Here’s what I have realized in the past 12 hours: I have a ridiculous amount of margarita and taco recipes.

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Can’t even deal.

I’m like, oh, maybe I’ll make a list of some cinco de mayo recipes at the request of my invisible internet friends, which ultimately turned into my computer freezing because I had about 64 tabs open on my browser. That’s what happens when your first name is pro and your last is crastinator.


I think it was last year when I first spotted this 1800 coconut tequila – I’ve wanted it ever since. As an equal opportunity tequila lover, I knew this could NOT be bad. As a coconut freak, I was positive it would be my beverage of choice. I was right. Unfortunately, it didn’t catch my eye until after I’d made these strawberry coconut margaritas, which happened to be one of my go-to drinks. But after multiple makings over the last year I determined: they could get better. Hence this current beauty.

These margs are slightly orange-flavored with a hint of coconut water and canned coconut milk – this is one of the only instances where I will tell you that light coconut milk is better. You don’t NEED the coconut tequila but since I don’t like to lie to you… you need the coconut tequila. Just in your life, period.

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Now, what incredible things are you making this weekend?

If you need some beverage ideas, you can go with a traditional margarita (my favorite) or a various array of strawberry, peach, roasted blueberry basil, jalapeño mango, blood orange or pomegranate. I’m a total on-the-rocks girl but a quick whip in the blender with some crushed ice and these can be frozen in no time. If you want a non-alcoholic choice, try some agua fresca in whatever flavor your little heart desires.

My taco list is nothing short of embarrassing. We have crockpot cheddar beer chicken, crockpot beer carnitas, smoky sweet potato and black bean and smoky chicken with goat cheese tacos. These old school crispy shrimp tacos are one of my favorite blog recipes of all time and if you want to really trash things up, you can make buffalo chicken tacos or crispy margarita chicken tacos. These portobello and fontina queso fajitas aren’t too bad either.

I, personally, am still hooked on the crockpot short rib tacos because I want to EAT ALL THE SHORT RIBS. In the world.

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A few other random but often-made favorites are these cheesy double bean quesadillas, as well as caramelized pineapple quesadillas. We also lovelovelove BBQ chicken and buffalo chicken enchiladas, which are basically tex-mex blasphemy, but delicious tex-mex blasphemy. I sort of feel like tostadas are simply high maintenance tacos, but dig these sweet and spicy glazed chicken ones. And if you’re experiencing snow this weekend (which…omg, ew), make this tortilla soup. Or some chicken enchilada pizza. Or at least a tequila steak salad. Maybe just drink the marinade.

And if you really have no time and therefore, no plans to celebrate this fantastic holiday that calls for over eating everything fabulous, make some 20-minute turkey taco nachos.

Or some chips and salsa? Tequila shots with lime?

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Coconut Creamsicle Margaritas

Yield: makes 1 serving, is easily multiplied

Total Time: 10 minutes


2 ounces grand marnier
2 ounces orange juice
1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce coconut water
1 ounce canned light coconut milk
1 ounce simple syrup
unsweetened shredded + toasted coconut for glass rims
orange + lime slices for serving


To rim glasses, fill a plate with coconut. Rub honey or left over frosting on the rim - anything sticky that the coconut will stick too - then place on the plate to coat with coconut. Fill glass with ice.

Combine all grand marnier, orange juice, tequila, lime juice, coconut water, coconut milk and simple syrup in a shaker and shake well for 30 seconds. Pour over ice and garnish with wedges of orange and limes. Drink!

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I’m officially overwhelmed.

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120 Responses to “Coconut Creamsicle Margaritas. (and too many cinco de mayo recipes.)”

  1. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — May 3, 2013 @ 6:52 am

    Dam Jessica! You make the best drinks and your pictures are amazing! It’s 4am and I want a coconut creamsicle margarita for breakfast!! Hmmm, I bet it would make my work day better! Awesome drink and awesome recipes!!!


