16 Coconut Cocktail Recipes

As the mercury rises, our minds turn to refreshing tropical cocktails that evoke the essence of a Hawaiian paradise. Little do we know, coconut trees weren’t always native to this island state. In fact, they were first introduced by early Polynesian travelers centuries ago.

Today, these versatile fruits have become an integral part of Hawaiian culture. Beyond the classic Piña Colada, there’s a world of coconut cocktails waiting to be explored. From creamy concoctions to light and fizzy mixes, each one offers a unique flavor profile that’s hard to resist.

Brazilian Coconut Cocktail

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The Batida de Coco, a classic Brazilian cocktail that’s as stunning as it is straightforward to prepare. Despite its visually appealing nature, this drink can be whipped up in just a few minutes, with ingredients easily sourced from your local store. To craft the Batida de Coco, you’ll need coconut milk, white rum or vodka, coconut water, and sweetened condensed milk. Once you have these essentials at the ready, simply garnish your glass by rimming it with honey or Rose of Lime, then dipping the rim in toasted coconut for a truly show-stopping presentation. The perfect blend of flavors and aesthetics, the Batida de Coco is a drink that’s sure to impress.

Pineapple Coconut Mimosa

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Crafting the perfect tropical getaway in a glass, the Hawaiian Mimosa is a refreshing twist on the classic champagne cocktail. To bring this island-inspired drink to life, start by chilling some Prosecco or champagne. Next, swap out traditional orange juice for pineapple juice, infusing your mix with sweet and tangy flavors. The real magic happens when you add a shot of coconut rum, imbuing the drink with creamy, tropical notes. Top off your creation with a pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry to complete the look.

Coconut Mojito

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Indulge in the refreshing charm of a classic mojito, but with a delightful twist – the coconut mojito. The creamy, sweet flavor profile is achieved through the combination of coconut rum and cream of coconut, adding a unique depth to this revitalizing cocktail. To give it an extra boost, club soda provides a lively fizziness. For a finishing touch, garnish with fresh mint leaves and a lime wheel, perfect for sipping on a warm evening.

Coconut Rum Cocktail Punch

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Coconut rum punch is always a crowd-pleaser, especially when infused with tropical flavors. To create this refreshing concoction, simply combine coconut rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, ginger ale, and sweet grenadine syrup (or cherry syrup). For an extra touch of whimsy, float lemon slices and orange slices on top of the punch if you’re serving it in a bowl, or use them as garnishes for individual glasses. The result is a sweet and tangy drink that’s sure to delight.

Creamy Coconut Margarita

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Imagine sipping on a tropical getaway in a glass, and you’ll get close to the essence of what makes a coconut margarita so alluring. This refreshing cocktail is elevated by its unique blend of cream of coconut, zesty lime juice, tequila, and an orange liqueur like Triple Sec, Grand Marnier, or Cointreau. To take it up a notch, garnish your glass with toasted coconut flakes instead of the traditional salt rim. Simply dip the edge of your glass in honey before toasting the coconut flakes, ensuring they stick nicely. For added visual appeal and a burst of citrus flavor, add a slice of lime or lemon wedge to your margarita.

Blue Coconut Cocktail

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Indulge in the tropical essence of this stunning blue cocktail, where the vibrant hue originates from the rich flavor of blue curacao liqueur. This liqueur is a game-changer on its own, boasting an unmistakable taste profile. The coconut element is expertly woven in through cream of coconut, while pineapple juice brings forth a fruity and refreshing quality. To elevate this delightful concoction further, vodka lends a tantalizing kick. Blend all the ingredients together in a blender until smooth, then pour into elegant glasses and finish with a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes for added visual appeal.

Coconut and Citrus Cocktail

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As the temperature soars, there’s nothing quite like quenching your thirst with a frosty coconut rum drink that’s as refreshing as it is easy to make. This invigorating cocktail is a departure from richer concoctions on our list, offering a light and revitalizing escape from the heat. To craft this tropical treat, you’ll need coconut vodka (or coconut rum), a squeeze of fresh lime juice, a splash of lemon juice, and some coconut water. If you prefer your cocktails with a hint of sweetness, simple syrup is a welcome addition. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake well to combine, and serve over ice cubes for maximum refreshment. Complete the look by garnishing with slices of lemon and lime.

Chi Chi

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When the desire for a timeless and tropical cocktail strikes, look no further than the Chi Chi. This classic drink is bursting with fruity flavor, combining frozen pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, vodka, and cream of coconut in perfect harmony. To blend this refreshing concoction, be sure to have ice on hand. Once prepared, garnish with a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry for a truly authentic experience.

