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White Christmas Margarita


As the holiday season rolls in, bringing with it a sense of comfort, joy, and festivity, there’s often a desire to find that perfect drink that encapsulates the spirit of the season. Enter the White Christmas Margarita, a cocktail that’s not just a mere mix of ingredients but a celebration of what makes this time of year so special. This drink is more than just a recipe; it’s an embodiment of the holiday spirit, served in a glass. Whether you’re a cocktail aficionado or someone who just enjoys a good drink, this margarita is sure to impress. So, let’s unwrap this festive concoction, ingredient by ingredient, and explore what makes it the perfect addition to your holiday celebrations!

A traditional margarita recipe will consist of tequila, an orange liqueur, and lime juice. Well, this White Christmas Margarita stays true to the classic recipe, but with a few simple additions that create an entirely fresh, new cocktail.

It’s not a surprise that the base spirit of the cocktail is tequila; after all, it is a variation of a margarita! In this case, I went with a silver tequila, known for its clear and crisp profile. It brings a smooth yet lively kick. It’s less about the intense flavors of aged spirits and more about providing a fresh, agave-driven base that blends beautifully with our other ingredients. Speaking of the other ingredients, this is where that orange liqueur comes into play. Many people prefer Triple Sec in these sorts of recipes, but I for one am a huge fave of Cointreau liqueur. It complements the cocktail with a citrusy sweetness without overpowering the drink.

Always remember that fresh lime juice is key. It brings a zesty, tangy quality that cuts through the sweetness, balancing the cocktail with its natural acidity. It’s like a splash of freshness that wakes up all the other flavors.

Finally, here’s what makes this recipe a ‘White Christmas Margarita’. Cream of coconut adds a tropical, creamy sweetness, reminiscent of a snowy holiday. It blends with the tequila and Cointreau to create a smooth, velvety texture that’s just so comforting. But, most importantly it gives this libation that perfect, clean white hue –  almost resembling a crisp, snowy landscape!

A sprig of rosemary and fresh cranberries sit atop, adding a pop of color and an aroma that hints at holiday greenery. The rosemary’s piney scent complements the drink’s freshness, while the cranberries add a touch of festive red. I also went ahead and rimmed the glass with thin coconut flakes, offering a subtle sweet crunch with each sip.


Step 1: Pour all ingredients into a shaker topped with ice. Shake until chilled.


Step 2: Strain the mixture into a glass over fresh ice.


Step 3: Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs and cranberries.

The White Christmas Margarita is more than just a cocktail; it’s like holding the holiday season in a glass. Its blend of flavors captures the essence of the holidays, while its presentation is a nod to winter’s beauty. This is a cocktail that is sure to add a touch of festive cheer.

So, here’s to a merry and bright holiday season, one sip at a time!

White Christmas Margarita




  1. Step 1 – Pour all ingredients into a shaker topped with ice. Shake until chilled.
  2. Step 2 – Strain the mixture into a glass over fresh ice.
  3. Step 3 – Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs and cranberries.

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