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December 15, 2023

White Christmas Margarita

A Jolly Holiday Cocktail

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A White Christmas Margarita drink in a glass, garnished with cranberries and a lime wedge.

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Get ready to shake up some holiday cheer with a cocktail that's as festive as it gets! Introducing the White Christmas Margarita — it's not just a drink; it's a taste of yuletide joy in a glass. This holiday cocktail blends the zing of a classic margarita with the frosty elegance of winter celebrations. With a snowy hue and a crisp, citrusy kick, this cocktail is the perfect toast to the holiday season. 

White Christmas Margarita Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 mins

  • Total time: 5 mins

  • Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz silver tequila

  • 0.5 oz canned coconut milk

  • 0.5 oz cream of coconut

  • 0.5 oz triple sec

  • 0.5 oz lime juice

  • Ice

  • For Garnish

    • Lime wedges

    • Frozen cranberries

  • For Rim

    • 2 tbsp sugar

Instructions

  1. Prepare glass. Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of the glass. 

  2. Sprinkle the sugar onto a plate, and dip the lime juice-rimmed glasses in the sugar. Twist to coat.

  3. Add ingredients to a shaker cup with a handful of ice. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.

    1. Note: scale this recipe accordingly, but only shake up to three cocktails at a time to avoid spills.

  4. Strain into a glass filled with cubed or crushed ice. 

  5. Garnish with a lime wedge and a couple of cranberries. Enjoy!

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

Prepare glass. Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of the glass. 

A hand using a lime to wet the rim of a glass ready for a Christmas margarita.
A hand using a lime to wet the rim of a glass ready for a Christmas margarita.
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Step 2

Sprinkle the sugar onto a plate, and dip the lime juice-rimmed glasses in the sugar. Twist to coat.

A hand rolling a glass in sugar to coat the rim, in a recipe for a Christmas Margarita.
A hand rolling a glass in sugar to coat the rim, in a recipe for a Christmas Margarita.
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Step 3

Add ingredients to a shaker cup with a handful of ice. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.

Note: scale this recipe accordingly, but only shake up to three cocktails at a time to avoid spills.

A hand adding ice to a shaker filled with the ingredients for a White Christmas Margarita cocktail.
A hand adding ice to a shaker filled with the ingredients for a White Christmas Margarita cocktail.
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Step 4

Strain into a glass filled with cubed or crushed ice. 

Pouring a White Christmas Margarita cocktail into a glass.
Pouring a White Christmas Margarita cocktail into a glass.
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Step 5

Garnish with a lime wedge and a couple of cranberries. Enjoy!

A White Christmas Margarita holiday cocktail in a glass, garnished with cranberries and a lime wedge.
A White Christmas Margarita holiday cocktail in a glass, garnished with cranberries and a lime wedge.
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Variations

  • For a non-alcoholic margarita, try an alcohol-free tequila and use orange juice, agave nectar or a simple syrup in place of the Triple Sec.

  • Try orange slices instead of lime wedges and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

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