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White Christmas Margarita: a delicious Christmas version of a classic cocktail 

Total time: 10 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 2 people
By Cookist
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Ingredients
Tequila
1/2 cup
white cranberry juice
1/2 cup
Lime juice
1/4 cup
cointreau
1/4 cup
Agave nectar
2 or more tbsp
coconut cream
2 tbsp
finely ground coconut flakes, coarse salt, lime slices to garnish

With its tasty coconut and lime flavor, the White Christmas Margarita brings a little tropical cheer to your winter festivities. This irresistible cocktail has a creamy texture and can be served on the rocks or blended with ice to make a fantastic frozen cocktail.

It's as easy to make as a regular Margarita, so even novice home bartenders will be able to mix up a White Christmas Margarita without any fuss. This delicious cocktail serves two people, but it's super easy to batch if you want to serve it to a larger group.

White Christmas Margarita Ingredients

This Christmassy Margarita sees the addition of coconut cream, coconut rum, and white cranberry juice to the basic tequila, triple sec, and lime juice found in regular Margaritas.

White cranberry juice gives this tasty cocktail a wintery flavor, while coconut cream and coconut rum give this drink its eponymous White Christmas look.

Use silver or blanco tequila to make your White Christmas Margarita – it has the best flavor for making cocktails.

How to Make a White Christmas Margarita

Ready to make one of the tastiest winter cocktails you'll ever try? Great! Start by combining the coconut flakes and salt in a small shallow bowl. Pour all the cocktail ingredients into a large cocktail shaker and shake well. Take your two glasses and run a lime wedge around the rim to wet it.

Dip the glasses in the coconut salt, making sure to press firmly, but not too firmly, so it sticks. Put ice in the glasses, then pour the cocktail into each glass. Add a wedge of lime as a garnish, and enjoy!

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Tips for the Best White Christmas Margarita

For a less potent cocktail, leave out the coconut rum.

If you don't have agave nectar, simple syrup, honey, or superfine sugar will work.

If you don't have Cointreau, other types of triple sec or Grand Marnier orange liqueur will work as substitutes.

Use silver or blanco tequila to make your margaritas.

Can You Store White Christmas Margaritas?

You can make your White Christmas Margaritas ahead of time. Store the cocktail in a lidded container and pour it over ice when you're ready to serve it. Make it up to one day in advance.

Instructions

Mix coconut flakes and salt in a small shallow bowl.

Pour all the ingredients into a large cocktail shaker and shake well.

Run a lime wedge around the edge of each of the glasses. Dip the glasses in the coconut salt.

Place ice in glasses. Pour the cocktail between the two glasses.

Garnish with lime and serve.

Notes

Use freshly squeezed lime juice. This will give you the best flavor.

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