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    Alicia Greenrabbit — May 3, 2013 @ 6:57 am

    Forget the wine tonight, it’s Margarita’s tonight! Whewoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 3, 2013 @ 6:59 am

    Coconut Creamsicles + Margaritas…all in one. Wow. I want one. For breakfast! :)

    The #1 most popular recipe on my entire site in 2012 was an orange creamsicle smoothie. Go figure. I love anything creamsicle-related! And with coconut, I bet this is just heavenly! Have a great weekend!


  4. #
    Becky @ A Calculated Whisk — May 3, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    AAAh, I LOVE creamsicles. Have to make this.


  5. #
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — May 3, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    Screw Cinco de Mayo – I think we need an All-of-de-Mayo to fit all these amazing recipes in!! Not gonna lie, I don’t think I’d get bored of tacos every day, washed back with margaritas!


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    Rachel {studio cuisine} — May 3, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    These are INSANE. My inner 5 year old is freaking out (who is now of legal drinking age), creamsicles and tequila! Now THAT is genius.


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    Tieghan — May 3, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    Oh my gossh!
    Tthese look killer Jessica!! If I did drink (like other than the 1/4 cup of tequila I used for cooking) I would totally make these awesome tropical drinks!! I love the sound of them. Seriously, I think you are a master mixologist! HA


  8. #
    Jenny — May 3, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    I definitely searched your site yesterday for like an hour looking at mexican recipes. All of your margaritas sound amazing!! I’m definitely making jalapeno-cucumber infused ones TONIGHT.
    (and side note: no such thing as too many taco and margarita recipes, ever.)


  9. #
    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — May 3, 2013 @ 8:13 am

    I love this! I have been getting in to drink mixer this past year and this has to be the prettiest drink I have seen. I might not be in USA to celebrate CInco de mayo, but I will drink to it anyway!


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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — May 3, 2013 @ 8:25 am

    I love ALL of your margarita recipes Jessica! We made the blood orange ones recently- words can’t describe. Seriously so, so good. But now you’ve just combined my favorite ice cream novelty with my favorite drink. PLUS there’s coconut. My head is spinning. TGIF!


  11. #
    Rayna — May 3, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    Why must you tempt me every single day with your incredible recipes and photography? I guess I have to try this.. It looks spectacular!


  12. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — May 3, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    Yum, yum yum!!! Also–I can’t deal when I have more than like 10 tabs open at once. It gives me anxiety.


  13. #
    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion — May 3, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    Good Morning!


  14. #
    cindy — May 3, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    these are calling my naaaaame! I’m a sucker for creamy coconut things plus other fruits, just too dang good. ALSO, yes to margaritas on the rocks–I can’t even mess around with a frozen one, I feel like it hinders the consumption of the good stuff.


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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — May 3, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    Party, party, party! I’m a coconut fiend, quesadilla fiend, margarita fiend…Cinco de Mayo is MY DAY! Thanks for giving me so many choices for the celebratory menu. I’ll start with one of these coconut dreams. Or two.


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    SaltySweetSour — May 3, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    This is an amazing list of recipes – you can never have too many options for margaritas and tacos. Or Mexican in general. Now, the only problem is which ones to make this weekend…


  17. #
    Ashley — May 3, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    So creative + pretty!!! You are definitely the taco + marg queen! <3


  18. #
    amy @ southern sweets and eats — May 3, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    The creamsicle margaritas look absolutely scrumptious. These may be my mother’s day gift for my momma. She’s a margarita nut and creamsicles are her favorite!


  19. #
    Heidi @foodiecrush — May 3, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    You took my all time favorite frozen pop and made it into mama juice. With a Mexican flair. Kindred spirits I tell you.


  20. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — May 3, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    Ooooh girl, you done DID. IT. UP. I need this drank and some short rib tacos.


  21. #
    Heather — May 3, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    Please oh please oh please never stop making margaritas!


  22. #
    Barbara — May 3, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    Thanks for this!


