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12 Refreshing Coconut Water Cocktails You’ll Love

Let’s mix things up with coconut water cocktails, perfect for those craving a refreshing twist. These drinks blend the subtle sweetness and nutty flavors of coconut water with various spirits, creating unique, hydrating cocktails. They’re ideal for hot days or whenever you’re looking for a tropical vibe. From traditional mixes to innovative blends, there’s something for everyone. Perfect for beach lovers and exotic flavor enthusiasts, these cocktails promise a refreshing escape. Check out the roundup for some thirst-quenching inspiration.

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Caribeno Cocktail

Caribeno cocktails

If you wish your daiquiris were taller and hailed from San Francisco, try the Caribeno cocktail. This tropical cocktail with coconut water combines lime juice and simple syrup with white rum and coconut water. This light and refreshing cocktail helps transport you to a tropical beach wherever you are.

Coco Loco

Coco Loco Cocktail

Cream of coconut and coconut water turn up the coconut flavors in this cocktail with coconut water. This blended cocktail makes any occasion feel like a party! The addition of both tequila and vodka and rum doesn’t hurt either. Lime juice provides a zesty balance to this cocktail recipe for a crowd.

Coconut-Water Vodka Cocktail

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Low-calorie vodka combines with coconut water for this diet-friendly cocktail with coconut water. This simple cocktail is whipped up in a flash, using only vodka, ice, and coconut water. Top with an optional orange garnish for a citrusy pop of flavor. Reach for this easy mixed drink on a hot summer day or after a round of golf.

Gin and Coconut Water

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This spicy cocktail borrows some ideas from a Moscow Mule for this complex-tasting cocktail. Use ginger juice and lime juice for this cocktail with coconut water, adding gin for liquor. Gently stir this cocktail and enjoy the layers of sweet, bitter, herbaceous, and nutty tastes within this deceptively complicated drink.

Coconut Water Mojito with Basil

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Mojitos remain one of the most popular cocktails to drink poolside or evoke beachy vibes wherever you go. Generous amounts of basil replace the classic mint in this mojito, adding coconut water instead of seltzer. Rum keeps this mixed drink reminiscent of a mojito, with none of the too-sweet reputation of this umbrella drink. 

Cucumber-Coconut Margarita Cocktail

Cucumber-Coconut Margarita Cocktail

The refreshing flavors of cucumber and coconut elevate the traditional sweet and citrusy margarita. Choose silver tequila for this cocktail with coconut water, as well as fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and cucumber for garnish. Reach for this cocktail during warm weather or as a tummy-settling after-dinner drink.

Rum and Coconut Water

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The name of this cocktail with coconut water indicates that this recipe is as simple as it gets. Combine twice as much coconut water as rum in a chilled glass, and enjoy. When the weather is so hot you can’t think of a complicated cocktail recipe, a straightforward rum and coconut water satisfies every time.

Strawberry Coconut Water Lemonade

Strawberry Coconut Water Lemonade

This cocktail with coconut water tastes equally delicious as a cocktail or alcohol-free mocktail. Make this recipe for a crowd, starting with a traditional lemonade recipe. Add fresh strawberries for a beautiful and delicious garnish for the kids or strawberry vodka for an adult kick. Sparkling water brings effervescence to this refreshing drink.

Pink Coconut Water Cosmopolitan

Pink Coconut Water Cosmopolitan

Carrie Bradshaw wishes she would have known about this light and yummy Pink Coconut Water Cosmopolitan during the height of Sex and the City. This recipe sticks closely to the flavors of the original, adding coconut water to the traditional cranberry juice, lime juice, vodka, and orange liqueur combination.

Coconut Lemon Sour Party Pitcher

Coconut Lemon Sour Party Pitcher

This Coconut Lemon Sour Party Pitcher delivers a tart and delicious coconut water cocktail for a crowd. Combine freshly-squeezed lemon juice and unsweetened coconut water in a pitcher for this party-ready recipe. Add simple syrup and vodka for this straightforward and delicious cocktail with coconut water.

Coconut Gin and Tonics

Coconut Gin and Tonics

Gin and tonic remains one of the most popular classic cocktails for any occasion. If you are looking for a light and tasty poolside drink or a great way to begin a multi-course dinner, Coconut Gin and Tonics are the way to go. Add coconut water and tonic water for a diet-friendly cocktail big on subtle flavors.

Pineapple Lime Coconut Water

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Surprisingly pineapple finally joins the list of ingredients for these cocktails with coconut water. This tropical favorite pairs beautifully with lime juice in this tart and sweet pitcher-sized cocktail. Blend all ingredients together for this tasty mocktail, or add your liquor of choice to turn the recipe into a party.

A refreshing cocktail made with coconut water in a transparent highball glass, set on a tropical beach bar. The cocktail has a light, clear appearance, showcasing the purity of the coconut water, with ice cubes and a garnish of a lime wheel and a small umbrella. A whole coconut with a straw is placed next to the glass, emphasizing the natural ingredient. The glass is simple yet elegant. The background displays a serene beach scene with palm trees, white sand, and a clear blue sky, creating a relaxed and vacation-like atmosphere.

12 Coconut Water Cocktail Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 4 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut water, coconut water cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

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