Coconut Margarita Cocktail and Cupcake

If you like margaritas and you like coconut, then you HAVE to try these Coconut Margarita Cocktail and Cupcake recipes using 1800 Coconut Tequila! It’s a perfect combination of sweet, sour, and coconut!

Coconut Margarita Cocktail and Coconut Margarita Cupcake with Coconut Tequila Frosting
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Apparently, February 22 is National Margarita Day. So I decided to celebrate this very important day with one of my favorite margaritas, the Coconut Lime Margarita! And then I figured since I had the tequila out, why not make a Coconut Tequila Cupcake to go with it?!? And so begins the Adventures of a Cocktail and a Cupcake…Coconut Margarita Cocktail and Cupcake!

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How To Make a Coconut Lime Margarita

This Coconut Lime Margarita recipe uses 1800 Coconut Tequila, fresh lime juice, and a dash of avage syrup for the perfect combination of sweet and sour. Garnish with some toasted coconut and a lime wedge and you will have a coconutty cocktail everyone will love. This version is shaken with ice and served over fresh ice in your favorite glass.

How to Toast Coconut In the Microwave

Did you know you can toast coconut in the microwave?? Place sweetened coconut on a microwave-safe plate, cook for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir around. Put back into the microwave for 20-30 second intervals, stirring after each time to even out cooking.

toasted coconut on a yellow plate that was toasted in the microwave

More adventure of a Cocktail and a Cupcake Recipes

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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

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker
  • cocktail glass
  • measuring jigger

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Prepare the glass by rimming the top with agave syrup and dip it into the toasted coconut. Add fresh ice to the glass.
    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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Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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And if that wasn’t enough lime and coconut for you, here is the recipe for a Coconut Margarita Cupcake with Coconut Tequila Frosting. A boozy baked treat that tastes just like the drink!

How to Make Coconut Lime Margarita Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and prepare a cupcake pan with liners.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together into a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of a mixer and beat together until creamed, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Once the butter and sugar have become light and fluffy, add the egg, milk, coconut extract, and tequila and continue mixing.
  5. Zest the lime and then juice it. Measure 1 tbsp lime juice and lime zest and add to the batter and mix in.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, 1/3 at a time, and mix in by hand using a spatula or spoon until just mixed in.
  7. Scoop the batter into the prepared liners and bake for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

How to Make Coconut Tequila Frosting

Place the the shortening, tequila, coconut extract, and lime juice to a stand mixer or mixing bowl and beat until combined. Add 2 cups of the powdered sugar and mix in completely. Pour in 2 tablespoons of milk and fully incorporate. Add in the remaining powdered sugar, milk, and food coloring and beat until smooth.

Use your favorite frosting tip to frost the cupcakes after they have cooled Garnish with the remaining lime zest and enjoy! You can store any leftover cupcakes in a covered container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

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Coconut Lime Margarita Cupcakes

These boozy Coconut Lime Margarita Cupcakes have coconut tequila in the cake and the frosting! If you like coconut and margaritas, you've gotta try these!
5 from 5 votes
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Cooling Time: 26 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 461kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • cupcake pan and liners
  • stand mixer or hand mixer
  • 3 mixing bowls
  • silicone or rubber spatula
  • piping bag and tip (optional)

Ingredients

Coconut Lime Margarita Cupcakes

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temp
  • ½ cup milk, room temp
  • 1 large egg, room temp
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 tablespoon 1800 Coconut Tequila
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest

Coconut Tequila Frosting

  • 1 cup vegetable shortening  (you can use butter but the shortening helps with structure and less butter flavor)
  • 2 tablespoon 1800 Coconut Tequila
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 cups confectioners powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoon milk
  • 3-4 drops green food coloring
  • lime zest for garnish
  • toasted coconut for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Coconut Lime Margarita Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F and prepare a cupcake pan with liners.
    cupcake pan with cupcakes liners
  • Place the softened butter and sugar in the bowl of a mixer and beat together until creamed, about 4-5 minutes. While the butter is mixing (if using a stand mixer), sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together into a separate mixing bowl.
  • Once the butter and sugar have become light and fluffy, add the egg, milk, coconut extract, and tequila and continue mixing. Zest the lime and then juice it. Measure 1 tbsp lime juice and lime zest and add to the batter and mix in. Save the rest of the juice and zest for the frosting.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, 1/3 at a time, and mix in by hand using a spatula or spoon until just mixed in. Do not overmix or your cupcakes will be dense.
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared liners and bake for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Once the cupcakes have fully cooled, frost, garnish, and enjoy!

Coconut Tequila Frosting

  • Add the shortening, tequila, coconut extract, and lime juice to a stand mixer or mixing bowl and beat until combined.
    rice krispie treats pressed into a pan
  • Add 2 cups of the powdered sugar and mix in completely. Add 2 tablespoons of milk and fully incorporate. Add the remaining powdered sugar, milk, and food coloring and beat until smooth.
    coconut margarita cupcake

Nutrition

Serving: 1frosted cupcake | Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 61.9g | Protein: 2.1g | Fat: 20.9g | Saturated Fat: 6.3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 52g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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