Coconut Feni Colada Cocktail Recipe

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Coconut Feni Colada Nutrition Facts


Fat:5 g

Protein:1 g

Carbohydrates:40 g


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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 Feni Colada is a tropical cocktail that originated in the beautiful coastal state of Goa, India. This delightful concoction is a twist on the classic Piña Colada, with the addition of Feni, a local Goan spirit made from the sap of coconut palms. The Coconut Feni Colada is a favorite among tourists and locals alike, who enjoy its refreshing taste and unique blend of flavors.

  • Origin: Goa, India
  • Popularity: Tourists and locals
  • Best enjoyed: On a sunny beach or at a tropical-themed party

How Coconut Feni Colada Tastes?

The Coconut Feni Colada is a sweet, creamy, and refreshing cocktail with a hint of tropical fruitiness. The Feni adds a distinct, slightly earthy flavor that complements the sweetness of the coconut and pineapple.

Interesting facts about Coconut Feni Colada

  • Feni is a traditional Goan spirit made from the sap of coconut palms or the juice of cashew apples.
  • The Coconut Feni Colada is a twist on the classic Piña Colada, which was created in Puerto Rico in the 1950s.
  • The word 'colada' means 'strained' in Spanish, referring to the process of straining the pineapple juice used in the cocktail.


  • Coconut feni: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Pineapple juice: 3 oz(90ml)
  • Cream of coconut: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Fresh lime juice: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Ice: 1 cup
  • Garnish: 1 Pineapple Wedge
  • 1 maraschino cherry:

Coconut Feni

Coconut Feni is a potent, tropical distillate with a distinctive coconut flavor that provides the unique foundation for this cocktail. Not using it could make your cocktail just another Pina Colada! Too little and you won't taste the adventure; too much and you might find yourself swinging from coconut trees.

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Pineapple Juice

This is the tropical melody that dances with the Coconut Feni. Its natural sweetness and acidity balance the richness of the coconut. Lose it, and your colada feels underdressed. Replace it with orange juice for a tangier profile.

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Cream of Coconut

This is the silk in your colada's wardrobe, providing a luscious texture and sweet coconut flavor. Skimp on it, and your drink is just a coconut feni with a splash of pineapple. Sub in coconut milk if you want a lighter touch.

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Fresh Lime Juice

This adds a zesty spark, lifting the whole drink to new heights. Omit at your own peril, as your colada could become cloyingly sweet without this citrusy chaperone. A squeeze of lemon could do in a pinch!

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Ice is the stage crew that transforms this production into a smooth, chilly masterpiece. Without it, your colada would be a tepid side-show. Full on crushed ice for a slushier texture!

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Garnishes: Pineapple Wedge & Maraschino Cherry

These add a touch of kitsch and a hint of sweetness, like the cherry on top of a great performance. While not essential to taste, they're part of the visual fanfare that makes sipping a colada a tropical escapade.

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Recipe. How to make Coconut Feni Colada Drink

  1. Combine ingredients: In a blender, add the Coconut Feni, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, fresh lime juice, and ice.
  2. Blend: Blend the mixture until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour: Pour the blended mixture into a hurricane or tall glass.
  4. Garnish: Place a pineapple wedge on the rim of the glass and add a maraschino cherry on top.

Pro Tips

  • To enhance the tropical flavor, try adding a splash of mango or passion fruit juice to the mix.
  • For a creamier texture, use full-fat coconut milk instead of cream of coconut.

Perfect Pairings


  • Tropical Fruit Platter: The sweet notes from various tropical fruits like mango, papaya, and lychee would complement the fruity flavors of the Coconut Feni Colada.
  • Grilled Shrimp Skewers: The natural sweetness of shrimp pairs nicely with the refreshing and somewhat sweet cocktail.
  • Pulled Pork Sliders: The richness of the pork nicely cuts through the sweetness of the drink, creating a balanced flavor experience.

Main Courses

  • Hawaiian Pizza: The combination of ham and pineapple on the pizza echoes the tropical notes of the cocktail.
  • Jerk Chicken: The spicy and bold flavors of the chicken are cooled down by the creamy and fruity cocktail.


  • Coconut Macaroons: Enhance the coconut theme with these light and tasty cookies.
  • Key Lime Pie: The tartness of the pie would provide a nice contrast to the sweet and creamy nature of the Colada.

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What you could change in Coconut Feni Colada

  • If Coconut Feni is not available, you can substitute it with white rum or another coconut-flavored spirit.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, omit the Coconut Feni and add more pineapple juice or coconut water.

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And of course - twists🍹

Coco-Coffee Colada

  • Ingredients: Same as the original but add 1 oz of cold brew coffee.
  • Recipe: Follow the original recipe but include the cold brew coffee in the blend for an energizing twist.
  • Taste Change: Adds a caffeinated kick and a rich coffee undertone. Great for those who want their paradise with a side of pep!

Spiced Feni Colada

  • Ingredients: Add a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg to the original recipe.
  • Recipe: Include the spices in the blend for a warm, aromatic sip that pairs perfectly with cooler evenings.
  • Taste Change: The spices add warmth and depth, making each sip feel like a tropical holiday by a cozy fire.

Berry Feni Colada

  • Ingredients: Add a handful of mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) to the blend.
  • Recipe: Puree the berries with the other ingredients until smooth.
  • Taste Change: The berries introduce a tart-sweet dynamic and a lush reddish hue, perfect for summer sipping and impressing your brunch crowd.

In case you forgot basics how to make Coconut Feni Colada

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 Feni Colada

What type of glassware is best for serving the Coconut Feni Colada?

The Coconut Feni Colada is typically served in a tall, curvy hurricane glass, although a highball glass or a tumbler can also be used.

How does the taste of Feni compare to other spirits?

Feni has a distinct, slightly earthy flavor that's different from other spirits. Due to its origin from the sap of coconut palms or the juice of cashew apples, it has a unique taste that complements tropical cocktails very well.

Can other garnishments be used for the Coconut Feni Colada?

Yes, while the traditional garnish includes a pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry, other tropical fruits such as mango or passion fruit pieces can be used as well.

How should I store my leftovers?

It is recommended to consume the cocktail soon after preparation to appreciate its freshness. However, if leftover, it can be refrigerated in an airtight container for a couple of hours.

What makes a good quality Feni?

Good quality Feni typically has a distinct aroma which should be pungent and fruity. It also should not be overly harsh on the palate and the aftertaste should be pleasant and warming.

How prevalent is Feni in other Indian cocktails?

Feni is prominently used in Goa, but it's not extensively used in cocktail recipes across India. However, its use is growing as popularity for locally sourced ingredients increases.

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