I have a hard time giving up summer flavors like coconut but I do love the fall flavors like pumpkin spice and cinnamon. So why not find a way to enjoy them both at the same time? That’s where this creamy cinnamon coconut margarita comes in.
This one is a delicious combinations of flavors. If you don’t think that cinnamon and coconut work just think about a tropical drink with spiced rum. Cinnamon syrup is also often used in many tropical cocktails. The creamy texture also just feels like it works well for cooler weather. If you usually drink frozen margaritas I would recommend trying this one on the rocks.
Cream of coconut vs coconut cream
Cream of coconut is not the same thing as coconut cream. Coconut cream is made from coconut milk and is unsweetened. It can be found in cans at the grocery store and is used in cooking. Cream of coconut is a sweetened syrup-like product that is made for using in cocktails.
How to make cinnamon syrup
Cinnamon syrup is pretty easy to find online however it’s also very easy to make at home as well.
To make a cinnamon syrup: add one cup of water, one cup of sugar and 2-4 cinnamon sticks to a small sauce pot and bring to boil. Simmer for a few minutes then remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain out cinnamon sticks and store for up to one week.
I love using cinnamon syrup in coffee and cocktails like this Cinnamon Jungle Bird Cocktail.
What tequila to use
If you can find a coconut tequila like the one I used from Los Sunday’s it gives even more coconut flavor to this cocktail. However if you can’t find a coconut tequila you can just use a blanco tequila.
What tools do I need?
For this cocktail you will need a shaker and strainer. I highly recommend getting a good Boston style shaker for making cocktails. I am loving my gold bar tool set that you can see in the video below. (use code theboozyginger for 10% off)
In this recipe:
Creamy Cinnamon Coconut Margarita
- 2 oz coconut tequila
- 1/2 oz orange liqueur or triple sec
- 1/2 oz cinnamon syrup
- 1/4 oz cream of coconut
- 1 oz lime juice
- Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.
- Shake until well chilled.
- Strain into a glass with ice.
- Garnish with a lime wheel and cinnamon stick.