Coconut Margarita


Coconut water brings just enough sweetness to this frozen coconut margarita to add flavor to the drink without making it too sweet. The lime juice and Coco López give this drink a tropical flavor, while the tequila and triple sec make it taste like a solid margarita.

Coconut Margarita
Photo: Victor Protasio
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 cup coconut water (such as Vita Coco)

  • ¼ cup tequila

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice (from 2 medium limes)

  • 3 tablespoons triple sec

  • 3 tablespoons sweetened cream of coconut (such as Coco López)

  • 2 cups ice cubes

  • Pinch of kosher salt

  • Lime wedges for garnish


  1. Pour coconut water into a small, shallow plastic container or ice-cube tray and freeze until solid, 4 to 5 hours.

  2. Place the frozen coconut water in a blender; add tequila, lime juice, triple sec, cream of coconut, ice and salt. Process until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour into 2 frozen rocks glasses and garnish with lime wedges, if desired.

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