Taylor-Made Cocktail Of The Week: Coconut Dreamsicle Margarita

by Logan Herlihy


I have to warn you from the start… This drink is not for the fainthearted. It takes time, preparation and a lot of ingredients. But, if you’re like me and you love tequila, coconut and the ice cream man, then allow me to take you on a magical journey to Flavour Town. This cocktail is another original recipe and a twist on a classic. It brings together your love for alcohol and your inner child. If you’re man (or woman) enough, then grab your grocery list and prepare to start ordering some ingredients for this weeks concoction.


The biggest challenge with this drink is simply collecting everything you will need to make it. The mixing and serving is pretty easy and straight forward, but compared to some of the other cocktails we’ve featured , this one has a lot more in it. The recipe calls for coconut tequila, but this isn’t mandatory (it’s more to add a little extra zing). Any nice, high quality tequila will suffice. Besides the tequila, here’s a full list of what you’ll need:

– Cointreau or a similar triple sec orange liquor
– Coconut tequila (1800)
– Lime juice (1oz per drink) and fresh lime wedges
– Coconut milk
– Coconut water
– Fresh orange juice (2oz per drink) and orange slices
– Vanilla sugar syrup
– Orange infused honey
– Vanilla bean sea salt


– Get all your ingredients laid out. Make sure all the fruit is pre-cut
– For your garnishes, you’ll want one lime wedge and one orange wheel for each drink (for an orange wheel, place orange horizontally and cut off the tip of the orange – then, cut another piece about 1/2 inch thick into a wheel shape)
– You’ll need two small plates for adding the vanilla bean rim to your glass, one with some orange infused honey poured onto it and one with a small amount of vanilla bean salt poured onto it
– You’ll need all your traditional cocktail mixing equipment (i.e. shaker, strainers, etc.)
– Before mixing everything into your shaker, dip the rim of the glass into the honey so you get a small, thin layer of honey around the entire rim.
– Next, dip the glass into the vanilla bean sea salt to create a smooth, even rim around the edge of the glass


In an empty shaker add the following:
* 2 oz Cointreau
* 1 oz Coconut tequila
* 1 oz Lime juice
* 1 oz Coconut milk
* 1 oz Coconut water
* 2 oz Orange juice
* 1 oz Vanilla sugar syrup

Add ice to shaker, then shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds. Double strain into rimmed glass over ice.
– Squeeze in one fresh lime wedge
– Drop fresh lime wheel on top
– Instagram and enjoy

Margaritas are great. Not just because tequila is awesome, but because there are so many variations you can make on this classic recipe. Personally, this is one of my favourite recipes, not just because it’s delicious but because it’s so fresh and different. The ingredients are a little more expensive and some things you may need to source online or from a local organic market, but it’s definitely worth the effort. This is also a great drink for a girls night out as the coconut adds a refreshing twist and the vanilla bean sea salt is a revelation that will have you coming back over and over and over again!

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