Coconut Pineapple Margarita


Transport yourself to a tropical island with this twist on the classic margarita. You’ll love how creamy and refreshing this drink is. It’s perfect for sipping by the pool or serving alongside chips and salsa.

frozen drink with lime and cherry

❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It has a sweet and creamy tropical flavor. If you don’t love the taste of tequila you’re in luck because it basically tastes like a dessert.
  • Easy to make. You can use bottled lime juice if fresh feels like too much work.
  • It’s refreshing and perfect for summer. This is the perfect drink to enjoy on a hot day.

This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page.

ingredients on blue wooden counter

You’ll need the following for this cocktail:

  • kosher salt 
  • ice
  • lime juice
  • tequila
  • cream of coconut (Coco Lopez brand is the best)
  • pineapple juice
  • lime wedges for garnish
  • fresh pineapple wedge and cherry for garnish
  • Blender
  • Glasses
  • Straw


Step One: prep the glasses

plate for salt and blender with margarita

To prepare the glasses, pour coarse salt onto a plate. Rub the edge of the glasses with a lime wedge to coat in salt. Twist on the plate to make sure it is all covered.

Step Two: blend

Combine the ice, tequila, lime juice, and cream of coconut in a blender. Blend until the ice is crushed and the mixture is smooth.

To make a thinner margarita, add more pineapple juice.

Step three: Garnish and serve

finished cocktail with sliceof lime

Serve garnished with lime wedges and a cherry. Pour into four glasses.

🥫 Storage instructions

Frozen drinks don’t keep well in the freezer or the fridge. Just drink it up right away. I believe in you.

🔍 FAQs

What kind of salt should you use to rim the glass for tequila?

The best kind of salt to use is kosher because it’s not as salty as table salt and it has more texture. You can find it next to the regular salt at the grocery store.

What is the best tequila for margaritas?

Blanco tequila is my favorite for Margaritas. It’s a clear liquor that’s affordable and has a mild taste.

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert tips

  • Fresh lime juice is best, but you can use bottled if you’re in a hurry.
  • If you don’t love the taste of tequila, try using coconut rum instead. (At that point you’re basically making a pina colada with lime juice but there’s nothing wrong with that in my book.)
  • If salt isn’t your thing, try rimming the glasses with sugar or toasted coconut.

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📖 Here’s the recipe

finished margarita with lime and cherry garnish

Coconut Pineapple Margarita

With sweet and creamy tropical flavors, you'll love this twist on the classic frozen margarita.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Serving Size 4 servings


  • Blender
  • Glasses
  • Straw


  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt for rim of glasses
  • 6 cups ice
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ¾ cup tequila
  • 15 ounce can cream of coconut Coco Lopez brand is best
  • 8 ounces pineapple juice
  • lime wedges for garnish
  • pineapple wedge and cherry for garnish


  • Prep the glasses. Pour coarse salt onto a plate. Rub the edge of the glasses with a lime wedge and then twist on the plate to coat in salt.
  • Blend all ingredients except pineapple juice. In a blender, combine the ice, tequila, lime juice, and cream of coconut until the ice is crushed and the mixture is smooth.
  • Add pineapple juice for desired consistency. Add the pineapple juice and blend for a few seconds. Add more for a thinner margarita if you'd like.
  • Garnish and serve. Pour into four glasses and top with lime wedges and a cherry.


You won’t need any additional sweetener because of all the sugar in the cream of coconut and pineapple juice.

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