I don't know what my deal is lately with tropical fruit.
I guess I'm dreaming of vacation on some tropical island,
but every time I wander through the grocery store I end up in the produce section filling up my cart.
This past weekend I walked past the Creme of Coco (very cleverly displayed, by the way) and it called to me.
Literally, the can told me to run home and whip up a decadent Coconut Margarita.
(Who am I to argue with that little blue can and I definitely can't argue with tequila...
I always agree with tequila.)
I've actually never had a coconut margarita before.
I've had my share of coconut daiquiris and pina coladas,
but never a coconut margarita.
Yes, I've heard the song
"You put the lime in the coconut",
but I've never actually done it.
I absolutely loved it.
The only thing missing from this cocktail is the paper umbrella and you would swear you were listening to the waves crash against the beach.
It's that good.
Frozen Coconut Margaritas
(makes 4 margaritas)
1 can Creme de Coco
1/4 cup coconut water
12 ounces silver tequila (I used Casa Noble--my favorite)
4 ounces Grand Marnier
8 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
(simple syrup to taste--depending on how sweet you like it)
crushed ice, 2-3 cups
lime wedges for garnish
In a large blender, combine the Creme de Coco, coconut water, tequila, Grand Marnier, and lime juice. Pulse just until blended. Taste and add simple syrup if you would like them sweeter. Next add the crushed ice and blend. Garnish with a lime wedge.
(I tried this margarita rimmed with salt, sugar,and a combination of the two, but found that I liked it best plain.)