Coconut Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Coconut Daiquiri is a tropical twist on the classic Daiquiri, a cocktail that originated in Cuba in the early 1900s. The addition of coconut cream gives this cocktail a creamy texture and a tropical flavor that's perfect for those who love a taste of the islands. It's a favorite among beach-goers and those who enjoy sweet, fruity cocktails.

How Coconut Daiquiri Tastes?

This cocktail is sweet, creamy, and slightly tangy with a strong coconut flavor. The rum adds a bit of warmth and complexity to the drink, while the lime juice provides a refreshing tartness that balances out the sweetness of the coconut.

Interesting facts about Coconut Daiquiri

  • The Daiquiri is named after a small village in Cuba.
  • The original Daiquiri did not include coconut, this is a modern twist on the classic cocktail.
  • The Coconut Daiquiri is often served in a martini glass, garnished with a slice of lime or a cherry.


White Rum

Using 2 oz of white rum establishes a solid base without overwhelming the other flavors. Too much rum and you risk turning your sweet retreat into a tipsy tumble, while too little might leave you wondering where the party went. If substituted with aged or dark rum, you'd introduce deeper, more complex flavors that could overshadow the coconut’s subtle sweetness.

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Lime Juice

1 oz is the sweet spot for lime juice, toeing the line between sour and sublime. Skimp on the lime, and the drink loses its zesty edge, overdo it, and you'll be puckering more than sharing smiles. No lime? Try substituting with lemon juice, but expect a less tropical twist to your sip.

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Simple Syrup

With just 0.5 oz, simple syrup sweetly whispers rather than shouts, ensuring the drink remains balanced against the tang of the lime and the richness of the rum. Go overboard, and you're in syrupy swamp territory. Forget it altogether and the tang might just twist your tastebuds into knots. An alternative? Use agave syrup, and you may find a slightly earthier sweetness in your cocktail.

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Coconut Cream

Ah, 1 oz of coconut cream brings a creamy texture and a whisper of tropical paradise. Too little and you'll be asking 'Where's the beach?' Too much, and you'll be chewing through your cocktail. Substituting with coconut milk results in a lighter, less luxurious mouthfeel, while coconut water would make it much less creamy.

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Ice, as needed, because no one wants to sip a lukewarm cocktail, losing their cool before the night begins. No ice? Expect a spirit-forward cocktail that won't last through a sun-soaked soiree.

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Lime Slice & Cherry

The garnish duo, a slice of lime and a cherry, is not only a visual treat but they also hint at the flavors within. They’re the finishing touches that say 'I'm crafted with care' rather than 'I was mixed in a minute'. Go without, and while the taste remains mostly intact, you miss out on the full experience and Instagram potential.

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Recipe. How to make Coconut Daiquiri Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and coconut cream to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a slice of lime and a cherry.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to fully incorporate the coconut cream.
  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill your glass before serving to keep the cocktail cold longer.

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled shrimp - The sweet and tangy flavors of the coconut and lime play off the succulence of the grilled shrimp beautifully.
  • Chicken satay - The creamy coconut aspect of the daiquiri complements the peanut sauce, and the lime juice provides a pleasant zesty contrast.
  • Fresh spring rolls - Look for ones with mango or papaya for a complementary fruity touch that pairs splendidly with the tropical notes of the cocktail.

Main Courses

  • Jerk chicken - The spiciness of the jerk seasoning is beautifully cooled by the sweet creaminess of the cocktail.
  • Thai curries - The richness of Thai curry is balanced by the daiquiri's refreshing citrus and coconut flavors.


  • Key lime pie - A dessert that shares a lime component with the daiquiri, making them perfect companions.
  • Coconut panna cotta - Accentuates the coconut flavor while the rum provides a nice contrast.

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What you could change in Coconut Daiquiri

  • You can substitute the white rum with dark rum for a richer flavor.
  • If you don't have coconut cream, you can use coconut milk but the cocktail will be less creamy.

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Espresso Coconut Daiquiri

Add a shot of chilled espresso to the mix before shaking. This will bring a robust coffee flavor contrasting with the sweetness of the coconut cream. It’s perfect for those who want a buzz with their buzz.

Spicy Coconut Daiquiri

Muddle a slice of jalapeño or a small amount of habanero pepper in the shaker before adding the other ingredients. This will add a zesty kick to the cocktail making it a thrilling choice for spice lovers.

Chocolate Coconut Daiquiri

Mix in 0.5 oz of chocolate syrup with the other ingredients in the shaker. This creates a dessert-like cocktail with a rich chocolate flavor that could pleasantly surprise chocoholics looking for a tropical twist.

In case you forgot basics how to make Coconut Daiquiri

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Coconut Daiquiri

What are some other variations of daiquiri?

Besides Coconut Daiquiri, there are several popular daiquiri variations such as Strawberry Daiquiri, Banana Daiquiri, and Hemingway Daiquiri. These are typically made with the same base ingredients (rum, lime juice, and sugar), but include additional flavor ingredients.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Coconut Daiquiri?

Yes, you can make a 'Virgin Coconut Daiquiri' by simply omitting the rum. You might want to add a bit more coconut cream or lime juice to make up for the missing volume.

Can I use bottled lime juice instead of fresh?

In general, fresh lime juice provides a superior flavor compared to bottled lime juice. However, if bottled lime juice is all you have on hand, it can be used as a substitute.

What's the difference between white rum and gold or dark rum?

White rum is usually lighter in flavor than gold or dark rum. Dark rums have been aged longer and in heavily charred barrels, giving them a deeper color and stronger, sweeter flavor.

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