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One Coconut Margarita is Never Enough, Have 2!

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We’re kicking off the summertime with a sweet treat: a coconut margarita! When I took a sip of this cocktail, I was instantly transported to a cabana in the tropics. Bring on the island breeze, please!! So, if you like coconuts, if you like margaritas, this is the cocktail for you!

coconut margarita

Tell me MORE!

Certainly! Let’s talk more about the characteristics and experience of enjoying a coconut margarita made with lime juice, coconut cream, triple sec, and tequila.

The combination of coconut cream, lime juice, triple sec, and tequila creates a unique and delightful flavor profile. The creamy coconut cream adds a smooth and velvety texture to the margarita, while the fresh lime juice brings a bright and tangy zest. The sweetness and citrus notes of triple sec complement the richness of the coconut cream, adding a hint of orange flavor. Finally, the tequila adds depth and complexity, with its distinctive agave taste and a touch of warmth.

A coconut margarita is often served chilled and over ice, making it a perfect refreshing drink for warm weather or tropical-themed occasions. The tropical flavors of coconut and lime transport you to a beachside paradise, evoking feelings of relaxation and vacation vibes.

The combination of sweet, tangy, and tropical flavors makes the coconut margarita a crowd-pleaser at parties and gatherings. It’s a versatile drink that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with various dishes. The creamy texture and coconut flavor make it an excellent accompaniment to spicy or savory foods, as it provides a refreshing contrast.

When served in a margarita glass, you can enhance the presentation by rimming the glass with shredded coconut or adding a lime wedge for garnish. These simple touches add a visual appeal and can make your coconut margarita even more inviting. Next up, the smoke!

Smoke Rinsing

To smoke or not to smoke? Well, of course, we are going to smoke it!

There are two options: smoking after the cocktail has been poured vs. smoking it before the cocktail is poured!

Smoke rinsing a glass is a technique used to infuse a subtle smoky aroma and flavor into a cocktail. It involves introducing smoke into the glass before pouring the drink, allowing the smoke to coat the interior of the glass and enhance the overall drinking experience. So grab your smoker and decide what you’d like to do!

You can also smoke the cocktail after the cocktail is poured in, as normal. 🙂 Up next, let’s chitty chat about coconut margarita!

Coconuts & Cocktails

Coconuts and alcohol have a fascinating relationship as coconuts are often associated with tropical cocktails and alcoholic beverages. The unique flavors and properties of coconuts lend themselves well to creating delicious and refreshing drinks.

One of the most popular coconut-flavored alcoholic beverages is the piña colada. This tropical cocktail typically combines rum, coconut cream or coconut milk, and pineapple juice. The creamy and sweet coconut flavor blends harmoniously with the tanginess of pineapple, creating a delightful and indulgent drink that is often garnished with a slice of pineapple or a maraschino cherry.

Coconut rum is another widely enjoyed alcoholic beverage that infuses the taste of coconuts into rum. It is made by steeping or infusing coconut flavors into the rum during the production process. Coconut rum can be enjoyed on its own, mixed with fruit juices, or used as a key ingredient in tropical cocktails.

Coconut-flavored vodkas have also gained popularity in recent years. These vodkas are infused with coconut essence or natural coconut flavors to give them a distinct tropical taste. Coconut vodka can be mixed into various cocktails or used as a base for creating coconut-inspired martinis or mixed drinks.

Apart from these specific coconut-flavored spirits, coconuts can also be used in other ways to enhance alcoholic beverages. Coconut water, for example, can be a refreshing mixer when combined with spirits like vodka or rum. Its natural sweetness and subtle nutty flavor complement the alcohol and add a tropical twist to the drink.

Additionally, coconut milk or cream can be used to create creamy and rich cocktails. It can be blended with a variety of spirits such as rum, vodka, or even liqueurs to make luscious and tropical concoctions. The coconut cream is what we chose to use for the coconut margarita.

It’s worth mentioning that while coconut-based alcoholic beverages can be enjoyable, it’s essential to consume them responsibly and in moderation. Excessive alcohol consumption can have adverse health effects, so it’s always important to drink responsibly and be aware of one’s limits.

In conclusion, coconuts and alcohol have a harmonious relationship, with coconuts lending their unique flavors to create a variety of delicious and tropical-inspired cocktails. Whether it’s through coconut rum, coconut-flavored vodkas, or the use of coconut water and milk in mixed drinks, coconuts add a touch of exotic flair to the world of alcoholic beverages.

Coconut Margarita

Prep Time5 minutes
Keyword: coconut, lime juice, tequila, triple sec
Servings: 1


  • 1 Cocktail Shaker
  • 1 Smokeshow Cocktail Smoker
  • 1 Butane Torch



  • 2 oz tequila
  • 2 oz coconut cream
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz triple sec

Garnish & Smoke

  • 1 pinch Hickory Smoke Dust
  • Coconut Rim (optional)



  • All ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
    2 oz tequila, 2 oz coconut cream, 1 oz lime juice, 1 oz triple sec
  • Meanwhile, rim glass with lime juice and toasted coconut flakes if this is what you'd like to do!

Garnish and Smoke

  • Place smoker on top and smoke!
    1 pinch Hickory Smoke Dust, Coconut Rim (optional)

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