The Best Ever Coconut Margarita With Ginger

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This amazing margarita recipe is by Stacy of Wicked Good Kitchen. Though it’s a bit complicated, the combination of ginger, coconut, and tart limes, paired with a subtle spicy undertone will knock your socks off. Your Cinco de Mayo just got a whole lot more awesome. Cheers!

Recipe card updated 3/24/22.

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Happy Friday, friends! Today’s edition of Cocktail O’ Clock comes from my sweet friend (and fellow ginger) Stacy Bryce. Stacy and I got to know each other over the last year primarily on Twitter–can you believe that? She reached out as she was preparing to launch her new blog. Though we both attended Nourished Food Blogger Conference, we have never actually met in person, which seems unbelievable because Stacy is so friendly, personable and hilarious–I feel like I’ve known her for years.

Stacy’s blog is amazing.  Though she’s not 100% gluten-free, she does have tons of gluten-free recipes and, happily, she shares my love for a good cocktail. Her posts are filled to the brim with stories, tutorials, beautiful photographs, and recipes…sometimes several within the same post. I imagine her to be a veritable whirlwind of  energy as she whips ups her delectable concoctions for her big lug (her nickname for her hubby). Stacy is…verbose.  Ok, girl is a talker. Her blogging style is chatty, witty and fun. When you read her posts, it’s almost as if you can imagine her sitting at your kitchen table telling you all about, well everything.

Coconut Ginger Lime Margarita

From Stacy…

This is no ordinary ‘Lime in the Coconut’ Margarita made with everyday simple syrup, my friends. No siree. This unique Coconut Ginger Lime Margarita calls for an infused simple syrup that is extraordinarily good because it starts with coconut water. Then it is sweetened naturally with agave nectar and infused with fresh ginger and whole black peppercorns to kick up the ginger flavor profile with a hint of smokiness.

 Ginger goes with coconut. And, ginger goes with lime. And, since lime and coconut have such a natural affinity for each other, I knew this threesome would make a major splash for a new twist on the beloved Margarita.

 The first incarnation of this Margarita was inspired by Martha Stewart’s Ginger Margarita and other Coconut Margaritas (found online) to create a memorable cocktail last spring. Memorable because last spring The Big Lug and I were celebrating the fact that I was starting my food blog, Wicked Good Kitchen, following my attendance of the first Nourished Food Blogger Conference, in Chicago. In fact, I wanted to share my recipe with everyone last year for Cinco de Mayo, but, alas, I did not yet have a blog.

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However, it was Jennie of The Messy Baker, and her recipe for Lime in the Coconut Margarita (in a guest post at Juanita’s Cocina), who inspired me back in February, when Ali first asked me to contribute a cocktail recipe, to kick up the coconut by using a coconut tequila—that is, 1800® Coconut Tequila as featured in her recipe. Besides the outstanding flavor of this special tequila, I appreciated the fact that 1800® Coconut Tequila is naturally flavored. No artificial anything. It was kismet. Also, this post would be incomplete without mention of the bottle design. The design is wicked and looks like a bottle of tequila that Captain Jack Sparrow would drink in modern day.

But, wait. That’s not all!

 Being such a fan of ginger, ginger ale and everything gingerbread, I wanted this Kicked-Up Coconut-Ginger Simple Syrup “brew” to rock my ginger-loving world—especially since this Margarita is being featured at my gal pal’s blog just in the nick of time for Cinco de Mayo. So, I started thinking of just why I was smitten with my favorite gingerbread recipes. Yes! I had it…on a lock.

My favorite recipes for gingerbread call for freshly ground whole black peppercorns in addition to the traditional spices such as ground cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves and nutmeg. Now you know where my thought process went, right? Straight to my beloved tiny whole black peppercorns for a special kicked up version of my Coconut Ginger Lime Margarita! Yes, the same whole black peppercorns I use every Thanksgiving holiday in savory applications to make yet other special “brews” such as my Apple Cider Citrus Turkey Brine with Herbs & Spices and Golden Tangerine Turkey Giblet Stock.

What really confirmed I was on track with this new flavor profile or twist, specifically with regard to adding black pepper to this Margarita cocktail, is how incredibly irresistible Margaritas are when the rim of the glass is garnished with sea salt enhanced with a whisper of ground chili peppers, such as smoky chipotle chili peppers (as is the case with the Margarita Salt by SaltTraders.com), for a little heat. Swoon! Oh, and to keep this Margarita tropical, as well as remind us of our fabulous two-week Hawaiian honeymoon? The Big Lug and I selected a Hawaiian pink (or red) sea salt, (Alaea Red Hawaiian Sea Salt available at Cost Plus World Market), for this distinctive cocktail, our Coconut Ginger Lime Margarita. Bliss.

