Saturday, January 21, 2012

Coconut Lime Margarita

Sorry this is coming late… it’s midnight and we JUST finished packing for our cruise – I figured better late than never! 😉 Happy Friday (hey, it’s stil Friday for you West Coasters!)

Ha ha, it’s Friday ya’ll. That means three things. First, the weekend is here. Second, it’s cocktail Friday (a little late). Third, it’s time to take a must needed vacation. That’s right, the Mrs and I are off to cruise through the Gulf of Mexico in style. And we are PUMPED!

For some random reason, whenever I think about tropical vacations, I think of that silly song by Harry Nilsson named Coconut. You know the song; “she put de lime in the coconut, she drank em both up, she put de lime in the coconut, she drank em both up…”

That song makes me laugh but this time it inspired me for my weekly cocktail. This week, I put the lime in the coconut and then made it even better with a little simple syrup and TEQUILA!

Yep, it’s that simple. And yet, it’s beyond delicious. It’s sweet and tangy with bold notes of creamy, coconut flavor and subtle hints of smooth and slightly peppery tequila. I’m in love. I should go on vacation more often in order to find inspiration from it.

Look, hot weather is a few months away, but why wait? Beat away those winter doldrums with this amazingly tasty, tropical cocktail.

Remember, it’s 5 o’clock (and 90 degrees and sunny) somewhere!


The Hubs

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Coconut Lime Margarita

Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


1 to 1 ½ ounces silver tequila
1 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons cream of coconut milk* (found in cans with the cocktail mixers)


*Coconut cream turns to solid in cool temperatures (ie: in your house). Re-liquefy coconut cream by steeping can in hot water for a few minutes. Open can and stir to incorporate.

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker or tall glass and shake or stir well. Pour ingredients over ice.

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20 Responses to “Coconut Lime Margarita”

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — January 21, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    Yum! Looks wonderful! Haven’t had a margarita in a long time!!

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    Heather — January 21, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    I love coconut!!! So I will definitely be trying this at some point!

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    Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy — January 21, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    I wish it was summer so I could have this right now. But it just snowed like 4 inches and all I want is coffee and cocoa.

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    The Redneck Princess — January 21, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    Well I hope you have a fabulous time!!! And with that recipe, I will be pretending to be on a great trip 🙂 Looks delicious!

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    Leslie — January 21, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    This is the second coconut/lime combo I have seen today! Love love love it!

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    jennifer — January 22, 2012 @ 1:46 am

    Yum! We made this drink tonight with the gouda, bacon piazza! So very good, thank you.

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    mandy schneider — January 23, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    I love coconut!!! can’t wait to try this..and holy smokes you found a perfect coconut impressive 🙂

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    Amber T — January 26, 2012 @ 10:59 pm

    I made Spinach and Roasted Veggie Enchiladas on Monday and this would have added such a wonderfully sweet little cocktail to pair with it! I’m going to have to make this on my To Make list especially with all the Mexican food that goes on in our house!

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    nicole {sweet peony} — February 1, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    oh yum! i bet this is fantastic & super refreshing!!! your photos look awesome!! 🙂

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    jules @ bananamondaes — February 4, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    This looks so fresh and delicious! If only it wasn’t snowing outside, I would definitely be drinking this. Instead I’ve got some hot chocolate – roll on summer!

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    Kelsey — February 13, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    Oh man, does this look good. I’d love to be back in Hawaii with one of these right about now.

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    Jade — February 23, 2012 @ 2:51 am

    I tried this recipe for the first time tonight-and I can safely say that this is better than any cocktail I’ve ever had. I did alter the recipe a little though, and I highly recommend it. Instead of stirring the ingredients together, I made a frozen coconut lime margarita with my blender. It made all the difference in the world, thanks so much for the recipe!! And Happy National Margarita Day!! 🙂

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    Leah — July 18, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

    can something be substituted for the “simple syrup”?

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    Alex — April 29, 2014 @ 12:51 pm

    Hi Tina!

    My name is Alex Orlov, and I’m a writer at DailyBurn Life. We’re a health and fitness website with a new editorial site and we’d love to share your amazing Coconut Lime Margaritas in an upcoming article on homemade margarita recipes.

    We will include a photo and a link to your recipe, with proper photo crediting as requested. Note: we will not be taking the recipe itself, but just the photo and link, so we hope to drive you some nice traffic as well!

    Would this usage be OK? If so, please let me know if you can send a horizontal, non-watermarked photo to me.

    If we could hear back from you as soon as possible that would be great. Thanks so much in advance! Look forward to working with you and your awesome blog soon!


    Alexandra Orlov
    Editorial Assistant / DailyBurn Inc.
    30 West 26th Street, NYC, 10010
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    Denise — April 4, 2015 @ 8:14 pm

    Great!!!!! I need the recipe to make them for six people 🙂

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