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Instead of dreaming of a white Christmas this year, we'll be dreaming of this winter cocktail all season long. These Christmas margaritas take the classic margarita you know and love, and give it a festive, "snowy" twist that'll have you ringing in the season all winter long. We turned this Christmas cocktail white by adding coconut milk and cream of coconut to our tequila, triple sec and lime mixture, giving this festive drink a tropical twist we crave in the middle of winter. Complete with a sugar rim and cranberry garnish, these margs are the perfect excuse to enjoy a white Christmas in the comfort of your own home, no winter coat required. 😉
Switch it up.
If you're looking for a bit of a creamier, sweeter margarita, feel free to add more cream of coconut to your blender to get your desired consistency. Prefer your margs even sweeter? Add in some simple syrup to up the sweetness factor. One thing we don't recommend switching up? The silver tequila for any golden tequila variety—we want these margs to be white as snow!
Get festive with the garnish!
Here's where you can really get into the Christmas spirit. After creating your sugar rim, feel free to decorate these margs however you please! We added plain cranberries and more lime for a simple, classic look, but feel free to get creative. Add sugared cranberries, sprigs of rosemary, or mint to really take these drinks up a notch.
Tip: These drinks may separate a bit after blending due to the coconut milk base. If so, give them a quick stir to incorporate it back together.
Have you made one yet? Let us know how it went in the comments below!
Editor's note: The ingredients to this recipe were updated on December 6, 2022 to include cream of coconut, which is not shown in the recipe video.
- 6 serving(s)
- Prep Time:
- 15 mins
- Total Time:
- 15 mins
(14-oz.) can unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 tbsp.
cream of coconut
- 12 oz.
- 8 oz.
- 1/4 c.
- 4 c.
Lime wedge, for rimming glass
Sanding sugar, for rimming glass
Lime slices, for garnish
Cranberries, for garnish
- Step 1Combine coconut milk, cream of coconut, tequila, triple sec, lime juice and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Step 2Rim glasses with lime wedge and dip in sanding sugar. Pour into glass and garnish with lime and cranberries.
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