Thai Chili Coconut Lime Margarita Recipe

Thai Chili Coconut Lime Margarita Recipe

You may be wondering why there is a margarita recipe, or any cocktail recipe, on a web design blog. Well other than the fact that I used to be a bartender I think work is a lot more enjoyable when you have a fabulous drink to sip on! So here’s a recipe I invented when I was bartending it a posh hostel bar. I hope you enjoy it as much as my friends and family do…


  1. Red or Green Thai Chilis AKA Bird’s Eye Chili
  2. Coconut water
  3. Limes
  4. Tequila (I like Casamigos)
  5. Triple Sec or Cointreau
  6. Coconut sugar or palm sugar
  7. Thai Basil (optional)

Margarita RECIPE

Coconut Chili Simple Syrup


  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup coconut sugar or palm sugar
  • 1–2 fresh chili peppers (depending on your heat tolerance), cut in half with stems removed

Directions To Make Coconut Chili Simple Syrup

  1. Place the coconut water in a medium saucepan and heat over medium-high heat, but do not boil.
  2. Once the liquid is hot, add in the coconut sugar and let dissolve, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  3. Once the sugar has dissolved, turn off the heat, and add in the chili peppers.
  4. Cover and let syrup steep for 3 hours.
  5. Strain the syrup through a mesh sieve of some form (cheesecloth works) into a bowl, discarding the solids.
  6. Pour the syrup into a container and let it cool completely in the refrigerator.

Thai Chili Coconut Lime Margarita


  • 1 ounce Tequila
  • ½ ounce Triple Sec or Cointreau
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce chili coconut syrup (see above)
  • Crushed ice
  • Coconut sugar, for serving

Directions To Make Thai Chili Coconut Lime Margarita

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, tequila, Triple Sec, coconut syrup, and some crushed ice.
  2. Shake well until cold and mixed thoroughly.
  3. Rim a margarita glass with coconut sugar (and fill with more crushed ice, if that’s how you like your margaritas). If you like a little extra heat and colour you can mix in chilli flakes with the sugar. Like it less sweet? Add some salt to the sugar to rim the glass.
  4. Pour in the margarita mixture, strained through the shaker.
  5. Garnish with a lime slice and chili pepper on a tooth pick and a sprig of fresh Thai basil and serve!

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