  23. #
    Ashley — May 3, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    I say there’s no such thing as too many margarita or taco recipes! Please keep them coming, I can’t get enough!


  24. #
    joelle @ on a pink typewriter — May 3, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    OMG. Neeeeeeeeeeeed these creamsicles.


  25. #
    honeywhatscooking — May 3, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    yum, looks delicious. never thought of combining coconut milk with tequila. that’s crazy. love your little story.. mexican food rocks!


  26. #
    Karla | A Season On The Mountain — May 3, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    Oh, man. You’ve done it again!


  27. #
    Wendy — May 3, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    I really don’t think it is possible to have too many margarita or taco recipes! Especially, if each one is better than the next as yours are. :) I love the coconut around the rim. Pretty finishing touch!


  28. #
    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat — May 3, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

    I’m totally digging this margarita recipe! I could totally go for one of these right now! :-)


  29. #
    Mr. & Mrs. P — May 3, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

    Just lovely!!!


  30. #
    Larry — May 3, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

    You’re totally making my people proud with these Margaritas! I wanna sip on one right now and just start the weekend.


  31. #
    Jamie-Lee — May 3, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    Although I don’t drink alcohol I’m sure this would be just as lovely without it! I love making a good mocktail so I might give this one a go, Thank you!

    Jamie-Lee | Orangen’t You Lovely | Food, Diet, Health, Fitness


  32. #
    Katie — May 3, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    so pretty I can hardly stand it!! That coconut on the rims…gaaaah.


  33. #
    Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner — May 3, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    I’m making Cherry-Jalapeno Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo, but these look even more delicious! I’ll just make them later and call them ‘Summersicles.’


  34. #
    Katharine — May 3, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    This post is making my stomach GROWL. Excuse me while I go wipe the drool off my face…


  35. #
    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — May 3, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

    Ugh, this looks amazing! I want one immediately!!


  36. #
    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — May 3, 2013 @ 5:56 pm

    I made your crockpot beer carnitas last year and have made the crispy shrimp soo many times. Always a hit!


  37. #
    Michelle — May 3, 2013 @ 5:58 pm

    You say a ridiculous number of margarita and taco recipes like it’s a bad thing…Except there are no bad things about margaritas and tacos, especially when paired together.


  38. #
    Caitlin C — May 3, 2013 @ 6:09 pm

    Oh my goodness, these look FANTASTIC. i have to make them!!


  39. #
    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — May 3, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

    You can never have too many margarita or taco recipes! :) Great-looking drink, Jess!


  40. #
    JanetFCTC — May 4, 2013 @ 12:09 am

    I’m not a huge margarita person but I could totally get behind an orange creamsicle flavored one. Must.Go.Buy.Tequila.


  41. #
    Kristi — May 4, 2013 @ 7:31 am

    I simply must have this NOW! Yum!


  42. #
    Winnie — May 4, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    Oh my! These look so delicious and now I have to get Grand Marnier! I will try these for sure! I have made a good drink with oj and whipped cream vodka takes like the treat too. Thanks for sharing


  43. #
    Heather Christo — May 4, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    glorious margs and the best tasting round up ever :)


  44. #
    Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs — May 4, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    Wow- coconut and orange is such a great flavor combo. Thanks for sharing!


  45. #
    LisaG — May 4, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

    Never enough marg & mexican recipes. Yum


  46. #
    margaret — May 4, 2013 @ 6:57 pm

    Done! They are awesome!!! And, I will find many uses for that new bottle of 1800 coconut tequilla. Thanks for yet another awesome recipe. I’m ready for Cinco de Mayo.


  47. #
    Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooks — May 5, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

    Oh, what a beautiful margarita…


  48. #
    John — May 5, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

    This is definitely a great margarita for Cinco de Mayo


  49. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — May 5, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

    This margarita looks fabulous! The coconut and orange pairing is perfect :)


  50. #
    stevie — May 5, 2013 @ 6:14 pm

    OMGosh…had to bookmark twice! One for kitchen, one for drinks…haha!!!



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