Happy #TuesdayBoozeday! One of my friends is planning a Margarita-themed party in a few weeks and asked me to help her come up with some creative variations on this classic drink. I recently found a recipe on Pinterest for Coconut Creamsicle Margaritas from the blog, How Sweet It Is, and decided to test out the recipe today. I not only discovered a great Margarita recipe, I also found a new food blog to follow.
Made with Grand Marnier, orange juice, silver tequila, lime juice, coconut water, canned light coconut milk, simple syrup and unsweetened toasted coconut for the glass rim, this is a refreshing cocktail that will remind you of a Creamsicle. What I love most about this cocktail is that it is not overly sweet and is meant to be sipped on. With Cinco de Mayo less than a month away, this would make a great addition to your menu. Pair this with fish tacos and spicy Mexican dishes.
The toasted coconut adds a nice touch and you will find yourself wanting to lick the rim of the glass.
- 2 ounces grand marnier
- 2 ounces orange juice
- 1½ ounces silver tequila
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 ounce coconut water
- 1 ounce canned light coconut milk
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- unsweetened shredded + toasted coconut for glass rims
- orange + lime slices for serving
- To rim glasses, fill a plate with the toasted coconut. Dip the rim of the glass into honey(or anything else that is sticky and sweet, such as agave syrup) and then dip into the toasted coconut to coat the rim of the glass. Fill with ice.
- Combine the Grand Marnier, orange juice, tequila, lime juice, coconut water, coconut milk and simple syrup in a shaker and shake well for 30 seconds. Pour over ice and garnish with wedges of orange and limes. Enjoy!