Coconut cocktails are a summertime favorite due to their tropical taste and beachy reminiscence.
However, they can be great to have at any point in the year when you’re looking for a tropical oasis in a glass.
You can go to a bar and order some coconut cocktails, or you could save money and make some
delicious summer-esque drinks at home!
Here are some of the best coconut cocktails you can easily make in the comfort of your own home.
The turquoise blue color of this cocktail reminds me of crystal-clear summer waters.
Within this cocktail, you’ll find vodka, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, blue curaçao, and ice. I love the citrus notes that the blue curaçao brings.
You’ll get a healthy dose of nutrients with this drink, as pineapple juice has 100% of your daily intake of vitamin C and 55% of your daily manganese.
If you’re a coffee lover, the Bushwacker cocktail is the drink for you.
It almost tastes like a coconut coffee frappuccino.
The coffee liqueur and cream of coconut are a heavenly combination, and the dark crème de cacao liqueur adds some sweetness with a decadent dark chocolate flavor.
I love to enjoy this frozen drink as a dessert.
A Chi Chi is like sunshine in a cup with its vibrant yellow hue and addition of pineapple juice and pineapple slices.
It’s a very simple drink with vodka as the primary alcohol, some cream of coconut, and pineapple juice.
I like to throw an ice cube or two into mine.
Piña coladas are a favorite drink among many due to their fruity sweetness and slush-like consistency.
You can barely taste the rum in it due to the pineapple, coconut cream, and sugar.
I would recommend this
tropical rum drink to someone who isn’t a big fan of alcohol.
Coco Loco cocktails are very refreshing with their use of both cream of coconut and coconut water.
The drink also has tequila, vodka, and rum, so be mindful of the alcohol content.
This is a great drink to sip on with dinner, and I recommend enjoying them with some lime wedges to add some citrus notes.
I’m usually not the biggest fan of
martinis, but this is one of my go-to cocktails because I love the combination of coconut rum and vanilla vodka.
These flavors are great together, and the addition of pineapple juice adds the perfect amount of sweetness.
I recommend adding some coconut flakes.
Coconut and mint pair perfectly together and make a great flavor profile for a dinner drink, as it cleanses the palate after each bite.
The coconut rum and cream of coconut add a creamy flavor to the drink, while the mint and lime juice add a little zip.
I love adding extra mint leaves for a garnish. Check out
other minty cocktails to try!
Margaritas are rather easy to make at home in general, because they usually contain only a few ingredients.
To make a coconut one, you’ll need the typical margarita ingredients such as tequila and triple sec, and some delicious cream of coconut.
I love to enjoy this creamy drink with fish or shrimp tacos.
The coconut rum Painkiller cocktail is like a vacation in a glass with its notes of orange, pineapple, and coconut.
I think the allspice dram and nutmeg combine beautifully with the two types of rum and add some spice to the drink.
This drink isn’t overly sweet, as the dram, nutmeg, and orange juice add a little bitterness.
Kick your morning mimosa up a notch by adding flavors of coconut and pineapple!
With this drink, champagne, pineapple juice, and coconut ice cream combine into a delicious creamy cocktail that can make the perfect accompaniment to your breakfast or dessert.
I truly love this drink, as it reminds me of a piña colada milkshake.
Basil, just like mint, is a refreshing flavor profile that goes great with most meals.
The herb also has some health benefits, such as reduction of stress, aiding in liver health, and even the ability to help fight cancer due to its antioxidant levels.
A coconut basil mojito combines rum and refreshing coconut water with hints of basil and lime.
Be sure to muddle the basil to get the most flavor possible, and then add basil sprigs for garnish.
I love the taste of this drink and the light green color that the basil creates.
The strawberry coconut margarita combines delicious flavors of fresh strawberries with coconut cream and your typical margarita alcohols.
These margaritas taste just as good as they look with their creamy texture and natural sweetness. They almost look like strawberry milkshakes!
I highly recommend dipping the rim of your glass into coconut flakes and using more strawberries for garnishing.
Strawberries are healthy fruits that are rich in the following: Vitamin C, Potassium, Antioxidants, Folate, Fiber.
Gin has an interesting slightly herbal taste that goes very well with acidic fruits such as pineapple.
So, combining it with pineapple juice, coconut rum, and tonic water makes the perfect summer vacation cocktail.
This drink is essentially a pineapple and coconut gin and tonic. I love how refreshing this drink is.
A Brancolada is a twist on the piña colada that we all know and love.
Combine coconut cream with orange and pineapple juice, rum, and Fernet Branca Menta.
I think the herbal and slightly minty taste of the Branca Menta pairs well with the fruit juices, and the coconut cream helps round out the drink.
Coquito is a drink that everyone needs to try.
It combines flavors of coconut, vanilla, cinnamon, and has multiple types of rum.
It’s essentially a spiked tropical coconut eggnog.
I find this drink very filling and much creamier than eggnog due to the cream of coconut and sweetened condensed milk. It’s delicious!
Pineapple coconut margaritas are a delicious blend of coconut milk, pineapple juice, and tequila.
There’s also some added agave to sweeten the drink even more.
I think the use of coconut milk adds a nice sweet and nutty flavor to the acidity of the pineapple juice, almost balancing it out. It’s a tropical paradise in a glass!
Coconut White Russians look and taste like coffee, but don’t let that fool you.
The drink has vodka and coffee liqueur, packing a strong alcohol punch.
However, the use of coconut milk adds a creaminess and nuttiness to the drink, balancing out the slight bitterness of the coffee liqueur.
I recommend this drink along with a chocolate-based dessert.
A Malibu Sunset is reminiscent of a Shirley Temple with its red tint and maraschino cherries.
The tropical cocktail packs a delicious punch with orange-pineapple juice, coconut rum, and grenadine to create a fruity alcoholic refreshment.
It truly looks like a sunset in a glass and it tastes just as good as it looks! I love these with garnishes of orange slices.
Use this list of the best coconut cocktails to inspire your inner bartender and supply your tastebuds with bursting flavor.
Try making each of these cocktails at home to see which one is your new favorite!
If you like sour more than sweet, check out
our favorite sour cocktail recipes instead!
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