A few weeks back, author Ann Mah made the correlation of her Cocktail O’Clock featured cocktail, The Calcutter (named by her hubby), with marriage due to a “little heat” by stating, “…with a persistent, pleasant under note of heat. Kind of like marriage itself?”

 Ironically, I must concur with Ann when it comes to Wicked Good Kitchen’s unique Coconut Ginger Lime Margarita. Let’s ponder this. Why does this cocktail correlate with marriage from my perspective? Well, for starters, the impetus to create it was to celebrate something special with my love—that is, a new direction in life. And, we both wanted to go with the pink Hawaiian sea salt to fondly recall our honeymoon. Okay, so love was involved. Let’s see, what else? This Coconut Ginger Lime Margarita seems to offer everything a good marriage with a firm foundation of commitment and everlasting friendship would in the following descriptive terms:

Special, smooth, sweet, sour, salty, spicy and smoldering (read: a “little heat” with some smokiness)? Um, yes. Unequivocally. Oh, and about the undying romantic love aspect? Yes, this definitely correlates to our Margarita cocktail. Because, my friends, you will fall in love with this cocktail. Truly. Madly. Deeply.

 Male or female, without a doubt, this Coconut Ginger Lime Margarita cocktail shall have you wanting to don your coconut bra.

 Cheers!

 And… Happy Cinco de Mayo, friends!

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 ~Stacy

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{Photo Credits: Stacy of Wicked Good Kitchen}

See what I mean? Delicious.

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Coconut Ginger Lime Margarita

Coconut Ginger Lime Margarita

Stacy Bryce
This amazing margarita recipe is by Stacy of Wicked Good Kitchen. Though it’s a bit complicated, the combination of ginger, coconut, and tart limes, paired with a subtle spicy undertone will knock your socks off. Your cinco de Mayo just got a whole lot more awesome. Cheers!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 cocktails

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker with strainer
  • Cocktail glasses
  • Cocktail picks
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Mini cube ice cube trays, for mini ice cubes, optional
  • Rimmed shallow plates for rim garnish, optional

Ingredients
  

FOR THE KICKED-UP COCONUT-GINGER SIMPLE SYRUP:

HOMEMADE SWEET & SOUR MIX (BY THE HALF PITCHER):

FOR OPTIONAL COCKTAIL PICK GARNISH:

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the Kicked-Up Coconut-Ginger Simple Syrup: Combine coconut water, agave nectar, ginger and peppercorns in a medium saucepan over medium heat-high. Bring to a simmer, stirring until well combined (or until the sugar dissolves, if using sugar). Reduce heat to medium and continue simmering until the syrup smells very gingery and thickens slightly, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve. Cool completely. Transfer to a bottle and cap it closed. Refrigerate until ready to use; keeps up to 1 month refrigerated.
  • Prepare the Homemade Sweet & Sour Mix by the Half Pitcher: In a small pitcher, combine together simple syrup with citrus juices; stir until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Prepare the Rim Garnish: Place salt into a rimmed shallow plate. Moisten cocktail glass rims by rubbing sliced limes around rim. Immediately, dip rim of glass into plate to coat with salt.
  • Prepare the Cocktail Pick Garnish: Spear 3 pieces of fruit onto cocktail picks; one each of the orange, lemon and lime wedges. Place over cocktail glass rims just before serving.
  • Prepare the Cocktail: After rimming cocktail glasses, fill generously with mini ice cubes taking care not to disturb salted rim. To cocktail shaker, add ice and remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously, about 20 seconds. Strain into prepared cocktail glasses. Place cocktail garnish on top and serve.
Keyword Summer Margarita
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  1. Thank you for having me, Ali! It has been a blast working with you. So happy you are pleased with my Cocktail O’Clock contribution. You have conceived a fabulous series, here at A Girl Defloured, and I see Cocktail O’Clock as something fun and ongoing. (Read: I hope you don’t end it anytime soon!) I greatly appreciate all of your kinds words, my friend. You say the sweetest things! Happy Cinco de Mayo! xx

    1. Thanks again for creating such a beautiful cocktail, Stacy! Happy Cinco de Mayo to you…and cheers! :)))

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