If there’s one thing we love around here, it’s a refreshing libation! So when Glitter Guide invited us to partake in their new #SipsForSummer series, we gladly accepted the challenge. The request? Develop a refreshing recipe for the perfect summer cocktail and share it with you! How could we resist?? The added bonus? A different site will share a new cocktail recipe every Friday for the next month. When it’s all said and done, you’ll have a well stocked bar and the perfect excuse to throw a killer end-of-summer party!

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When we sat down to devise our perfect cocktail recipe, we immediately turned to tequila. One of the first things I wanted after Carter joined the world?? A margarita! A good margarita is the perfect drink for a hot summer afternoon, but we decide to put a refreshing spin on the classic recipe. When you add some coconut milk and a touch of mint it becomes mighty hard to have just one of these!

Slushy Coconut-Mint Margarita

1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup coconut water
2 tbl agave
1 oz. lime juice
2 oz. tequila
1 oz. triple sec
mint + lime slice for garnish

To make a slushy margarita, you’ll need to first prep ice cubes. Freeze 1 cup worth of coconut milk in an ice cube tray overnight. Once frozen, blend ice cubes with 1/2 cup coconut water (or as much as you need) until slushy consistency. Pour 1 cup coconut mixture into a chilled cup and add lime juice, tequila, triple sec and agave. Stir for 15 seconds. Quickly spoon margarita into your favorite glass–we chose coupes to feel a little fancy!–garnish with mint and lime and enjoy! Sorry, golden sunny beach not included.

Who else will be sharing their cocktail mixing genius with us, praytell? You’ll just have to wait and see! Click back next Friday and every Friday through July for your #SipsForSummer fix.

Oh and if you make this cocktail make sure to tag @apartment_34 on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #SipsForSummer so we can see what you’re enjoying. Cheers!

original photography for apartment 34 by aubrie pick 

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14 Comments

  1. This looks amazing. Margaritas are by far my cocktail of choice! I’ll definitely be trying this out soon. Also, those glasses are flippin gorgeous. Where did you get them from??

    1. You could sub lemon juice but it would definitely change the flavor profile Linda. Lime is more traditional with tequila – it compliments the flavor profiles best.

  2. We used canned coconut milk Lindsay. Took about a little over a can!

  3. I love the rose-gold cocktail shaker! I googled it, but couldn’t find that one- such a cool shape, where did you get it?

  4. Excellent recipe! The coconut milk gives it a superb flavor!!