It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for cocktails!
The holiday season and cocktails go hand in hand- Hot Buttered Rum, Eggnog, Irish Coffee and…. Margaritas.
Record needle skip…
I know, I know. Margaritas aren’t the first cocktail that comes to mind when you think of Christmas. I get that. But here on the West Coast, margaritas are a year-round beverage and I have a recipe that will have your Margarita looking like a Winter Wonderland, perfectly-suited for Santa.
I first tried a version of this White Christmas Margarita at a Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles and marveled at how frothy it was. I asked them for the 411 on the secret ingredient and I was shocked when they told me it was Coconut Milk!
I played around with it a little at home, did some taste testing and came up with this recipe.
I can’t wait for you all to try it. Totally easy to make, it tastes delicious and it’s the color of snow!
The Coconut Milk lends a smooth silkiness and ultra frothy texture that lets the cocktail sit firmly in “Holiday Drink” territory but retain the flavor of a traditional margarita.
My White Christmas Margarita is made with only 4 simple ingredients (Agalima Organic Margarita Mix, Tequila, Coconut Milk and Ice) it’s super easy to make and comes together in just a few minutes.
Similar to my Black Friday Bloody Mary recipe, I began with a mix from Agalima.
Agalima’s Organic Margarita Mix is made from single-pressed limes and Jalisco blue agave nectar. Crafting your cocktail with this will save you so much time plus it’s extra delicious!
What You Will Need:
- 4 Oz Agalima Organic Margarita Mix
- 2 oz of your favorite Blanco Tequila
- 4 Oz Unsweetened Coconut Milk
Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Now for the fun part!
You can go wild with the garnishes. One of my favorite things about winter is the abundance of cranberries, so I used a cranberry with a sprig of Rosemary to give the garish that “Christmas-y feel” and classic red/green/white color combo (this purely there for the aesthetic not a flavor addition). I then rimmed the glass in salt and sprinkled some shaved coconut on top to create a frosted snow vibe. If you want to sweeten the drink a bit you could rim the glass in cocktail sugar instead of salt.
This festive libation feels like a fun winter wonderland and I can’t help but have a huge smile on my face when I’m holding one- but of course that could also be the tequila!
This post was created in partnership with Agalima. All thoughts and opinions are my own.