A Southern Grace: cuckoo for coconut #margaritaweek

May 3, 2016

cuckoo for coconut #margaritaweek


If you peruse as many food blogs as I do, you undoubtedly know that Cinco de Mayo is near. It (and Mother's Day) have been the focus of oh-so-many posts for oh-so-many weeks! My fellow bloggers are always well-prepared for just about any occasion involving food.

I'm usually late to think about putting up posts for holidays, but this time I'm actually a little bit early! I was spurred on by Kate of ¡Hola! JalapeƱo, who is gathering a wide array of margarita posts to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Be sure to check out her Cinco de Mayo margarita round-up!

Tequila is pretty potent to my palate--it doesn't take much to turn my smile upside-down. However, I really like coconut rum, so I thought a margarita made with some coconut milk and coconut water would make that tequila a little more pleasant going down. I also included orgeat, an almond-flavored sugar syrup, which I only recently came to know and love. This drink isn't too strong for a light-weight like me and the level of coconut flavor is perfect.

And yes, in case you were wondering, those flowers are from my wedding! Teaser pic:


Margarita de Nuez
(printable recipe)
Serves 2
  • 3 ounces lite coconut milk
  • 3 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce orgeat
  • 8 ounces coconut water
  • Fresh lime wedges, to serve
In a shaker, combine the coconut milk, silver tequila, triple sec, orgeat, and coconut water.
Shake until combined.
Pour into cocktail glasses with ice.
Serve with a lime wedge, if desired.


Kate said...

You are a genius! Orgeat in cocktails is dreamy. Oh and CONGRATULATIONS!!! I hope you had a glorious wedding day. Thanks so much for joining in the tequila fun!

~~louise~~ said...

Oh my goodness Grace, that dress is Beau-ti-FUL!!! Of course your new hubby's suit is nice too and I LOVE that purple tie!!!

It must have been a glorious wedding Grace. Thanks for the teasers pics:)

I haven't had Tequila in years. It's way to potent for me in my "matured" years:) I may try this Margarita though because I have sworn I will have at least one to celebrate!!!

Thanks so much for sharing, Grace...

Alicia Foodycat said...

Oooh! Wedding photo! This cocktail sounds lovely - I am a big fan of a margarita anyway, but the coconut milk & water in this is very clever.

Angie's Recipes said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Grace! I want to see MORE, please. The cocktail sounds really nice.

Marcelle said...

I think I could drink at least two of those margaritas right now! :) I love the colors in that bouquet and your dress is so beautiful! And I agree with Angie...bring on more wedding pics :)

Marjie said...

Oh, I love your teaster pic! I'm not a fan of salt, so I skip Margaritas, but your picture with your wedding flowers is beautiful.

Velva said...

I always love good cocktail. I have to admit I enjoy tequila but, I love the coconut milk. I love the silky smooth texture. You are right this would cut he sharpness of the tequila.

Okay, we want to see some wedding pics!!!!! Beautiful dress.


Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

Oh, you are a tease! Wedding pics please!
I am normally not a margarita fan, but yours sounds tasty!

Katerina said...

Congratulations Grace! Your pics look great and so does your margarita!

Kate @ Framed Cooks said...

We need more pictures!!!!! Margaritas are one thing (and this one looks scrumptious) but wedding pictures are the most delicious of all!

Pam said...

You are such a TEASE!!! Please share pics with us, Grace? Pretty please? The flowers are beautiful and the dress? The dress is stunning. Looking forward to hearing and seeing all about it. Congratulations.

P.S. The coconut margarita is my kind of drink!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Oooh more wedding pics please! And I'm with you on the love of coconut!! :D

Valentina said...

Congrats!!! I can't wait to see more wedding pics ;) And this margarita sounds awesome. I'm a wimp so I usually get a strawberry or mango margarita so that the fruit cuts the alcohol, and this coconut version sounds amazing!