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White Christmas Margarita

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This White Christmas Margarita is the perfect festive drink, with its creamy coconut flavor, refreshing lime tartness, and subtle warmth from tequila. It's also easy to make, so you can whip up a batch for your next holiday party.
Servings: 2 drinks
Total Time: 5 minutes
white christmas margarita garnished with lime, cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary.

Living in Texas means any time is a good time for a margarita. Our white Christmas margarita recipe puts a tropical twist on the classic and combines all the ingredients of a traditional margarita with cream of coconut. It is the perfect festive cocktail for all your holiday gatherings.

white christmas margarita garnished with lime, cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary.

Key Ingredients and Substitutions


You only need a few ingredients for a coconut margarita, so not skimping on the quality is the key to how they taste.

The full ingredient list and measurements are listed in the printable recipe below.

  • Tequila: Use a mid-range Blanco style tequila (clear) for this recipe, something that sells between $20-$30 for 750 ML. Don’t go for the cheap stuff but also don’t buy one of the more expensive tequilas that is meant to be sipped. We don’t use añejo style tequilas since they can dominate the overall taste and not marry well with the other ingredients.
  • Orange Liqueur: Two of the most popular brands are Cointreau, a top-shelf triple sec, and Grand Marnier, a blend of cognac and triple sec. Curaçao is another popular style, which is sweeter than triple sec, so you can cut back on the agave nectar as appropriate. If you buy the cheapest option, you will add more of a sour note, with a harsh alcohol after-taste rather than the orange note that compliment the tequila.
  • Coco Lopez: Coconut Cream and Cream of Coconut are not the same. Coconut cream is a thick cream made from coconut milk and generally is unsweetened. Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut is coconut cream that has been sweetened and processed so that it has a syrup-type texture. It is typically used for pina coladas but is also perfect for this white Christmas margarita.

How to Make a White Christmas Margarita


Here are the quick step-by-step instructions with visuals; you can find the full instructions with the exact ingredients in the recipe card below.
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Pro-tip: It’s better to make these in a batch rather than individually, so adjust the recipe to the number of servings you’d like.

White Christmas Margarita on the Rocks: Pour about 3 tablespoons of sugar onto a plate. Rub the rim of your favorite cocktail glass with a slice of lime then dip it into the sugar. Carefully fill each glass halfway with ice. Add the tequila, orange liqueur, cream of coconut, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds and then using a cocktail strainer pour into the prepared glasses. Garnish with cranberries and lime slices then serve.

Recipe Tips and Notes


  • Frozen margaritas can be made by adding the ingredients along with the ice into a blender then blend until slushy.
  • Stir the coconut cream before adding to the cocktail to mix the thick cream back together with the thinner milk that settles to the bottom.
  • Keep a couple of cocktail glasses in the freezer until you are ready to serve to keep your drinks colder longer.
white christmas margarita garnished with lime, cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary.

More Holiday Cocktails To Try


Looking for more inspired holiday cocktail recipes? Try these other favorites:

  • Apple Cider Whiskey Sour – A twist on a classic cocktail that combines the flavors of fall with the warmth of whiskey with apple cider and brown sugar cinnamon simple syrup.
  • Cranberry Aperol Spritz – A seasonal spin on the classic Italian cocktail. Combining Aperol, cranberry juice, and fresh orange juice with effervescent prosecco, it is a refreshing drink perfect for holiday celebrations.
  • Christmas Holiday Margarita – The perfect holiday cocktail. It is sweet, tangy, and tart and combines tequila, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and bitters for a festive drink.

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white christmas margarita garnished with lime, cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary.

White Christmas Margarita

Posted by Melissa
This White Christmas Margarita is the perfect festive drink, with its creamy coconut flavor, refreshing lime tartness, and subtle warmth from tequila. It's also easy to make, so you can whip up a batch for your next holiday party.
5 from 1 vote

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 drinks
Calories 268 kcal

Ingredients  

  • 3 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 2 ounces cream of coconut
  • 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • ice
  • limes, for garnish
  • cranberries, for garnish

Instructions 

  • Rub the rim of each glass with a slice of lime then dip it into sugar. Carefully fill each glass halfway with ice.
  • Add the tequila, orange liqueur, cream of coconut, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds and then using a cocktail strainer pour into the prepared glasses.
  • Garnish with cranberries and lime slices then serve.

Notes

1. Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed. The nutritional value will vary based on the type and amounts of ingredients used. It does not include the nutrition for any substitutions or additions.
2. Be sure to check out the Key Ingredients along with the Recipe Tips and Notes sections found in the post, for more tips, options, substitutions, and variations for this recipe! You will also find step-by-step photos.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 drinkCalories: 268 kcalCarbohydrates: 26 gProtein: 0.1 gFat: 5 gSaturated Fat: 4 gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02 gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01 gSodium: 16 mgPotassium: 22 mgFiber: 1 gSugar: 24 gVitamin A: 7 IUVitamin C: 4 mgCalcium: 2 mgIron: 0.04 mg
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