Gimme Some Oven

Coconut Margarita

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Coconut Margarita | #drink #cocktail

Oh my goodness…I actually did it.

You know, that token thing I added to my 31 Things life list (remember me talking about this last week?) to make me sound all adventurous and fearless…even though the adult in me was pretty certain that it could end with a not-so-classy digestive “upset” or, eh, you know, sudden death.

That thing that requires my impatient self to spend hours waiting in lines upon lines upon lines.

That thing that I hadn’t done in at least a decade, probably more.

Yet that the 14-yr-old in me still “like, totally” wanted to do.

I . . .

roller coaster 2

. . . rode a roller coaster!!!

And not just any ol’ roller coaster, I rode that one. And lived to tell about it. (Whew.)

Roller Coaster Collage

Ever since making my 31 Things life list of things to do for my 31st year of life, and being re-inspired by ZICO to get busy tackling everything, I have been trying to round up a group of friends to go to Worlds Of Fun, our local amusement park. I used to make the 3-hour drive to go there on field trips in middle school and high school, and remember it highly living up to its name, especially when it came to roller coasters. But strangely, after actually living in Kansas City for nearly a decade, I had never been back to this epic landmark of my childhood.

This needed to be remedied.

But scheduling conflicts kept getting in the way of trying to round up a group. And with the park closing soon for the winter and cold weather coming our way, I realized this past week that my window to go was drawing to a quick close. So when the weather was absolutely gorgeous this past Sunday, and some rock climbing plans with another group of friends was postponed, I randomly texted my good friend Kathryne (of the lovely blog Cookie + Kate) and asked if she might want to super spontaneously go ride roller coasters for a few hours.

She initially replied with a polite decline that roller coasters scared her to death. But then she reconsidered. And after literally researching statistics Worlds Of Fun (one reason why I love this friend) and confirming that she believed she “wasn’t going to die” on any of the roller coasters there, she texted back and agreed to go. So for the first time in over a decade, we both headed to an amusement park.

I tend to be a “rip off the band-aid” kind of person when it comes to doing things in life that freak me out. So I was ready to just head straight for the tallest roller coaster. But Kathryne wanted a bit of a warm-up. So we took a lovely ferris wheel ride to begin, relaxing in the perfectly cool breezes and warm September sun while overlooking Kansas City.

And then 5 minutes later…

roller coaster

…I convinced her to do this. (Yes, the harnesses meant that loops were even included.)

And we screamed like little girls the whole way. :)

It was so much fun!!! Granted, absolutely as terrifying as expected. But still, so fun.

roller coaster 7

I should note that one of the perks of going to an amusement park on a Sunday evening in September was that there were literally zero lines. So once we made the decision to go on the roller coaster, we literally just walked right up and took off, so there was no time to get cold feet and turn around. So because of that, we faced our little fears and kept going on more rides until the park closed at 7pm.

And then agreed that we’re both ok at least waiting another 10 years for our next roller coaster.

Mission = accomplished.

And then we went out for margaritas afterwards to toast ourselves.

Coconut Margarita | #drink #cocktail

Part of the reason I had my 31 Things list fresh in my mind was because of the Crack Life Open campaign with ZICO Premium Coconut Water that I’ve been following and taken part in that’s all about crossing off items on your life list.

Seriously, I’ve been kind of obsessed lately with following the #CrackLifeOpen hashtag. So many people are doing so many cool things in life!!! Some of them are based around healthy eating. Some of them are based around exercise. But many of them are based around people tackling their fears. So, of course, it only seemed right to be the first 31-year-old roller coaster rider on there. :)

And to celebrate, I made a coconut water cocktail to share on the blog today.

Coconut margaritas!

Coconut Margarita | #drink #cocktail

A margarita seemed like a no-brainer for me when faced with the challenge of coming up with a cocktail to make with healthy ZICO Coconut Water. You put dee lime in dee coconut (water) and drink it all up…right?

Coconut Margarita | #drink #cocktail

Well with this margarita, I actually stirred together some coconut water and coconut milk and “froze it all up” into ice cubes, in order to make frozen coconut margaritas.

Coconut Margarita | #drink #cocktail

Then once they were ready to go, I then added the tequila and lime juice and some simple syrup to a blender, along with the coconut ice cubes, and blended it all to frozen perfection.

