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An Iced Coffee Margarita is coffee mixed with tequila, a twist of lemon, and served in a rimmed glass of ground coffee and sugar. Talk about a delicious eye-opener!

Two iced coffee margaritas with a French press and a bottle of tequila in the background.

This coffee margarita recipe is a real kick in the pinata! You can serve it for Cinco de Mayo, brunch (say goodbye to boring mimosas), or just because you’re looking for something deliciously different!

When you’re sipping on an Iced Coffee Margarita, you don’t have to feel guilty about drinking in the morning! 🙂 But please remember to always drink responsibly!!

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Iced Coffee Margarita is available near the end of this post. OR click on the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe.

Two iced coffee margaritas on a sliver platter with ice cubes and coffee beans on the table.

The ingredient list:

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  • Tequila (your favorite variety)
  • Brewed Coffee, cooled
  • Honey
  • Lemon Peel
  • Finely Ground Coffee, for garnish
  • Granulated Sugar, for garnish
  • Ice Cubes

Kitchen tool and equipment needed:

Iced coffee margaritas for any time of day-

While I don’t typically endorse day-drinking (especially in the morning), there are just times you can make an exception.

Think Sunday brunch, National Margarita Day, and Cinco de Mayo, of course.

But, as always…I urge you to always drink responsibly!

Why this recipe works-

It’s coffee…what’s not to love?

It’s a tequila cocktail…what’s not to love?

The lemon twist is a nice, bright, surprise.

The ground coffee and sugar rim is a real treat!

Can cream be added to this iced coffee cocktail?

It sounds delicious! I say GO FOR IT!!

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The easy instructions for making an iced coffee margarita:

  • Drizzle a circle of honey on a plate the same circumference as the rim of the glass.
  • On another plate, mix together the coffee grounds and sugar.
  • Dip the rim of each glass into the honey and then into the ground coffee and sugar mixture.
  • Fill each glass with ice and pour in the tequila and cold coffee.
  • Twist the lemon zest, drop it in the margarita, and serve.

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A horizontal photo of two iced coffee margaritas on a sliver platter with napkins.

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s Cinco de Mayo cocktail recipe – iced coffee margaritas.

Yield: 2

Iced Coffee Margaritas

Iced Coffee Margaritas

Iced Coffee Margarita mixed with tequila, a lemon twist and served in a rimmed glass of ground coffee and sugar. Talk about an eye-opener!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 shots tequila
  • 2 cups cold coffee
  • 2 lemon twists, (lemon rind)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon ground coffee beans
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Drizzle a circle of honey on a plate the same circumference as the rim of the glass. 
  2. On another plate, mix together the coffee grounds and sugar. 
  3. Dip the rim of each glass into the honey and then into the ground coffee and sugar mixture.
  4. Fill each glass with ice and pour in the tequila and cold coffee.
  5. Twist the lemon peel to release the oils, drop in the cocktail glass and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

2

Serving Size

1 cocktail

Amount Per Serving Calories 163Unsaturated Fat 0gSodium 8mgCarbohydrates 15gSugar 14g

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wilhelmina

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

This is certainly a pick-me-up! So unique and yummy!

Renée

Thursday 23rd of April 2020

Thanks, Wilhelmina!

Liz

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

I had never thought to put coffee in a margarita before! Genius! Such a good way to avoid getting sleeping when you want to enjoy a cocktail! :)

Renée

Thursday 23rd of April 2020

That's for sure! LOL Thanks, Liz!

Justine

Friday 22nd of February 2019

This is so unique!! I think I might have a new favorite drink ;)

Renée

Friday 22nd of February 2019

Thanks. It is unique. I'm so happy you like it, Justine!

Jenni LeBaron

Friday 22nd of February 2019

I would have never though that coffee could be turned into a margarita, but those flavors make sense. I love the little bit of lemon to pep the coffee flavors up and keep it a bit true to its citrus roots. This is a really clever recipe!

Renée

Friday 22nd of February 2019

Thank you so much, Jenni! I'm thrilled that you like it.

Michelle @ Taste As You Go

Monday 6th of June 2016

Just popping in to let you know I've included your recipe for Iced Coffee Margarita in my round-up of iced coffee recipes on Taste As You Go. Thanks for contributing, Renee!

Renée

Monday 6th of June 2016

That's awesome. Thanks so much for letting me know, Michelle! I appreciate it!

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