This Coconut Lime Margarita with Mint is creamy and sweet with the perfect balance of tangy and citrus notes. Margaritas are my favorite type of cocktail, and if you were to find at bar this is probably what I am drinking. I still remember the first margarita I ever had, my best friend who is Mexican (also happens to make the best drinks) handed me a cold, spicy salt rimmed glass with big wedge of lime. One sip and I was in heaven and was hooked ever since. Truly, I love Mexican food and drinks, no wonder it one of the top places I want to visit once we are on the other side of the current situation.
Why you should love this recipe
Variations – This is the type of cocktail that you could do a lot of variations with. Don’t like coconut? Use berries, or tropical fruits like pineapple, orange, lychee, plums the list is endless. I have a Alphonso Mango Margarita recipe incase that’s what you fancy.
Customizable – I love switching the spirit between tequila and mezcal when I want to a smokey kick.
Easy to make a big batch – Make a huge batch for your next party and get everyone talking about it!
Party favorite – This cocktail is sweet, salty, boozy and just so delicious that it is instantly a hit at any party. If you know someone who doesn’t like margaritas…then we need to talk!
All in all being married to an ex bartender comes with its perks. We have a small bar at home full of liqueurs, bitters, and spirits from near and far!! Even if you don’t have a huge collection it is completely okay, just having a few favorites will ensure none of your happy hours go without a delicious drink that is quick to wipe up.
At the risk of sounding like an alcoholic, I should let you know that I love a good balanced drink and will keep sharing my favorites with you as time goes by. Drink responsibly and whoever is reading I hope you are over 21! Either way, I hope you find something delicious here to make. Cheers!
Coconut Lime Margarita with Mint
- 1 lime zested
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1 1/2 ounces coconut puree or cream
- 3/4 ounce triple sec
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- Mint sprigs for garnish
- Lime wedges for garnish
- On a plate mix lime zest and salt together until well incorporated.
- Rub lime wedge around rim of cocktial glass. Spread lime salt on a plate and rub rim in seasoning.
- Close the shaker and shake vigorously until well chilled, 2 minutes. Double strain the cocktail into a cocktail glass filled with ice. Garnish with mint sprigs, lime wedges and serve immediately.