Coconut Margarita | #drink #cocktail

And then drank it up with some friends, who all agreed that it was a really refreshing take on this classic drink. So if you love margaritas, I highly recommend you giving it a try. And hey, why not give an item on your Life List a try too?

If you do tackle a new item on your Life List, be sure to snap some photos and share them @ZICOCoconut on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and hashtag #CrackLifeOpen and you may be in for a special treat. And if you give this margarita a try, hashtag #gimmesomeoven so that I can cheers you from here.

Alright, go get busy cracking life open!

Coconut Margarita | #drink #cocktail


clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Coconut Margarita

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star No reviews
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


This frozen coconut margarita recipe is refreshing, sweet, and perfectly lime-and-coconut-y.



Optional Rim Garnish:

  • lime wedges
  • sweetened shredded coconut
  • coarse rim salt

Coconut Margarita Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/3 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 12 tablespoons simple syrup**, if needed
  • coconut ice cubes, see above


To Make The Coconut Ice Cubes:

  1. Whisk together the coconut water and cream of coconut in a mixing bowl until combined. Pour the mixture into ice cube trays, then freeze for at least 12 hours, or until frozen. (Cream of coconut does not always freeze completely, so if yours are not 100% solid, that’s ok.) Keep frozen until ready to use.
  2. !To Rim The Glasses:
  3. Run a lime wedge around the top of each glass until it the top 1/4-inch or so is moistened. Dip the glass in a bowl that has been filled with either shredded coconut and/or coarse rim salt. Chill the glasses in the freezer for at least 5 minutes before filling with the margarita mixture.
  4. If your coconut is not sticking, you may need to pulse it a few times in a food processor until it is the consistency of coarse salt.
  5. !To Make The Coconut Margaritas:
  6. Add all ingredients (including the coconut ice cubes) to a blender and pulse until combined. Taste the mixture, and add simple syrup to sweeten if needed. You can also add extra ice cubes (either regular, or more coconut ice cubes) to thicken the consistency, if needed
  7. Pour into prepared glasses and serve immediately, garnished with an extra lime wedge on top if desired.


**To make a batch of simple syrup, bring stir together 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil until the sugar is dissolved.  I recommend chilling your simple syrup in the refrigerator before adding to this recipe, so that it is cool.

Coconut Margarita | #drink #cocktail

This post has been sponsored by ZICO Pure Coconut Water. I am partnering with them to create some delicious coconut water recipes, and all opinions are my own as always. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make this site possible.

Share this Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

112 comments on “Coconut Margarita”

  1. Oh my word Ali! This is so awesome! Congratulations! Looks like you had loads of fun.
    I’m so inspired to do something similar, hope I can get a friend to join me. (By something similar I mean something much less scary.)

  2. Gorgeous as always! Loooooved your roller coaster pics on Instagram, you girls are the cutest!! xo

  3. I still have yet to go on that roller coaster at WOF! Ha…looks like I need to add it my list before I turn 30! Oh thanks for the inspiration Ali! And this margarita? How can I say no when its two of my favorite flavors in one? Not gonna happen.

  4. WOO HOOO for the roller-coaster, you sure choose a huge one to overcome your fear — way to go!! :)

    And this margarita … YUM!

  5. YOU DID IT!!! (fist pump emoticon) Man..I LOVE roller coasters but haven’t been on one in ages. You are inspiring me!! Also, why have I never had a coconut margarita? Cheers to cracking life open, friend!

  6. Ahhh so fun! I haven’t been to Worlds of Fun in so so long but this makes me want to go!! So glad you did it!

  7. YES to coconut margaritas…NO to roller coasters!

  8. This Coconut Margarita sounds awesome and so does conquering your roller coaster fear. It certainly looks like you had fun. I love the idea of a Coconut Margarita and can’t wait to give it a try.

  9. Love that you made this margarita using Zico’s coconut water.

  10. I can only imagine all the fun you girls had. Love that you crossed this off your list (and not me!). And this margarita…YUM.

  11. Love seeing these two smiling faces! These coconut margs are the perfect way to celebrate your accomplishment!

  12. Oh my word! As if I needed another reason to love margaritas…. I can’t wait to try this out!

  13. I will immediately be making this on Sunday after a weekend of working long hours. One can drink a coconut margarita while watching Sunday football right?

