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.
This looks so good!!! Is it canned or coconut milk from a jug?
I used the canned low fat one from Trader Joes