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15 Best Simple Coconut Rum Drinks (2022 Updated)

Last Updated on October 30, 2022 by Lydia Martin

One of the most popular and unique rums we’ve tasted is coconut rum. This variety has a sweet, tropical flavor that can be enjoyed in several different ways.

Here are a few simple coconut rum mixed drinks and cocktails you can make at home.

Top 15 Simple Coconut Rum Drinks You Can Try

15. Coke & Coconut Rum

man stirring rum and coke cocktail with lime

This simple combination is perfect for summer sipping, making it easy to make at home. You just have to add 1 part of coconut rum and two parts of Coke to your preferred glass with some cubes.

The combination of flavors creates a sweet and tropical drink. The rum adds a smooth, slightly boozy flavor that compliments the sweetness of the Coke.

The coconut rum also gives the drink a nice island-inspired aroma, perfect for hot summer days.

14. Orange Coconut Rum Punch

The best thing about this rum punch is that it’s also very easy to make and flexible. Most people like it with a combination of orange, pineapple, lime, and grapefruit juice, but you could swap out one or more for different juices if you prefer.

Add the rum, pineapple juice, and orange sherbet into a large punch bowl. Stir until everything is combined. Add your ice cubes or blocks of ice. Garnish with oranges and serve immediately.

13. Coconut Rum & Tonic

The coconut rum mixed with tonic is a play on the classic gin & tonic with notes of sweet, tropical coconut and crisp tonic. The rum is smooth and easy to drink, with a light sweetness balanced by the tonic’s tartness.

To make this tasty rum & tonic, combine 1.5 oz of coconut rum with 5-6 oz of tonic water in a highball glass and add ice. You can also adjust the volume accordingly to your desired taste.

12. Frozen Strawberry Coconut Daiquiri

Frozen Strawberry Coconut Daiquiri glass drink on a wooden board

Strawberry daiquiris are so easy to make at home that it’s hard to justify ordering them in a bar!

Combine 1 cup frozen strawberries, ½ cup coconut rum, and ¼ cup lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth. Divide evenly among glasses. Serve immediately with straws or spoons if desired, and enjoy.

This recipe is sweet, fruity, and full of delicious strawberry flavor. It’s a perfect drink for sipping on the patio or by the pool.

Read: Popular Sweet Alcoholic Drinks For Beginners

11. Kombucha on a Beach

This cocktail is as good as chilling on a tropical island in Hawaii. The pineapple and coconut flavors are well balanced, and the kombucha taste adds an interesting twist. [1] The rum is a bit sweet, but the alcohol burn on the finish helps balance it.

One popular way to make this awesome cocktail is to mix 1 part coconut rum with three parts kombucha in a glass and add ice. Stir well and enjoy.

10. Easy Banana Colada

There is no wrong way to make an easy banana colada because you only need coconut rum and medium ripped bananas. Simply combine the two ingredients in a blender with some ice and blend until smooth.

The result is a smooth, creamy flavor drink. This easy cocktail mix is slightly sweet with a hint of coconut, while the banana adds a creamy richness to the drink. The two flavors work well together because they are both sweet and have similar tropical notes. 

9. Coconut Rum & Lemonade

Coconut rum and lemonade taste like a tropical vacation in a glass. The tartness of the lemonade is offset by the sweetness of the rum, making for a refreshing and delicious drink.

In a glass, combine 1 part coconut rum with two parts lemonade.

The coconut rum and lemonade taste is sweet and tart with a hint of coconut flavor.

The sweetness of the rum is balanced by the tartness of the lemonade, making for a refreshing and delicious drink.

8. Coconut Sunrise

Coconut Sunrise cocktail with lemon on a grey background

The coconut rum is the star, with its creamy, nutty flavor. The orange and pineapple juices help to smooth out the harshness of the alcohol in the rum while still allowing its flavor to shine through.

There are many ways to make this tropical cocktail, but one popular recipe calls for one part orange juice, one part pineapple juice, and one part coconut rum.

7. Coco Lime Spritz

Coco Lime Spritz with cococnut and lime on a wooden table

This spritz has a light, refreshing flavor with a tart lime finish. The rum adds a smooth, slightly sweet note, while the lime provides a tartness to balance it.

