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Coconut Lime Margarita

We are quite literally putting the lime in the coconut with this delicious and tropical coconut lime margarita.

Two coconut lime margaritas on a wooden board with garnishes around them.

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This coconut lime margarita is the best cocktail to welcome spring and summer. This margarita is creamy, refreshing and sweet but not too sweet.

I love this margarita because it is easy to make at home but impressive and requires just five ingredients. The recipe makes one drink, but it is easy to double, triple or even quadruple the recipe to make for friends.

This coconut lime margarita is the perfect cocktail to serve for Cinco de Mayo, at a backyard BBQ, pool party or on vacation!

Ingredient Notes

Tequila: you can’t have a margarita without tequila! Use your favorite quality blanco (silver) tequila. Blanco tequila is clear.
Triple Sec: triple sec is an orange flavored liqueur. The flavor compliments the flavors of the tequila, lime and coconut. Cointreau is a popular brand of triple sec you can use; however, you can use any brand of triple sec.
Lime: fresh squeezed lime juice is used in the cocktail while the lime zest is used on the rim of the glass along with salt and sugar.
Coconut cream: coconut cream makes this cocktail rich, creamy and tropical. I used the kind that comes in the can but you can also use cream of coconut.
Agave: adds just a touch of sweetness. Alternatively, you can use simple syrup or you can omit if you do not want a sweet margarita.
Salt and sugar: for the rim only and is optional.

The ingredients needed to make coconut lime margaritas.

Optional Garnishes

  • Lime wedge
  • Lime zest
  • Fresh mint
  • Tajin
  • Toasted coconut flakes


Cocktail shaker – if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can use a mason jar or anything with a tight sealing lid.
Citrus Juicer
Jigger or shot glass
Cocktail glass
Small plate – for rimming the glasses with the sugar salt mixture.

The steps for prepping the sugar salt rimming mixing, wetting the rim with lime juice, rimming the glass and adding ice.


On a small plate, combine the salt, sugar and lime zest. Run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and then dip the rim of the glass in the mixture.

In a cocktail shaker, add the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, agave and coconut cream.

Add ice, cover the cocktail shaker and shake for 15-20 seconds, or until the shaker becomes frosted. Strain the margarita into the prepared cocktail glasses filled with ice.

Garnish with with desired garnishes, such as a lime wedge and lime zest.

Adding tequila, lime juice and coconut cream to a cocktail shaker.

What To Eat With Coconut Lime Margaritas

Coconut Lime Margarita Variations

  • Throw everything into a blender with ice for frozen coconut lime margaritas.
  • Top with prosecco for an effervescent touch.
  • Try the mocktail version of this margarita: use zero proof tequila and instead of triple sec, use a splash of orange juice.
Pouring coconut lime margarita from the shaker into the prepared cocktail glass.


  • Place your glasses in the freezer 30 minutes before making your cocktail to keep your drink colder for longer.
  • For best flavor, use freshly squeezed lime juice vs juice that comes from a bottle.
  • For the best creamy consistency, use coconut cream or cream of coconut vs coconut milk as coconut cream’s higher fat content makes it much creamier.

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Two margaritas with a lime wedge garnish.

If you make this Coconut Lime Margarita recipe please let me know by commenting and rating below. If you take a picture, tag me on Instagram @thechowdown. I love seeing your recreations!

Coconut Lime Margarita

We are quite literally putting the lime in the coconut with this delicious and tropical coconut lime margarita.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Beverages, Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Coconut Lime Margarita Recipe, Coconut Margarita, Coconut Margarita Recipe, Creamy Coconut Margarita
Servings: 1 margarita


  • 2 oz tequila
  • .75 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz fresh lime juice
  • .5 oz agave
  • 3 oz coconut cream

For the rim

  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lime zest


  • Combine sugar, salt and lime zest on a plate. Run lime along rim of glass and press into sugar salt mixture. Fill glass with ice.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice, agave and coconut cream. Add ice, cover with lid and shake for 30 seconds or until shaker is frosted.
  • Strain margarita into glass and garnish with a lime wedge and optional lime zest.

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