11 Delicious Coconut Cocktail Recipes

Sweet, Delicious Tropical Drinks to Enjoy Year-Round

Coconut Martini

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Coconut cocktails are among the tastiest treats in the bar and there is a great variety to choose from. You can mix up a tropical piña colada with your favorite rum, but they go far beyond that popular drink. Whether you have a bottle of coconut rum, vodka, or liqueur to use up, or want to try a new cream of coconut or coconut milk cocktail, these recipes are sure to give you a taste of the tropics.

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    Bahama Mama

    Bahama Mama Cocktail Recipe

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    Coconut and pineapple are a natural pairing for tropical cocktails. Popular recipes like the Bahama mama rely on this matchup and it's the perfect beach drink. To make it, you'll need two rums, your favorite coconut and coffee liqueurs, and some pineapple juice.

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    Coconut Martini

    Coconut Martini
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    This is no ordinary coconut martini recipe. Inside this glass, you'll find a sort of inverted Piña Colada with just a hint of pineapple. The base is made up of vanilla vodka, coconut rum, and cream of coconut and it's a stunning little treat. 


    Cream of coconut is the most common nonalcoholic mixer of this flavor and preferred because it is sweeter and thicker than coconut milk. Coco Lopez is the most popular brand and can often be found in liquor stores. Cream of coconut is not the same as creme de coconut, which is typically rum-based liqueur.

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    Coconut Key Lime Momtini

    Natalie Bovis' Coconut Key Lime Momtini from Pregatinis
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    When you're in the mood for a tropical drink without the liquor, mix up a coconut key lime momtini. It's a fun twist on the average coconut cocktail, featuring limeade, coconut milk, and key lime juice. You'll enjoy that it's a lot like a key lime pie in a glass. 

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    Batida Cocktail - Popular Brazilian Cachaca Drink - Passionfruit smoothie
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    The caipirinha is not the only cocktail that's a hot commodity in Brazil. The country also boasts about the sweet, refreshing taste of the batida. This recipe features cachaça as well and adds coconut milk, lime juice, and passionfruit. It can be served on the rocks or blended to fit your mood and the amount of energy you want to put into mixing your drink.​​

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    Coco Light Martini

    Coco Light Martini With Coconut Vodka
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    The creamy coconut cocktails are fantastic, but sometimes you want that same flavor in a lighter form. In this case, turn to the refreshing coco light martini. The recipe is simple and uses both coconut vodka and coconut water with a hint of pineapple and lime. In just a few minutes, a fabulous martini is ready to enjoy. 

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    Rock Lobster

    Popular Rock Lobster Frozen Cocktail Recipe
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    When it's time to pull out the blender, few drinks are as fun to share with friends as the rock lobster. This frosty mix of coconut rum, banana liqueur, grenadine, pineapple, and orange is always a hit. Bonus points if you rock out to the B-52s while mixing it up! ​

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    California Surfer

    California Surfer (aka Surfer on Acid) Mixed Drink With Jagermeister

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    There are times when you just want to pour, mix, and drink. This is when a recipe like the California surfer comes in handy. It's a favorite bar drink that's beyond simple, too. All you need is coconut rum, Jagermeister, and pineapple juice. While it's fantastic on the rocks, the mix also makes a great party shooter or neat martini-like drink.

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    Christmas Margarita

    White Christmas Margarita

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    This snowy white take on a margarita is made with coconut milk, lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and white cranberry juice. It has all the flavors you want from a margarita plus a bit of creaminess and natural sweetness from the coconut. Serve Christmas margaritas at your next holiday gathering.

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    Bushwacker Cocktail

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    It's time to skip the coconut and enjoy a very fun frozen cocktail with a little chocolate in the mix. The Bushwacker is a great recipe that mixes up dark rum, coffee and chocolate liqueurs, cream of coconut, and milk. It's a boozy milkshake, need we say more?

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    Holiday Spice

    Ciroc Vodka's Holiday Spice
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    The coconut should not be reserved for the sweltering days of summer. There's no reason you can't bring it into the holiday season as well. A recipe like the holiday spice is a little piña colada and a little eggnog. You'll be surprised at how well this works and it certainly brightens up the winter season.

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    Mound Bar

    Mound Bar Spiked Hot Chocolate Cocktail
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    As countless candy bars have proven over the years, chocolate and coconut are a delicious combination. When the winter winds pick up, toss a shot of your favorite coconut rum into a steaming cup of hot chocolate and unwind after a busy day with this Mounds Bar cocktail.