9 Tropical Tasting Coconut Rum Drinks

Get into a tropical mood with these coconut rum cocktails that will make you feel like you're kicking back in flip-flops, even if you're on the couch. While you may think of Malibu when you hear the moniker coconut rum, several other brands offer their own version of this coconut-flavored liqueur made with rum. It adds a creamy coconut flavor to grown-up cocktails plus the sweetness and alcoholic kick of a classic white (or light) rum. Your mini-vacation awaits.

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    Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

    Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

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    Elvis may be drinking a Blue Hawaiian somewhere at this very moment. The Hawaii-loving crooner would surely approve of this tropical cocktail as blue as the ocean or a swimming pool, making it a favorite drink at resort destinations worldwide. Made with pineapple, coconut rum, cream of coconut, and blue curaçao liqueur, it's like a party in your glass.

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    California Surfer Cocktail

    California Surfer Cocktail

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    If you think Jägermeister is just for shots, this delicious tropical cocktail is here to change your mind. Coconut rum and pineapple juice in equal proportions tame the infamous Jägermeister liqueur, transforming it into an easy-drinking, tropical tipple that is perfect for a summer day by the pool or at the beach. Garnish glasses with lemon peel or drop in a maraschino cherry.

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    Frozen Rock Lobster Cocktail

    Frozen Rock Lobster cocktail

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    The frozen rock lobster cocktail is a fun and fruity blender drink that tastes like a tropical summer in a glass. Bursting with coconut, banana, and pomegranate flavors (thanks to grenadine), and with two kinds of rum, it's a delicious grown-up slushy to sip on all season long. Feel free to ramp up the amount of grenadine if you prefer a sweeter drink.

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    Coconut Martini

    Coconut Martini

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    Sip a coconut martini for a quick escape. With only four ingredients, including vanilla vodka, coconut rum, and pineapple juice, this creamy martini has all the flavors of an island vacation and a tropical aroma that will remind you of suntan lotion—in a good way. It's sweet enough to serve as a dessert cocktail on a warm summer night.

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    Lava Flow Cocktail

    Lava Flow Cocktail

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    Create a landslide to the bar at your next summer shindig with a tray of tropical lava flow cocktails. The popular Hawaiian drink blends light and coconut rums, fresh banana, strawberry puree, pineapple juice, and coconut cream for a rich and fruity explosion. A paper umbrella garnish is an absolute must.

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    Pineapple Sangria

    Pineapple Sangria

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    Get summer guests into the party mood with an ice-cold pitcher of pineapple sangria. Coconut rum and fresh pineapple add a tropical vibe to a classic Spanish sangria recipe with oranges and lemons. Chill the mixture in the fridge for a few hours before serving, or overnight if you have time, to allow flavors to blend.

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    Cherry Cobbler Cocktail

    Cherry Cobbler Cocktail

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    Drink your dessert with this fruity, boozy, spicy, unique bourbon cocktail inspired by the nostalgic taste of cherry cobbler. It's a fun and sweet drink that includes the flavors of cherry, coconut, pineapple, and cinnamon in an easy-to-mix recipe. A crushed graham cracker rim is a playful finishing touch.

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    Mounds Bar Cocktail

    Mounds Bar Cocktail

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    Do you like the idea of drinking a Mounds candy bar in liquid form? Then you'll flip for the Mounds bar cocktail, a sweet and potent blend of hot chocolate, coconut rum, and whipped cream. Decadent, rich, and creamy, it's the adult way to enjoy candy. Go ahead and make it with an instant cocoa mix for an easy shortcut, or use homemade old-fashioned hot chocolate for a richer chocolate base.

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    Triple Espresso Martini

    Triple Espresso Martini

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    Looking for a vodka martini with a little jolt? This turbo-charged cocktail combining espresso vodka, coconut rum, and amaretto will perk you up and satisfy a sweet tooth. It's like a fancy coffee drink from your favorite coffee shop with a boozy twist. Dress it up for parties with a chocolate rim and optional espresso bean garnish.