Toasted Coconut Margarita

Toasted Coconut MargaritaGuess what? We've made our first recipe video. We did it! Here are a few things I love about this first video: it features a truly delicious cocktail, it's filled with little imperfections, and it's WAY too long. Oops. We'd love for you to check it out and leave us a comment (on our You Tube Channel) with what you think.

Toasted Coconut Margarita, serves one.

1 ounce cream of coconut
1.5 ounces 1800 Silver Tequila 
1 ounce Cointreau
3 ounces lime juice

1 ounce simple syrup
3 ounces coconut milk 
1 splash half and half
sweetened coconut flakes 
For the toasted coconut rim:
In a small frying pan over medium heat, cook 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes until the edges are brown. Get ready for your kitchen to smell absolutely incredible! Allow the flakes to cool and then crush them with your fingers. 
To create the rim, brush honey on the outside of the glass all the way around. Be sure to keep the honey on the outside of the rim, not inside. Next, roll the honeyed rim in the toasted coconut flakes until it is covered completely. 
For the margarita:
Combine the cream of coconut, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, simple syrup, coconut milk, and half and half into a shaker with ice. Shake and serve over ice. Garnish with a slice of lime if you like. Enjoy!

Credits // Author: Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, Video: Jeremy Larson and Sarah Rhodes, Photography: Sarah Rhodes, Music: Jeremy Larson.