Some of the best cocktails are the creamy, sweet drinks we crave during a hot summer day or late at night in the winter months. Cream of coconut is used in all types of cocktails to capture this smooth taste, which can work in different settings depending on what it’s mixed with.
Here are some delicious cream of coconut cocktails that match all kinds of occasions but still give you that creamy and smooth textured cocktail that leaves us wanting more.
Margaritas are a classic summertime drink, and the coconut margarita is no different. This creamy and refreshing cocktail uses cream of coconut for a tropical flavor and tequila for the classic margarita flavor.
Adding a toasted coconut rim blends the flavors perfectly with every sip.
Another classic coconut drink is the piña colada. This creamy cocktail makes one of the best summertime drinks with its cream of coconut, pineapple juice, lime juice, and whatever type of rum you prefer. It’s smooth, cold, and refreshing, cooling you off on a hot day.
If you want to take your piña colada to the next level, add a fresh wedge of pineapple and a slice of lime as garnishes. It’s optional, but it will certainly make the drink more appealing!
This vodka-based cocktail becomes delicious with the addition of cream of coconut, coffee liqueur, and milk. It’s creamy and sweet, and the coffee liqueur makes it perfect for colder months or during the holidays.
There is a vegan version, where you use coconut, cashew, or other alternative milk. So no matter your guests’ dietary restrictions, everyone can enjoy this treat.
If you’re a mojito fan but love creamy drinks, all the same, the creamy coconut mojito combines both into one. With cream of coconut, mint, rum, and lime juice, this cocktail makes a refreshing and unique drink for hot summer days on the beach or sitting on a poolside bar.
The island fishbowl is a fun summer cocktail that uses coconut rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice, heavy cream, and cream of coconut. Saving the two creams for last, this themed summer drink is sweet, creamy, and delicious for any hot day resting by the poolside.
The blue coconut cocktail takes a twist away from the summertime cocktails and introduces a winter-themed festive drink. Using similar flavors of pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and blue, the difference is the white coconut flakes for a frosty rim.
The banana cabana is a creamy coconut and banana cocktail with Kahlua, Baileys Irish Cream, and white rum. Its tropical flavors and cold temperature make it a delicious summer vacation drink. However, by incorporating nutmeg, this tropical drink can become a holiday one.
The coconut cloud martini is a simple cocktail with rum, vodka, and cream of coconut. It’s strong and bold but makes a perfect warming drink on a cold evening. With toasted coconut sprinkled on top, this martini makes coconut a delicious winter-season flavor.
A coconut rum painkiller is a spicy and creamy cocktail perfect for a hot summer day but can also work as a winter cocktail as well. With allspice dram, nutmeg, coconut rum, dark rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and cream of coconut, this delicious drink is sweet and spicy.
With the cream of coconut, amaretto, coconut rum, coconut water, and minneola tangelo, this creamy coconut and orange-flavored cocktail are ideal for hot summer weather. It’s cold, smooth, and sweet, perfect for sitting by the pool and keeping cool.
The milk maid is a tequila cocktail with cream of coconut, lime juice, cucumber, and simple syrup. It’s a refreshing cocktail despite its creamy addition and mixes well despite the differences in textures.
The milk maid is cool and delicious, perfect for hot summer days.
Cream of coconut cocktails are the best additions to any bartender’s arsenal. Its creamy flavor can make a drink smooth and delicious and thicker but still strong. It boldens the coconut flavor of any drink and leaves us wanting more with every sip.
If you don’t see your favorite cream of coconut cocktail on our list or feel there’s an important one we’ve missed, comment it down below!
I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.
In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.