together in the blender.
  • 1 Measuring cups and spoons Measuring cups and spoons are important to ensure you add the right amount of each ingredient and create a well-balanced cocktail. You'll need to measure the coconut cream, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and ice.
  • 1 Margarita glasses To serve your Coconut Margarita in style, you'll need margarita glasses. These can be traditional stemmed glasses or any other fun and festive glasses you have on hand.
  • 1 Ice You'll need plenty of ice to chill your cocktail and give it a refreshing and icy-cold finish. Ice is a crucial ingredient in any margarita and helps to dilute the cocktail and balance the flavors.


  • 2 oz. silver tequila
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. coconut cream
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • Shredded coconut and lime wedge for garnish


  • Begin by preparing the garnish .Spread a layer of shredded coconut on a plate. Rim the edge of a margarita glass with a lime wedge and dip it into the shredded coconut. Set aside.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add the tequila, lime juice, coconut cream, triple sec, and simple syrup to the shaker.
  • Shake well for about 20-30seconds until the ingredients are well combined and chilled.
  • Strain the cocktail into the prepared margarita glass over ice.
  • Garnish the cocktail with a lime wedge and a sprinkle of shredded coconut.
  • Enjoy your delicious coconut margarita!



  • To make the coconut cream easier to measure, place the can in the refrigerator overnight. This will cause the cream to solidify and separate from the liquid, making it easier to scoop out.
  • Be sure to shake the can of coconut cream well before measuring it out to ensure that the cream is evenly distributed.
  • For a lighter version, use light coconut cream or coconut milk instead of full-fat coconut cream.
  • To make the simple syrup, you can use either granulated sugar or raw sugar. You can also adjust the amount of syrup to your taste.
  • If you prefer your margarita with less sweetness, reduce the amount of simple syrup or triple sec in the recipe.
  • To make a frozen coconut margarita, blend the ingredients with ice in a blender until smooth and slushy.
  • Don’t forget to rim the glass with salt or sugar for an extra touch of flavor and presentation.
  • You can also garnish the drink with a sprig of fresh mint or a slice of pineapple for an extra tropical twist.
  • Enjoy this cocktail responsibly and in moderation, and never drink and drive.
Keyword Coconut Margarita

The Origins and Variations of the Coconut Margarita

The margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in the world, and its origins are shrouded in mystery. Some say it was invented in Mexico in the 1930s, while others claim it was created in the United States in the 1940s. Regardless of its origin, the margarita has become a cocktail scene staple and spawned countless variations.

The coconut margarita is a relatively new twist on the classic recipe, but it has quickly gained popularity for its refreshing taste and tropical flair. In addition to the recipe we shared above, there are many variations of the coconut margarita that you can try. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Pineapple Coconut Margarita: Add pineapple juice to the mix for a sweeter and fruitier version of the coconut margarita.
  • Coconut Creamsicle Margarita: Add orange juice to the mix for a creamsicle-like flavor that will take you back to your childhood.
  • Frozen Coconut Margarita: Blend all the ingredients with ice for a frozen version of the cocktail that is perfect for hot summer days.

Can I use coconut milk instead of coconut cream?

Yes, you can use coconut milk in this recipe. Just shake the can well before measuring it out, as the cream may separate from the liquid.

Can I make this recipe without alcohol?

You can omit the tequila and triple sec and make a delicious virgin coconut margarita.

What kind of tequila should I use?

For this recipe, it is recommended to use a silver (blanco) tequila. Aged tequilas may have a different flavor profile that could change the taste of the cocktail.

How do I make simple syrup?

To make simple syrup, combine sugar and water in a saucepan and heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Allow it to cool before using in the recipe.

Can I make the cocktail ahead of time?

It is best to make the cocktail fresh, but you can prepare the ingredients and shake it when you are ready to serve.

Can I use a blender instead of a shaker?

Yes, you can use a blender to mix the ingredients. However, the texture may be slightly different.

Can I adjust the amount of coconut cream?

Yes, you can adjust the amount of coconut cream to your liking. Just remember that it will change the taste and texture of the cocktail.

Can I use agave nectar instead of simple syrup?

Yes, you can use agave nectar instead of simple syrup. Use the same amount called for in the recipe.

Can I use shredded coconut instead of coconut cream?

No, shredded coconut will not give the same flavor and texture as coconut cream.

Can I use a different type of citrus juice instead of lime?

You can experiment with different citrus juices, but lime juice is traditionally used in margaritas and gives the best flavor.

Final Thoughts on Making This Coconut Margarita

This tropical cocktail is sure to transport your taste buds to a sun-soaked paradise. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, hosting a dinner party, or just looking to treat yourself to something special, the Coconut Margarita is a must-try.

This recipe is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients and some basic equipment, making it a great choice for novice and experienced cocktail makers alike. You can adjust the ingredients to your taste, whether you want a more tangy or creamy flavor, or play around with garnishes and toppings to add a personal touch.

So, next time you’re in the mood for something tropical, whip up a batch of our Coconut Margarita and get ready to be transported to a sun-drenched paradise. This cocktail is sure to become a new favorite for anyone looking to escape to a world of exotic flavors and pure relaxation. Cheers!