We can't promise you'll get a white Christmas this year, but we can promise that you'll love this white Christmas margarita. While mulled wine and boozy hot chocolate may be your cozy go-to cocktails, this creamy white Christmas margarita should be at the top of your must-make list. Bring the Christmas in July vibes with this playful 'rita recipe that doesn't skimp on the good stuff.
How to Make a White Christmas Margarita
Coconut and allspice are the surprisingly tasty combo that gives this white Christmas margarita its seasonal flair. And this year, eggnog's going to take a backseat to this creamy concoction.
- In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, coconut milk, allspice dram, lime juice, cream of coconut, and orange liqueur.
- Shake to chill.
- Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
- Garnish with a pineapple wedge.
Turn this cocktail into a frozen margarita by adding 1 cup of ice and blending. Freeze your coconut milk in ice trays if you're worried about diluting your 'rita.
6 Variations and Substitutions to Try
The white Christmas margarita's specific recipe can vary from season to season and person to person, meaning you get to play around until you find the perfect combo for your tastes.
- If you're a coconut lover, increase the flavor with some coconut tequila.
- Try swapping tequila for mezcal to get a smokier flavor.
- Instead of lime juice, use lemon or orange.
- Include a splash of caramel syrup or liqueur instead of orange liqueur.
- Don't have orange liqueur on hand? Skip it and use extra allspice dram.
- Add some cinnamon simple syrup or bitters to create a more complex flavor profile.
Garnishes That'll Wrap Things Up
While the spirits are undoubtedly an important part of any cocktail, garnishes are just as significant. Put your final touches on this wintry drink with these exciting garnishes.
- Add coconut flakes to the rim, using honey or a lime wedge to help it stick.
- Instead of a pineapple wedge, consider adding a lime wedge or orange wheel.
- Try out a dehydrated orange or lime wheel for an unexpected look.
- A lime peel or twist with a few whole cranberries on top adds a pop of Christmas color.
- Add some fresh orange zest to get a hint of citrus without overpowering the main flavors.
We're Dreaming of a Tequila Christmas
Whether you want to enjoy this white Christmas margarita on a snowy day or celebrate Christmas in July, this cocktail is a year-round sipper. No matter how you plan to spend your holidays this year, a white Christmas margarita is bound to be in regular rotation.