Coconut cream, coconut milk, and a splash of Coconut Rum. This is what makes the White Christmas Margarita Punch a surprisingly tropical version of a festive cocktail.
The result is a rich and creamy Tequila drink that undoubtedly looks stunning.
The cranberries and the rosemary sprig are quite effective in supporting the Christmasy impression. Still, they are just the supporting act for garnish. The real star and the main ingredient of this festive Tequila cocktail is, naturally, coconut.
Tequila for the Christmas Margarita
The classic Margarita recipe and most summer variations of this cocktail call for a crisp and fresh Tequila Blanco.
For the Christmas version, however, an Añejo is a much better fit. It is milder and softer in flavor, with warm caramel and vanilla aromas.
For example, the 1800 Añejo, produced by José Cuervo or the Patrón Añejo (a little more pricey), two of the most renowned Tequila producers, are both excellent choices.
Garnish for the Christmas Margarita Punch
Due to its milky white, the cocktail itself already does look quite festive. The addition of floating cranberries and a rosemary sprig truly ignite those Christmas vibes.
Yet, while the cranberries are edible, better treat the rosemary like a non-consumable garnish and leave it aside.
To create the impression of little snowflakes, you can consider rimming your glasses with coconut flakes. Very much in the style of a proper Margarita drink. By that, you can round off the Christmas theme and elevate the visuals of the drink.
Other Christmas cocktails
Christmas is an excellent occasion to serve some extraordinary cocktails. Two of our favorites are our Christmas Spiced Rum Sour, made with a special homemade Christmas syrup, and this tasty Christmas Old Fashioned.
But there are many more beautiful festive recipes. In case you're looking for more inspiration, check out this list with other favorite Christmas cocktails.
More Tequila cocktails
The White Christmas Margarita Punch is a brilliant fit for the festive season, but I quickly want to mention some other must-try Tequila cocktails, as well. Not winter-themed, but still delicious, also during the cold season.
For instance, the Tommy's Margarita, or if you like more fruity, grapefruit-forward drinks, there are the Paloma or the Cantarito. For more drinks featuring the popular agave spirit, you can check out our overview of the best Tequila Cocktails.
- 1 Jigger
- 1.75 oz Añejo Tequila
- 1.25 oz Cointreau
- 1.25 oz Fresh lime juice
- 2 oz Canned coconut milk
- 1 oz Coconut cream
- 1 oz Mahiki Coconut Rum
- 1 oz Simple syrup
- Rosemary sprig
- coconut flakes optional
- Optionally rim a chilled glass with coconut flakes and set it aside.coconut flakes
- Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice.1.75 oz Añejo Tequila, 1.25 oz Cointreau, 1.25 oz Fresh lime juice, 2 oz Canned coconut milk, 1 oz Coconut cream, 1 oz Mahiki Coconut Rum, 1 oz Simple syrup
- Shake until the drink is well-chilled.
- Strain into a chilled glass.
- Garnish with some cranberries and a rosemary sprigCranberries, Rosemary sprig
Leave a Reply