Indulge in these tropical coconut cocktails that will elevate your evening in a big way. These delightful drinks will transport you to the warmth of spring and summer with their delicious coconut flavor. So, try one or more of these cocktails to satisfy your craving for a taste of the tropics.
From punch to margaritas and everything in between, these creamy coconut cocktails offer a variety of flavors for you to enjoy. Each sip will take you on a journey to paradise with the rich and creamy taste of coconut.
Top 10 Coconut Cocktails To Enjoy
Looking for some tropical inspiration for your next happy hour? Check out our collection of 10 delicious coconut cocktail recipes that are perfect for sipping under the sun.
Chi Chi Cocktail
This chi chi cocktail is a lighter tropical drink you can sip on at the end of the evening or serve up at your next cookout. This is a blended pina colada (pineapple juice and coconut cream), a coconut flavored drink.
Coconut lime pomegranate mojito is a game changer! White rum pairs beautifully with the lime and coconut flavors of this drink. Now when you add in the pomegranate, it makes it a crave-worthy drink. Simple ingredients that offer a huge flavor turnout. I love using fresh lime juice to enhance the flavors.
Coquito is a Puerto Ricans-inspired drink made with cinnamon spice, cream of coconut, coconut milk, white rum, spiced rum, and more. The ultimate creamy drink that is perfect for serving over fresh ice. A great drink for fall and winter months, as you have the warm spices.
Batida de Coco
Tastes of summer or a tropical island are what you get with this Brazilian coconut cocktail. You might also know this by the name of Batida de Coco! It is coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, Cachaca, coconut water, and more. A fruity cocktail is one that is wonderful for serving up a crowd.
This coconut margarita is made with cream of coconut, tequila, and other classic cocktail ingredients. The toasted coconut flakes around the rim make this margarita stand out.
We can’t have a list of coconut drinks without a Coconut Rum Painkiller! A popular drink that dates back to the 1970’s! A sweet pineapple juice and coconut liqueurs-style cocktail with a punch of rum in each sip. Garnish with a pineapple slice and pour into a tall mixing glass and sip away. I like to blend this sometimes, but it also tastes great served over ice cubes.
Have you tried a Bushwacker cocktail? Kahula is a coffee liqueur-inspired cocktail. You can use a cocktail shaker to mix up all the ingredients and pour over ice for a chilled coffee-flavored drink. Sweet, refreshing, and a burst of creamy flavor in each sip.
Blue Hawaiian Cocktail
This Blue Hawaiian cocktail is one of my favorite creamy cocktail recipes. A coconut drink that has blue curacao for that known bright blue color. Then you add in crushed ice, coconut cream, pineapple wedge, and more for that refreshing cocktail to sip on! Garnish with a lime wedge, pineapple, or even maraschino cherries.
Coconut Rum Punch
Have you tried this coconut rum punch? It is a delicious drink that is party-approved! Orange juice, grenadine, ginger ale, and more combine in this with a tropical twist. The orange slice is the perfect garnish and is great for a nightcap for the night or for serving up at your next summer cookout.
Here is a classic piña colada that is a pineapple and coconut pairing! This is a 3-ingredient drink that has been around forever. Serve in a tall glass or a short round glass for sipping. Pina coladas remind me of a summer day that makes me imagine I was on a tropical island by the ocean!
Coconut Cream, Coconut Milk, and Cream of Coconut: What’s the Difference?
If you’re wondering what the difference between these three products is, you’re not alone! I get asked about this all the time. I have a whole blog post on Cream of Coconut HERE, plus I share my homemade cream of coconut recipe. Below is a short breakdown of these three coconut products:
- Coconut Cream has higher fat content than coconut milk and contains 19% – 22% fat. Coconut cream is equivalent to heavy whipping cream, with a thicker consistency, and is a great substitute in most recipes that call for heavy cream. If you use coconut cream instead of heavy cream, you will notice a milk coconut flavor in your dish. You can purchase coconut cream in cans and cartons.
- Coconut Milk contains between 9%-15% fat. However, there are other types of coconut milk. Coconut milk with less than 9% fat is called lite coconut milk and is what you’ll find in coconut milk cartons. Canned unsweetened coconut milk is usually full-fat and is a great whole milk replacement.
- Cream of Coconut is a sweetened coconut milk syrup made with full-fat coconut milk and cane sugar. Coco Lopez is the most popular cream of coconut product and is usually used to make coconut cocktails and is what you’ll need to create most of the recipes listed. Learn how to make cream of coconut here!
I hope you enjoy our list of delicious coconut cocktails! These recipes can be made with store-bought cream of coconut or homemade cream of coconut. Either way, you’re going to enjoy these tropical drinks!
Here are some common questions asked when making your favorite coconut cocktails!
As you will see from this mix of cocktails, there are a variety of alcohols that compliment the coconut flavor. Rum is one of the biggest, tequila, vodka, and even blue curaçao. Experiment with ingredients and create some of the best coconut cocktails to add to your list!
Toasted coconut is a gorgeous way to garnish your cocktail. Add some corn syrup around the rim and then dip in the toasted coconut. Or slice some pineapple into wedges, lime wheel, add an umbrella, or a maraschino cherry. If it is a coffee-based drink, you might even garnish it with mint leaves or dust of chocolate shavings. The options are endless on how to decorate delicious cocktails.