Coconut Lime Margarita

If you like margaritas and you like coconut, then you HAVE to try this Coconut Lime Margarita recipe using 1800 Coconut Tequila. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and sour and it tastes amazing!

coconut lime margarita with a lime wedge and toasted coconut garnish
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This Coconut Lime Margarita is one of my all-time favorite drinks and a perfect way to celebrate my 100th post!!! 🥳 This drink is perfect for a warm summer day outside, but I also make them in the winter when I want to dream about sunshine. This cocktail is really easy to make and since the tequila already has coconut in it, there are limited ingredients.

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What you need to make a Coconut Tequila Cocktail

  • 1800 Coconut Tequila
  • fresh lime juice and a wedge for garnish
  • agave syrup
  • shredded sweetened coconut that has been toasted
  • cocktail shaker
coconut lime margarita ingredients

How to make a Coconut Margarita

  1. Prepare a cocktail glass by placing agave syrup around the rim and dipping it into toasted coconut. Then add fresh ice to the glass.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until nice and cold and then pour into the prepared glass.
  3. Add a lime wedge for garnish, serve, and enjoy!
coconut margarita

What does 1800 Coconut Tequila Taste Like?

Coconut Tequila made by 1800 is very coconutty and much sweeter than a traditional tequila. Because of this, it mixes well with citrus as well as other fruit like in my Frozen Strawberry Coconut Margarita. Since this tequila is sweet, you won’t need to add as much sweetener, in this case, agave syrup, as you would in other tequila drinks. It is also delicious served by itself over ice.

1800 coconut tequila bottle

You Can Toast Coconut In The Microwave!

Did you know you can toast coconut in the microwave?? This is by far my favorite way to toast coconut. All you do is place sweetened coconut on a microwave-safe plate and cook for 1 minute in the microwave. Remove the plate from the microwave and stir the coconut around. Put the plate back into the microwave for 20-30 second intervals, stirring after each time to even out cooking. This will take about 4-5 minutes total. Store any leftover coconut in an airtight container.

shredded coconut on a plate that has been toasted in the microwave

How to make this Coconut Lime Margarita Creamy

If you want even more coconut flavor and a creamy margarita, add 1 oz of coconut cream or coconut milk to your cocktail shaker before shaking. This adds an additional layer of coconut flavor as well as a creaminess that is quite delicious.

can of organic coconut cream

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Coconut Lime Margarita

A Coconut Lime Margarita using 1800 Coconut Tequila, fresh lime and shredded coconut!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: EmilyFabulous


  • 2 ounces 1800 Coconut Tequila
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounces agave syrup
  • toasted coconut for the rim
  • lime wedge for garnish


  • Prepare a cocktail glass by rimming the top with agave syrup and then dipping it into the toasted coconut. Add fresh ice to the glass and set it aside.
    cocktail glass with ice and coconut rim
  • Add the tequila, lime juice, and agave syrup ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake until nice and cold, about 20-30 seconds, and pour into the prepared glass. Add a lime wedge for garnish, serve and enjoy!
    coconut tequila margarita


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How to Tone Down the Coconut Tequila

I love coconut…A LOT. And although a lot of people enjoy coconut, they may think this coconut tequila is too “coconutty”. If you think that might be you, substitute 1 oz. of coconut tequila for 1 oz. of your favorite silver tequila. You still get a delicious coconut flavor with a nice balance of traditional tequila and lime. Another option is to top off this coconut cocktail with seltzer water or tonic to add some bubbles and tone down the coconut.

If you like this cocktail, you might like the cupcake!

One of my favorite things to do is make a cocktail and then come up with a cupcake just like the cocktail! This Coconut Lime Margarita is by far one of my most favorite drinks so, of course, I had to make a matching cupcake! Check out the recipe for a Coconut Margarita Cupcake, you are going to love it!

coconut margarita cupcake  and a lime wedge

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coconut lime margarita on ice with coconut rim and lime wedge
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