    Thanks for sharing!

    xo Rachel

  14. These look absolutely amazing!

  15. oh man, I have been dying to go on a roller coaster! Ryan isn’t a fan so I haven’t been in years–you’ve inspired me to figure out a time to go with a friend :)

    And I too will celebrate with margs!

  16. Yay for doing hard and scary things!! Can’t wait to see both of you girls on October and her the tale in person!

  17. Oh my gosh – so much coconut -I LOVE IT!!

  18. There is NO way I would get on that roller coaster. BUT I can’t wait to try the margarita. I love coconut and margaritas. Sounds like a match to me.

  19. Oh my! That looks slurpilicious! Pinned to our coconut board.
    Have a great day!

  20. This looks like the best way to hold onto summer! And considering my 21st birthday is on Tuesday…this just may be the best way to celebrate! :)

  21. I rode the mamba once when it first opened and haven’t been on it since! I was terrified! Way to go girl!

  22. I can roll with this. I’m a piña colada addict, but I can see tequila being a pal of my beloved coconut drank!

    I love coasters!!! I’m so glad you had fun! That one looks pretty intense!

  23. Riding a roller coaster is on my 40-by-40 list! Still trying to get the courage. :) Love the #CrackLifeOpen idea – will check it out.

  24. I’m so jealous you guys got to coaster together, and I can totally see Kate researching the stats. Ha! Your margaritas, oh my word! I LOVE coconut. This is one marg I’d be thrilled to throw down. What a cool way to use coconut water, it’s so much more than just a sipper.

  25. Oh wow. Those look delicious! So cool and fresh. And the coconut water keeps me hydrated, right? So I can have another? :)

  26. Way to go!!! I haven’t been on a roller coaster since I was 8, and I plan to keep it that way! I’ll be the parent who takes pictures from the ground :-) Such a unique idea for coconut water! Delicious!

  27. Ahh!! So much fun!

    And coconut margs?!? Crazy awesome!

  28. That looks so good! Perfect for a girls night :)

  29. Ha, I’m terrified of roller coasters too (it’s not natural!) so I’m super impressed that you guys tackled your fears head on.

  30. Obviously you didn’t inherit the “white knuckle” gene from your mother. I must have done something right. …Co Co Nut Cheers!

  31. I’m not much of a margarita drinker, but this sounds absolutely wonderful. A well-deserved treat for having the courage (or foolhardiness) to ride roller coasters. I do admire you for riding big roller coasters. They terrify me, and I seem to be constitutionally incapable of having fun while in a state of terror. I’m also happy to see that you are following through with challenging yourself. That should help make unexpected challenges easier.

  32. Last year was my 13 year old brother’s first time on a roller coaster and he didn’t want to go by himself so I ended up having to go because neither my mom or my sister wanted to. That was my first time in 10 years too. Ahhh. I remember back in my teens I had a blast and went on the same coasters multiple times but this time once on each kind was enough but my brother went on multiple times on his own afterwards. I have passed on the torch to the next generation.

    This margarita looks and sounds delicious. I love coconut and margaritas.

  33. This is awesome! I feel inspired to go tackle something scary right now! But first? A margarita.

  34. Oh yes, these are fantastic! And congrats to you for conquering your fear, you looked like you had a blast!!

  35. I never would have thought to make a margarita like this before! I must try the recipe, it looks so creamy and delicious!

  36. I’d even go on a spinny ride if I got this marg at the end of it

  37. Oh man! I love this! Such perfect flavors!

  38. i love the idea of a coconut margarita! i wish I had all the ingredients to make this! must head to store. i also wish there was a roller coaster near me but i’d have to travel at least 2000 miles!

  39. This looks so refreshing! I’ve been on a coconut kick lately and I will have to try this next weekend when the gang comes over!

  40. It seems a very good idea and I will try it asap, thanks :)

  41. That coconut margarita sounds yummmy!   Will have to give it a try.  To cut out a step. ..could you add all ingredients together and put in freezer?  Since the tequila will keep it from freezing..kinda like an adult slushee???  Either way…wish I had one now! !!

  42. These sound delish!! In the story you mention you used coconut milk with the coconut water, but the directions say cream of coconut? Did you use the sweetened cream of coconut or the canned coconut milk? Can’t wait to try these out.

  43. This sounds so good! I love coconut so I’m all over this!