In a glass filled with ice, combine1 part coconut rum, 1 part lime juice, and two parts sparkling water. Garnish with lime wedges if desired.

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6. Green Hawaiian

This recipe is a twist on the classic Hawaiian punch that uses coconut rum and mint leaves. 

Green Hawaiian is a cocktail made with rum, pineapple juice, and green creme de menthe. It can be served frozen or on the rocks.

This cocktail is fruity and refreshing with a minty finish. The rum gives it a nice kick, while the pineapple juice and creme de menthe balance each other nicely.

5. Coconut Mojito

two glasses of Coconut Mojito cocktail on a wooden table

The first thing you’ll notice about this cocktail is the distinct coconut flavor from the rum. This is followed by the refreshing taste of mint and lime.

The sweetness from the sugar syrup rounds out the flavors and makes for a delicious and refreshing drink.

This recipe for Coconut Mojito is very easy to make. All you need to do is muddle mint leaves, lime juice, and sugar in a glass. Add coconut rum and club soda and stir gently. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs or lime wedges if desired. Enjoy!

4. Pineapple Coconut Martini

woman holding a glass of Pineapple Coconut Martini cocktail on a marble countertop

This martini is a smooth, creamy blend of pineapple, coconut rum, and whipped cream.

The flavors are well-balanced, with the pineapple being the most prominent flavor, followed by the sweetness of the coconut rum. The cream adds richness to the drink, taking it over the top.

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the coconut rum, pineapple juice, and triple sec or other citrus liqueur. Shake well, strain into a chilled martini glass, and top with whipped cream.

3. Watermelon Coconut Rum Slush

glass of watermelon coconut rum slush with lime and mint on a wooden board

This recipe is perfect if you’re looking for a frozen cocktail that celebrates the watermelon flavor. The watermelon gives it a refreshing flavor, while the rum adds just enough of a boozy kick to make this recipe truly irresistible!

Place 1 1/2 cups watermelon juice, 1 cup pineapple juice, and 3/4 cup rum in a blender and blend until smooth. Divide mixture evenly between two glasses, garnish as desired, and serve immediately over ice.

2. Malibu Bay Breeze

glass of Malibu Bay Breeze with lime

The Malibu drink is a special coconut rum cocktail. The pineapple and cranberry add sweetness and tartness. The club soda also adds a bit of fizziness to the drink to make it perfect on a hot day.

Pour two parts of Malibu rum, 3 part pineapple juice, 1 part cranberry or lemon juice, and a splash of Soda with 1/2 cup of ice. Blend until smooth and pour into a hurricane glass. Garnish with a cherry, pineapple wedge, or slice of lime.

Check out our favorite Malibu rum mixers here.

1. Bahama Mama

glass of Bahama Mama with slice of orange

This is for the ultimate rum lovers. The light rum gives it a nice, crisp flavor in this drink, while the dark rum adds some depth and richness. The coconut rum perfectly rounds out the pineapple juice and orange juice’s sweetness.

Mix 1 ounce light rum, 1-ounce dark rum, 1 ounce coconut rum, 3 ounces pineapple juice, 3 ounces orange juice, and 1 ounce grenadine syrup in a shaker with cracked ice. Blend until smooth, and get ready to experience a real tropical vibe.

FAQs

What mixes well with coconut rum?

Coconut rum mixes with pineapple, orange, and cranberry juice. Coconut rum is a versatile drink, and its tropical flavor vibes well with almost any drink, like Soda, cola, and juices of almost all sorts and flavors.

What’s a good chaser for coconut rum?

This drink has many good chasers, including pineapple juice, orange juice, and cranberry juice. Other popular options include ginger ale, cola, and lemon-lime Soda.

Can coconut rum get you drunk?

Yes, coconut rum can get you drunk. Just like any other type of alcohol, the more you consume, the more intoxicated you will become.

However, it is important to keep in mind that every person metabolizes alcohol differently, so some people may feel the effects of intoxication sooner than others. [2]

Final Thoughts

For the most part, these cocktail mixes are very easy to make, which is great. The coconut rum is also a refreshing, flavorful spirit that makes these delicious cocktails possible.

If you’re looking for something different than the typical piña colada or daiquiri, try one of these recipes. You might just find your new favorite summertime drink.

References:

  1. https://www.britannica.com/topic/kombucha 
  2. https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa28.htm 

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