Breakfast Virgin Mary
The only way to begin Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
60mL grand marnier
45mL tequila (we suggest Arette Blanco)
60mL lime juice
60mL coconut water
60mL cream of coconut
75mL strawberry simple syrup [recipe below]
Lime and fresh strawberries for garnish
Salt, sugar and toasted finely shredded coconut for the rim
Rim the ridge of your glass or jar with a lime wedge and dip in a mix of margarita salt, sugar and toasted coconut [roughly 3 tablespoons salt to 2 teaspoons sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted coconut].
Fill the glass with ice.
In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grand marnier, simple syrup, coconut water, cream of coconut and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 60 seconds.
Pour over ice and squeeze in lime slices and add a few strawberries. A slight bit of separation may occur from the cream of coconut, so shake well.
For strawberry simple syrup:
Combine equal parts sugar and water, bring to a boil and let sugar dissolve, then turn off heat and let cool completely.
Combine 1 cup simply syrup with 1 1/2 cups slices strawberries in a blender and blend until combined.
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