My coconut-themed week is coming to an end, but not without a coconut mint margarita cocktail recipe to finish things off on a happy note! If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know I rarely drink tequila. In fact, I haven’t made a tequila recipe since August 2017 when I tried a recipe for Roasted Blueberry Basil Margaritas, but this recipe sounded way too good not to try. So it’s off to the liquor store to pick up a bottle of tequila, along with a trip to the grocery store for the rest of the ingredients. Let’s hope I still have those margarita glasses in the cabinet above the refrigerator! You know the one we all have but only go into once a year or less.
Everything I needed for this coconut mint margarita cocktail was easy to find. Yes, the tequila was about $40, but it’s the good stuff. And it’s not like this recipe uses anywhere near the whole bottle, so I have plenty leftover.
I couldn’t find coconut sorbet, but I was able to find coconut gelato. And the container was 16 ounces, exactly the amount this recipe calls for. Not that I would have been in any way upset or inconvenienced if I had some leftover, but I love the fact that I didn’t have to measure.
Now this recipe did take me a little longer than the average cocktail, but there is a little more to it than just measuring the ingredients. The recipe is divided into 3 sections that are easy to follow, and I had my margarita mixed and garnished in 8 minutes. I used a generously sized margarita glass to serve, and I got just over 2 servings from this recipe.
Rimming the glass with coconut and sugar is just delicious, but I found it difficult to get the coconut to stick. I wasn’t too upset about that once I tried my first sip, though. The gelato gave the drink more than enough of a coconut taste. If it’s important to you to have the coconut stick to the glass, I would suggest chopping it into fine pieces before adding it to the mint-sugar mixture.
Finally, I used my mini-prep to mix my coconut mint margarita instead of a full-sized blender, although either would work fine. I find the smaller appliance more convenient, but that’s just a personal preference.