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cherry margarita lined with shredded coconut
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Coconut Cherry Margaritas

This creamy Coconut Cherry Margarita is pretty in pink! Made with tequila, coconut milk, and a custom cherry simple syrup, the fresh and fruity flavors are totally irresistible.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: cherry coconut margarita, cherry margarita, coconut cherry margarita
Servings: 2
Calories: 424kcal
Author: Erin

Ingredients

for the cherry simple syrup:

  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

for the drinks:

  • 3 oz. cherry simple syrup
  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 2 oz. cointreau
  • 2 oz. lime juice
  • cup coconut milk canned
  • cup shredded coconut toasted; optional, for garnish

Instructions

for the simple syrup:

  • Add cherries, sugar and water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes, using a wooden spoon to break down the cherries. Remove from the heat and pour through a fine mesh strainer; allow the syrup to cool before using it. NOTE: if you want more than 2 drinks, I recommend doubling the simple syrup!

for the margaritas:

  • While you're waiting for the simple syrup to cool, toast the coconut (this step is optional). Add coconut to a small skillet and heat over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until it's lightly toasted. Immediately remove from the skillet and pour onto a small plate.
  • Run a lime wedge over the rims of two glasses, then dip them into the toasted coconut and line the rim. Fill both glasses with ice.
  • Next, make the drinks: add the simple syrup, tequila, cointreau, lime juice, and coconut milk to a cocktail shaker and gently shake (the shaker will be fairly full), then pour into the prepared glasses. Enjoy!

Notes

*Calories are per serving and are an estimation
*Feel free to add more of less alcohol depending on your personal preference!
*I prefer using frozen cherries simply because it's easier than having to pit fresh cherries, but you CAN use fresh cherries

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 3mg