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If you want to whip up an Easter margarita, consider this festive coconut cottontail tequila margarita. It’s creamy and sweet with the tang of fresh lime. This silver tequila and cream of coconut cocktail makes the perfect Easter mixed drink or Easter brunch cocktail.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a coconut cottontail tequila margarita, which is a great Easter brunch cocktail or Easter mixed drink.

Bursting with the tropical combination of lime and coconut, this Easter brunch cocktail is sure to be a hit. Not only is a cottontail cocktail great for Easter but for any occasion such as a baby shower or Valentine’s Day.

Other delicious treats for Easter include Easter sugar cookies, Easter mini egg nest cupcakes and Italian Easter meat pie.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a coconut cottontail tequila margarita, which is a great Easter brunch cocktail or Easter mixed drink.

Coconut Tequila Cocktail Ingredients

Let’s take a look at what goes into this coconut cottontail tequila margarita. The coconut rim includes cream of coconut as well as shredded coconut. The Easter mixed drink itself calls for coconut water or regular water, lime juice, silver tequila and cream of coconut.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a coconut cottontail tequila margarita, which is a great Easter brunch cocktail or Easter mixed drink.

Don’t confuse coconut cream for cream of coconut because they aren’t the same thing. Cream of coconut is basically a sweet coconut syrup and isn’t the same as coconut cream or coconut milk. You should be able to find it with the cocktail mixers at the store else you can order cream of coconut online.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a coconut cottontail tequila margarita, which is a great Easter brunch cocktail or Easter mixed drink.

I like to use silver tequila in coconut cottontail tequila margarita but if there’s another kind you prefer you can definitely use that instead. Silver tequila is clear like gin or vodka. It’s freshly distilled rather than aged like reposado. This makes it a great choice for your Easter margarita since it’s perfect for mixing with other cocktail ingredients.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a coconut cottontail tequila margarita, which is a great Easter brunch cocktail or Easter mixed drink.

How to Make an Easter Brunch Cocktail

First of all you can rim the glasses. Dip the outside rim of each glass in cream of coconut and then press it in the coconut shreds. Now add ice to a cocktail shaker before adding the coconut water, lime juice, silver tequila and cream of coconut. Shake well then strain into crushed ice-filled glasses.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a coconut cottontail tequila margarita, which is a great Easter brunch cocktail or Easter mixed drink.

You can then garnish each glass with a Raffaello coconut truffle or similar.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a coconut cottontail tequila margarita, which is a great Easter brunch cocktail or Easter mixed drink.

Easter Brunch Cocktail: Tips for Success

This coconut cottontail tequila margarita isn’t hard to make but it’s still worth knowing some tips. First of all, use the best ingredients for the best flavour. Although a young tequila, or silver tequila, might not be the best option to drink as a shooter, it’s perfect for this recipe where a lot of the flavour is disguised by the other ingredients.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a coconut cottontail tequila margarita, which is a great Easter brunch cocktail or Easter mixed drink.

As for the coconut, I like to use sweetened shredded coconut on the rims but you can use unsweetened if you want.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a coconut cottontail tequila margarita made with silver tequila and cream of coconut. You will love this cottontail cocktail!

I find a Raffaello coconut truffle to be a great garnish because it echoes the coconut flavour in the cocktail and these truffles are also delicious!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a coconut cottontail tequila margarita made with silver tequila and cream of coconut. You will love this cottontail cocktail!

If you can’t find them you can easily make your own. Mix a cup of unsweetened shredded coconut with ½ cup condensed milk. Roll this mixture into balls, pressing a coconut into the center of each one. Finally roll them in more shredded coconut and refrigerate until required.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a coconut cottontail tequila margarita made with silver tequila and cream of coconut. You will love this cottontail cocktail!
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a coconut cottontail tequila margarita made with silver tequila and cream of coconut. You will love this cottontail cocktail!

Easter Brunch Cocktail FAQs

Can you make the coconut cottontail tequila margarita ahead?

If you like, you can absolutely make this cottontail cocktail ahead. As long as you don’t include the ice, it will keep for a couple of days in a sealed container. Make sure you shake the Easter brunch cocktail well before serving since the different ingredients will separate over time.

You won’t have to shake it over ice since it will have been refrigerated but you can if you want it extra-cold.

Can you make this alcohol free?

Leave the tequila out of the Easter margarita and it still makes a delicious drink. If you aren’t a tequila fan or you don’t have any you can use vodka or gin in its place. Of course that wouldn’t result in a margarita but it would definitely make a tasty Easter mixed drink.

What kind of glass is best to use?

Use a margarita glass, a cocktail glass or a lowball glass to serve this Easter brunch cocktail.

Do you have to use fresh lime juice in a cottontail cocktail?

Since lime juice is such an important component in margaritas I like to use fresh lime juice but if you only have bottled then it really shouldn’t make much difference, so you can just use what you have.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a coconut cottontail tequila margarita made with silver tequila and cream of coconut. You will love this cottontail cocktail!

Making spring-themed cocktails is a great Easter activity for adults!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a coconut cottontail tequila margarita made with silver tequila and cream of coconut. You will love this cottontail cocktail!

Coconut Cottontail Tequila Margarita Recipe

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Coconut Cottontail Tequila Margarita

By: Bella Bucchiotti
If you want to whip up an Easter margarita, consider this festive coconut cottontail tequila margarita. It’s creamy and sweet with the tang of fresh lime. This silver tequila and cream of coconut cocktail makes the perfect Easter mixed drink or Easter brunch cocktail.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

Coconut Rim:

Coconut Cottontail Margarita:

  • ice
  • 2 Ounces tequila, silver such as Olmeca Altos Platos Tequila
  • 3 Tablespoon cream of coconut , such as Coco Reàl Cream of Coconut
  • 1 Ounce coconut water
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons lime juice, freshly-squeezed
  • coconut truffle, Raffaello coconut truffle, for garnish

Instructions 

For the Coconut Rim:

  • Add cream of coconut to small, shallow plate. Dip rim of glass into cream to coat. Immediately dip into shredded coconut until completely covered.

For the Coconut Cottontail Margarita:

  • Fill a cocktail shaker about halfway with ice. Add tequila, cream of coconut, coconut water, and lime juice. Shake to combine until the shaker feels ice-cold (10 to 20 seconds).
  • Fill glass with crushed ice. Pour shaken margarita over ice. To garnish with a Raffaello coconut truffle, cut a small slit into its bottom using a serrated knife and light pressure. Slip cut area of truffle over the rim of the glass to secure.

Notes

If you’re preparing this cocktail ahead of time, mix cocktail ingredients (except for ice) in a sealable jar. You can, then, store the jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Be sure to shake before serving.  

Nutrition

Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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You will love this delicious coconut cottontail tequila margarita with silver tequila and cream of coconut. It’s sweet and creamy and tangy from the fresh lime juice. This is a wonderful take on the classic margarita and everyone will want a second glass.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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