Winter Wonderland Margarita


Rosemary Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • Several fresh rosemary sprigs

Candied Rosemary Garnish:

  • Rosemary simple syrup
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs
  • White sugar

Winter Wonderland Margarita

  • 60ml tequila
  • 60ml coconut milk
  • 30ml freshly squeezed lime juice about 1 lime
  • 30ml orange liqueur
  • 30ml rosemary simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Course sea salt for garnish, optional


  1. To make the rosemary simple syrup, bring the water, sugar and rosemary sprigs to a low boil over medium-high heat in a small saucepan. Stir occasionally to help dissolve the sugar. Once it comes to a low boil and the sugar dissolves, turn off the heat and allow the mixture to steep for at least 10 minutes. Strain and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  2. For the candied rosemary garnish, lightly dip a pastry brush into the rosemary simple syrup and coat the rosemary sprigs. Sprinkle with sugar. Set on a wire rack to dry for about an hour.
  3. Add the tequila, coconut milk, lime juice, orange liqueur, rosemary simple syrup and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker. Pop on the top and shake vigorously for about 15 to 30 seconds.
  4. If desired, sprinkle course sea salt onto a small plate. Run a lime slice along the rim of the serving glass. Place the rim into the salt and swirl a few times to coat.
  5. Add ice to the serving glass. Strain the margarita into the glass. Garnish with the candied rosemary for an extra festive touch. Enjoy!