Cocotini Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20%

Created by

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 Cocotini, a tropical twist on the classic Martini, was born in the sun-soaked beaches of the Caribbean. It's a favorite among those who love a hint of the tropics in their cocktail. The sweet and creamy coconut flavor combined with the strong kick of vodka makes it a popular choice for beach parties and summer gatherings.

How Cocotini Tastes?

The Cocotini is a delightful blend of sweet, creamy, and strong. The coconut cream gives it a sweet and creamy taste, while the vodka adds a strong kick. The pineapple juice adds a hint of tartness, balancing out the sweetness.

Interesting facts about Cocotini

  • The Cocotini is a tropical twist on the classic Martini.
  • It's a favorite among those who love a hint of the tropics in their cocktail.
  • The sweet and creamy coconut flavor combined with the strong kick of vodka makes it a popular choice for beach parties and summer gatherings.


A few good options for Cocotini are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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The backbone of any martini. Provides a clean canvas that carries the flavors of the other ingredients. At 2 oz, it's just enough to give the Cocotini a kick without turning it into a rocket fuel. Less would make it a mocktail, more would overpower the delicate flavors.

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Coconut Cream

Oh, sweet tropical creaminess! At 1 oz, it gives just enough coconut flavor to transport you to an island paradise, without turning your drink into a Piña Colada wannabe. No coconut cream means no Cocotini. A possible alternative? Coconut milk, although the drink will be less creamy.

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Pineapple Juice

The tangy-sweet dance partner to coconut's rich twirl. 1 oz keeps the balance without turning the drink into a fruit juice break. Take it away? Your drink will lose its tropical punch. Mango juice could swing in as an understudy for a different fruity note.

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Ice Cubes

Chill the scene, but don't dilute the plot. Ice is crucial to shake up and cool down your concoction. No ice means a lukewarm experience that nobody's toasting to.

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Lime Wheel

The final garnish, the zesty flourish! This lime wheel is more than just a pretty face—it adds an aromatic hint to every sip. Leave it off, and you'll miss the subtle tartness that perfectly rounds off the drink.

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Recipe. How to make Cocotini Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the vodka, coconut cream, and pineapple juice.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to ensure that the coconut cream is fully mixed in.
  • Serve in a chilled glass to keep the cocktail cold for longer.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Tropical Salads: The fruitiness of Cocotini would complement a salad with mango, papaya, and avocado.
  • Grilled Seafood: Try it with shrimp or scallops that are grilled to bring out their sweetness.
  • Chicken Satay: The creamy, sweet nature of the drink pairs nicely with the peanut sauce.
  • Sushi: Specifically choose lighter sushi options like a California roll to not overpower the Cocotini.

Drink Pairings

  • Sparkling Water: A great palate cleanser between sips.
  • Iced Green Tea: Its subtle bitterness can be a nice contrast.
  • Coconut Water: To stay on the tropical theme and keep you refreshed.

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What you could change in Cocotini

  • You can substitute the vodka with rum for a more tropical flavor.
  • If you don't have coconut cream, you can use coconut milk instead, but it will be less creamy.

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Mango Cocotini

  • Ingredients: Same as original but replace pineapple juice with mango juice.
  • Recipe: Follow the original recipe steps, but use 1 oz of mango juice in place of pineapple juice.
  • Flavor: Expect a sweeter, slightly more exotic Cocotini that'll make you feel like you're sipping on a different kind of island breeze.

Spicy Cocotini

  • Ingredients: Add a small slice of jalapeño into the shaker.
  • Recipe: Muddle the jalapeño slice in the shaker before adding the other ingredients. Careful on the muddling – you don't want to start a fire in your mouth!
  • Flavor: A cheeky kick that pairs the smooth, sweet flavors with a hit of heat for those who like to walk on the spicy side of the beach.

Blue Cocotini

  • Ingredients: Add 0.5 oz of Blue Curacao to the mix.
  • Recipe: Combine ingredients including Blue Curacao with ice in shaker, strain into glass.
  • Flavor: Dive into a more complex, citrusy Cocotini with an oceanic blue hue that's as mysterious as the depths of the sea.

In case you forgot basics how to make Cocotini

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 Cocotini

What is the origin of the name 'Cocotini'?

The name 'Cocotini' is a combination of 'coconut' and 'martini', indicating its flavor profile and the cocktail type it is based on.

What kind of vodka is best for a Cocotini?

A good quality vodka is recommended for a Cocotini. It can be either flavored or unflavored, based on your personal preference.

Is Cocotini a good option for those who don't usually drink cocktails?

Yes, the Cocotini is a great option for newcomers to cocktails due to its sweet and creamy taste, which can help ease the potent flavor of vodka.

What foods pair well with the Cocotini?

Cocotini pairs well with tropical and spicy foods, like seafood dishes, grilled meats, or fruit-based desserts.

Where does the Cocotini fit into the course of a meal?

The Cocotini can be enjoyed as an aperitif to stimulate the appetite before a meal. However, its sweet and fruity flavors also make it a great after-dinner drink.

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