White Christmas Margarita

The holidays never tasted so good! Our White Christmas Margarita has all the flavors of a standard margarita with the addition of white cranberry juice and coconut. Make it for 2 or a crowd and put a little bit of tropical in your winter cocktail.

White Christmas Margarita | 2 Cookin Mamas The holidays never tasted so good! Our White Christmas Margarita has all the flavors of a standard margarita with the addition of white cranberry juice and coconut. Make it for 2 or a crowd and put a little bit of tropical in your winter cocktail. #cocktail #Christmascocktail #recipe #margarita

I love my margaritas all year long, Carrot Margaritas for spring, Watermelon Margaritas for summer and Apple Cider Margaritas for  fall, but today I wanted to make one a little more wintery to help me get in the Christmas spirit way down here in sunny Florida. And, being a Floridian, we have plenty of cocktails centered around coconut cream and cranberry juice so it seemed like a no-brainer to add them to what I call my White Christmas Margarita.

White Christmas Margarita tall | 2 Cookin Mamas

Now, somehow I had to try to keep this drink on the white side, since I was bound and determined to call this a White Christmas Margarita, so using regular cranberry juice just wasn’t going to work. But guess what I found? They actually make a white cranberry juice! Woohoo! Perfect solution!

A winter margarita with a tropical flair.

I must have made at least 3 or 4 different batches (wheeeee!) yup, I had to try them all, until I got just the right quantities of every ingredient to make it taste fantastically tropical & delicious. It’s basically a standard margarita with the addition of white cranberry juice, coconut cream and, if you like (which I like) coconut rum too.

White Christmas Margarita for 2 | 2 Cookin Mamas

Now, if you want to make it look as festive as possible just whip up some holiday ice cubes too. Drop 3 pomegranate arils (I like them because they’re smaller than cranberries and you can eat them as well) and a small sprig of rosemary in each cavity of an ice cube try. Fill with water and freeze. That’s it! I also like to rim the glasses with a combination of coconut flakes and coarse salt which I put through my coffee grinder to make the coconut flakes finer. Now doesn’t that margarita just look deliciously tropical and Christmassy all at the same time?

White Christmas Margarita closeup | 2 Cookin Mamas

Make it for 2 or for a whole crowd (it looks pretty as a picture in a punch bowl) and put a little tropical in your winter cocktail. I can guarantee that everyone will be in the Christmas spirit in no time!

Cheers!

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White Christmas Margarita square | 2 Cookin Mamas
WHITE CHRISTMAS MARGARITA
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

The holidays never tasted so good! Our White Christmas Margarita has all the flavors of a standard margarita with the addition of white cranberry juice and coconut. Make it for 2 or a crowd and put a little bit of tropical in your winter cocktail.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keywords: christmas margarita, margarita
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 450 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup white cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau (you could also use Grand Marnier or Triple Sec)
  • 2+ Tablespoons agave nectar (depending on sweetness desired)
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup coconut rum (optional)
  • Garnish: coconut flakes, coarse salt, lime slices
Directions
  1. In a large shaker, combine all ingredients. Shake well.
  2. Grind coconut flakes and salt so they are a little finer. Place on flat plate.
  3. Run a lime wedge around edge of glasses and dip into coconut-salt mixture.
  4. Place ice cubes (for decorative ice cubes see note below) in 2 glasses. Divide contents between glasses.
  5. Garnish edge of glass with a slice of lime.
Recipe Notes

To make decorative ice cubes, place 3 pomegranate arils & a small sprig of rosemary in ice cube tray. Fill each cavity with water and freeze.

Nutrition Facts
WHITE CHRISTMAS MARGARITA
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Sugar 31g34%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 15.3mg19%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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The holidays never tasted so good! Our White Christmas Margarita has all the flavors of a standard margarita with the addition of white cranberry juice and coconut. Make it for 2 or a crowd and put a little bit of tropical in your winter cocktail. #cocktail #Christmascocktail #recipe #margarita

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Genie Merrer
    12/21/2019 at 10:49 pm

    I can’t find white cranberry juice. I need it for 12-23. Any suggestions?

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      12/22/2019 at 12:46 pm

      Walmart and Target carry it by me and it says Amazon has it as well although I don’t know if you can get it by tomorrow. You could try subbing in white grape juice. I haven’t tried it but it might just turn out to be a new yummy cocktail. 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  • Reply
    Michelle
    12/18/2019 at 11:53 pm

    What type of tequila do you use?

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      12/19/2019 at 3:33 pm

      Any type of tequila will do. I’ve used Pinnacle, Milagro, Don Julio and Patron.

  • Reply
    Kalli C
    12/18/2019 at 7:00 am

    5 stars
    What kind of coconut cream? Thanks!

  • Reply
    Kristen
    12/17/2019 at 4:27 pm

    I wanted to make a large batch of this for a party. Do you think the shaker is required to create the right consistency, or would stirring suffice? I want to make 2 gallons of this, and I worry about the time it would take to make it.

    Also, with making 2 gallons, how much should I multiply this recipe by?

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      12/17/2019 at 5:30 pm

      This would be easy to make into a large batch for a party. No need for the shaker. If you are using the 1/4 cup coconut rum, and making 32 cups (2 gallons), you would have to multiply by 21 to make close to 2 gallons. Sounds like a fun party!

  • Reply
    Kalli
    12/14/2019 at 3:31 pm

    Looks so good! What kind of coconut cream do you use?

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      12/15/2019 at 8:49 pm

      I use Coco Lopez but probably any brand would work just as well. Hope you enjoy and Merry Christmas!

  • Reply
    Kati Arkenberg
    12/11/2019 at 10:04 am

    I’d like to make this recipe non-alcoholic for a baby shower. Should I just omit the alcohol or do you have any suggestions? Thank you!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      12/15/2019 at 8:56 pm

      You could use a non-alcoholic margarita mix and leave out lime juice and triple sec. Add the white cranberry juice and coconut cream and I think it should turn out delicious You will have to gauge the amounts as I haven’t tried it this way. Have fun!

  • Reply
    Crystal
    11/18/2019 at 8:48 pm

    Well these look fantastic! However….tequila and I don’t get along so well. What do you think would be a good substitution?

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      11/22/2019 at 10:18 am

      You can actually make this drink with vodka. There are other margarita drinks made with vodka and they even have a name for them – a vodkarita. I haven’t tried mine with it yet so let me know how it is.

  • Reply
    Kris Lampe
    12/22/2018 at 2:13 pm

    These were amazing! I made a giant batch for a party and everyone raved about them.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      01/11/2019 at 4:03 pm

      Woohoo! Wish I’d been there to help you enjoy them. 🙂

  • Reply
    Julie
    12/16/2018 at 10:48 am

    How much of each would I use to make a pitcher full. Or a punch bowl?

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      12/16/2018 at 9:12 pm

      Most pitchers hold about 68-oz or about 8 8-oz servings, so just multiply each of the ingredients by 4.

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