Coconut Margarita Recipe

Coconut Margarita: A tropical getaway in a glass. This delightful cocktail combines the smoothness of tequila with the creamy richness of coconut milk, accentuated by the zesty tang of fresh lime. Sweetened just right with agave or simple syrup, and optionally rimmed with shredded coconut for an extra tropical flair. It’s a refreshing, creamy concoction that transports you straight to a beachside paradise with every sip.

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Coconut Margarita

A creamy and delicious variation on the classic margarita. The coconut margarita is great for an afternoon by the beach or an after-dinner dessert.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Margarita
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 250 kcal


  • 3 parts tequila
  • 2 parts full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 1 part triple sec
  • .5 parts agave nectar or simple syrup
  • shredded coconut for garnish


  1. Optional coconut rim: Rub rim of glass with a lime wedge then dip it into shredded coconut. Consider toasting coconut beforehand.

  2. In a shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, agave nectar or simple syrup, triple sec, and coconut milk with ice.

  3. Shake well until mixture is chilled.

  4. Strain into the prepared glass, with or without additional ice.

  5. Garnish with lime wedge.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Margarita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


What does a coconut margarita taste like?

A coconut margarita offers a delightful blend of creamy, tropical coconut flavor with the bright, tangy notes of lime and the smoothness of tequila. The overall profile is refreshing and sweet, with a hint of tropical flair.

Can you make a coconut margarita with Malibu rum?

Yes, you can use Malibu rum in place of tequila for a different twist. Malibu will add a sweeter, more distinctly coconut flavor to the margarita.

Can you make coconut margarita without coconut cream?

Absolutely. Using full-fat coconut milk, as in this recipe, provides a creamy texture and coconut flavor without the need for coconut cream.

Tips for making large batches of coconut margaritas

Mix the tequila, lime juice, agave nectar or simple syrup, and coconut milk in a large pitcher. Adjust the sweetness to taste. Refrigerate until serving, and stir well before pouring into prepared glasses with or without ice.

Bartender’s Note:

For the best coconut margarita experience, ensure the balance of flavors. The coconut shouldn’t overpower the lime and tequila. Fresh lime juice is preferable for a brighter flavor, and quality tequila makes a difference. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a tropical twist on their margaritas.

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