Bushwacker Drink

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Imagine sipping on a tropical treat that’s reminiscent of a rich chocolate milkshake. The Bushwacker cocktail is just that – a decadent blend of flavors that will transport you to a state of bliss. Picture a fusion of the creamy, chocolatey goodness of a mudslide and the sweet, coconutty vibes of a piña colada. It’s a match made in heaven! To craft this indulgent drink, you’ll need dark rum, Kahlúa (or your preferred coffee liqueur), dark cream de cacao, cream of coconut, whole milk, and a sprinkle of nutmeg for garnish. With these simple ingredients, you can recreate the magic at home.

Classic Piña Colada

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The Piña Colada may be the most iconic coconut-based mixed drink, but there are many other delicious options to explore. One way to mix it up is by altering the serving style – instead of being a frozen treat, you can enjoy a Piña Colada over ice or with crushed ice for a refreshing twist. The classic recipe typically consists of rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice, but feel free to experiment with different proportions to find your perfect balance. To elevate this cocktail, garnish it with a slice of fresh pineapple, a maraschino cherry, and don’t be afraid to add some flair with a colorful cocktail umbrella. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, top it off with a dollop of whipped cream for an added layer of decadence.

Blue Hawaiian

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The Blue Hawaiian is another timeless coconut cocktail recipe that’s sure to impress. The drink gets its vibrant hue from Blue Curacao, but it’s the cream of coconut that delivers a rich, creamy flavor profile. To give it an extra kick, white rum adds a subtle layer of complexity. For optimal sipping pleasure, serve the Blue Hawaiian over crushed ice and garnish with a pineapple wedge for added visual appeal.

Painkiller Cocktail

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For those who can’t get enough of their favorite piña colada, the Painkiller cocktail is sure to become a new obsession. With its roots dating back to the 1970s, this creamy and dreamy concoction combines the rich flavors of aged rum, orange juice, and cream of coconut in perfect harmony.
To craft this tropical delight, simply combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, then strain it into a tall glass filled with crushed or cubed ice. The finishing touches include a sprinkle of ground nutmeg and an elegant garnish featuring a pineapple wedge, orange slice, and maraschino cherry – a true feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

Coco Loco

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The Coco Loco, a potent cocktail that lives up to its name ‘loco’ meaning crazy in Spanish, is a drink that’s sure to get you buzzing. Its recipe boasts a trifecta of liquors – vodka, rum, and tequila – which are balanced by the creamy sweetness of coconut flavor from cream of coconut or coconut rum, if you prefer. A squeeze of fresh lime juice and a splash of coconut water also add depth to this potent potion. To finish it off, garnish with a lime wheel for a pop of color and a touch of citrus zest.

Coconut Martini

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Looking for an elevated coconut-based cocktail experience? The coconut martini is sure to impress. With its creamy texture and subtle sweetness, this drink is a sophisticated alternative to traditional coconut-infused beverages. Unlike other recipes that require cream of coconut, this version uses coconut rum as the base, simplifying the process. To add even more depth, vanilla extract is incorporated into the mix. The finishing touch comes in the form of a unique garnish: simply roll the rim of your glass in honey and then dip it in roasted coconut for a sweet and indulgent treat that truly feels like dessert.

Lime in the Coconut

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The Lime in the Coconut cocktail is a refreshing and tasty conclusion to our collection of coconut-based drinks. We appreciate the clever name, but it’s the drink itself that truly shines. To create this treat, you’ll need rum, cream of coconut (or coconut milk), freshly squeezed lime juice, and sugar. Simply blend all the ingredients together until smooth, then pour into glasses. For a unique touch, add some toasted coconut flair to the rim by first dipping it in honey or Karo syrup, followed by a coating of toasted coconut flakes, shredded coconut, or fresh coconut.

Scotch and Coconut Cocktail

We’re thrilled to finally share our recipe for a Scotch coconut drink that’s sure to impress. This complex concoction combines the richness of aged rum and scotch whisky, making it a truly unique and bold beverage. To create this tropical treat, you’ll need to gather dry curaçao, coconut water, demerara syrup, and mole bitters in addition to the base spirits. Once you have all your ingredients, simply stir the mixture with ice and strain it into a rocks glass for a rustic presentation or serve over ice cubes for a more modern look.

Coconut Cream for Coconut Cocktails and Coconut Mixed Drinks

When it comes to incorporating coconut cream into your cocktails, we suggest using cream of coconut – a specialized ingredient that’s distinct from the version used in coconut milk recipes. Two popular brands are Coco Real Cream of Coconut and Coco Lopez, which can be found online if not available at local liquor stores or grocery shops. While coconut cream is unsweetened and has a strong coconut flavor, it’s not the same as the sweetened syrup we recommend for cocktails. Instead, it’s thicker and often found in cans near coconut milk. For a true coconut cocktail experience, look no further than cream of coconut – a sweetened syrup specifically designed for mixing into your favorite drinks. To learn how to craft the perfect Bacardi Coconut Cocktail, be sure to check out our accompanying video.

Final Words

These scrumptious recipes are sure to delight your loved ones. Gather around with family and friends, savor the flavors, and share your thoughts with us!

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