Happy National Margarita Day! I wish someone had told me about this earlier, because I’ve been saving this recipe for the right time. What better time than a holiday in honor of this drink?
I made these margaritas while we were on vacation in Turks and Caicos last month. My whole family went down and rented a house together. As a part of stocking the kitchen, we needed to buy some booze (obvs). We got the ingredients for margaritas and pina coladas, and mixed up some batches of each as we were hanging out by the pool. Yummy.
At some point in the middle of our trip, it occurred to me that I could mix the pina colada with the margarita. Whaaaaattt??? Yeah. I did it. And, I’m not going to lie, it was AMAZING. I have very few “genius moments” these days, but I am proud to say that this was one of them. I called it a Key Lime Pie Margarita. Key lime pie, the greatest dessert in the world (in my opinion, which is generally correct) doesn’t have any of these ingredients in it besides lime juice. Nonetheless, it tastes kind of like key lime pie, so let’s just go with it.
I would like to point out that we used margarita mix for our regular margaritas, and in this recipe. I know that’s kind of a no-no, but we did not have the time or energy to juice a bunch of limes every time we wanted a margarita (a lot of times). I’m sure this drink could taste better with real lime juice instead of margarita mix, but it tastes pretty darn good the way it is. If you make the substitution, let me know how it turns out.I wish I could write more about this wonderful trip, and show you all of my great pictures, but I want to get this recipe posted before National Margarita Day is over. I assure you that this drink will be just as good tomorrow or any other day, so don’t worry if you can’t make it today.
Key Lime Pie Margarita
- 1 cup tequila
- 1 cup light rum
- 1 cup margarita mix
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup coconut milk NOT cream, milk
- A few handfuls of ice
- Lime wedges for garnish
Mix all ingredients together in a blender, and blend until the ice is crushed and the drink is frothy (it won't be slushy, just a little frothy), about 30 seconds. Serve on the rocks, and garnish with a wedge of lime.