Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
Martha (Stewart) can make 'em!
- 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, plus 2 tablespoons for glasses (about 5 limes)
- 3⁄4 cup Coco Lopez or 3⁄4 cup cream of coconut
- 1⁄2 cup plus 2 tablespoons tequila
- 1⁄4 cup Cointreau liqueur or 1⁄4 cup another brand orange liqueur
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Toss the coconut with the salt on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast this in the oven, stirring frequently until golden brown, which should take 8 to 10 minutes. Once the mixture is cool, crush it with your hands until it is crumbly.
- Pour 2 tablespoons of lime juice into a shallow dish. Dip the rims of the cocktail glasses in lime juice, then into coconut mixture, coating it well.
- Combine the remaining ingredients with 1 cup ice in a blender and puree until the mixture is smooth. Pour evenly in prepared glasses and serve immediately.
OMG we loved this drink. I really liked the tartness of the lime juice pared with the coconut flavor. I used cream of coconut instead of Coco Lopez. These went down real easy!
This was (is) Wonderful! Thanks so much, Gail Ann, for a tasty ending to ZWT7. Made for Count Dracula and his Hot Bites
I would love to see how Martha's margarita tastes. I went to four stores to find Coco Lopez or Creme of Coconut, no luck. I uses coconut milk which may have not been as sweet as Coco Lopez. I decreased the amount of lime juice because the margarita would have been even tarter than it was. The idea of the toasted coconut on the rim was way yummy. I know this would be much better with the Coco Lopez. ZWT7 for Count Dracula and His Hot Bites.