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A coconut margarita with a yellow napkin and lime slices on the side with toasted coconut scattered around it.

Coconut Margarita

  • Author: Amanda McGrory-Dixon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Want to pretend you're on a tropical escape? Whip up this sweet and tart coconut margarita! With just one sip, this fruity coconut margarita will trick you into thinking you're sipping refreshing cocktails on the beach. 



3 ounces cream of coconut (not coconut milk or coconut cream, see note)
2 ounces tequila
1 ounce triple sec or Grand Marnier
1 lime, juiced
Honey, optional, for garnish
Sea salt, optional, for garnish
Toasted coconut, optional, for garnish
1 lime slice, optional, for garnish


  1. Pour cream of coconut, tequila, triple sec and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice. Put the top on the shaker and shake for about 15 seconds.
  2. Spread the honey on a plate and the sea salt and toasted coconut on another plate. Dip the serving glass in honey and then in the sea salt and toasted coconut. Add ice to the glass and strain the shaken margarita into the glass. Garnish with a lime slice.


  • There is a difference between coconut milk, coconut cream and cream of coconut. They are all three different products. Cream of coconut is typically found in the grocery aisle with drink mixers. It has a syrup-like consistency. 
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • Calories: 604
  • Sugar: 66
  • Sodium: 45
  • Fat: 15
  • Saturated Fat: 14
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 69
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: margarita, coconut margarita, tequila cocktail