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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
Holiday Cocktails to Enjoy
Pecan Pie Shots from 2CM
Creamy Eggnog Martini from 2CM
Perfectly Peppermint White Russian from Julie Blanner
Buckeye Latte Cocktail from 2CM
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WHITE CHRISTMAS MARGARITA
- 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
- In a large shaker, combine all ingredients. Shake well.
- Grind coconut flakes and salt so they are a little finer. Place on flat plate.
- Run a lime wedge around edge of glasses and dip into coconut-salt mixture.
- Place ice cubes (for decorative ice cubes see note below) in 2 glasses. Divide contents between glasses.
- Garnish edge of glass with a slice of lime.