Traditional Coco Loco Colombian Coconut Cocktail

As a proud Colombian, let me tell you about the magic of the Coco Loco. This isn’t just any cocktail; it’s like a carnival in a coconut, a burst of our vibrant culture in every sip. Growing up here, I’ve seen how this drink lights up faces and gets the party started – it’s our little secret to making any moment feel like a fiesta.

Imagine this: you’re chilling under the Caribbean sun, the rhythm of salsa in the air, and then you take a sip of Coco Loco. Bam! It’s an instant trip to paradise. That’s the feeling I want to share with the world. It’s easy to make, fun to serve, and trust me, it never fails to impress.

So, why not bring a taste of Colombian joy into your home? Mix it up, take a sip, and let the vibrant spirit of Colombia dance on your taste buds. You don’t just make a Coco Loco; you create an experience. And who knows? It might just turn your next gathering into an unforgettable tropical getaway. Vamos, let’s shake things up!

Coco Loco cocktail Colombian recipe

Coco Loco Colombian Coconut Cocktail

Misia Team
Cut the top off a fresh coconut and blend its water with white rum, tequila, vodka, coconut cream, and pineapple juice. Blend with ice until smooth and pour it back into the coconut. Garnish with a pineapple slice and a cherry.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 1
Calories 380 kcal


  • 1 Coconut Opener or Sharp Knife To safely open the fresh coconut.
  • 1 Blender For blending the ingredients to achieve a smooth consistency.
  • 1 Measuring Cup or Jigger To accurately measure the spirits and juices.
  • 1 Straw For sipping the cocktail directly from the coconut.
  • 1 Ice Scoop or Spoon For adding ice to the blender.
  • 1 Garnish Pick or Skewer (optional) To assemble and place the garnish of pineapple slice and cherry on top of the drink.


  • 1 fresh coconut
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 2 ounces coconut cream
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • Ice cubes
  • A slice of pineapple and a cherry for garnish


  • Preparation of the Coconut: Carefully cut the top off the fresh coconut. Reserve the coconut water.
  • Mixing the Cocktail: In a blender, combine the coconut water, white rum, tequila, vodka, coconut cream, pineapple juice, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth.
  • Serving: Pour the mixture back into the hollowed-out coconut.
  • Garnish: Add a slice of pineapple and a cherry on top for garnish.
  • Enjoy: Serve with a straw and enjoy your tropical Coco Loco!


When preparing a Coco Loco cocktail, consider these special notes to enhance your experience and ensure a delightful outcome:
  1. Quality of Ingredients: Use fresh, high-quality ingredients for the best flavor. Fresh coconut water and cream make a significant difference in taste compared to packaged products.
  2. Coconut Preparation: Be cautious when opening the coconut. It’s not only about safety but also about preserving the coconut shell if you’re using it as a serving vessel.
  3. Adjust to Taste: Feel free to tweak the proportions of alcohol and juices to suit your taste. Some prefer it sweeter, while others might want a stronger kick from the spirits.
  4. Chilling is Key: Serve the cocktail chilled. If the coconut water and juices are pre-chilled, it helps maintain a refreshing temperature, especially in warm climates.
  5. Garnish Creatively: The pineapple slice and cherry are traditional, but you can also experiment with other tropical fruits or even a sprig of mint for a fresh touch.
  6. Sustainable Practices: If you have access to biodegradable straws or reusable ones, consider using them to enjoy your cocktail in an eco-friendly way.
  7. Cultural Respect: Remember, the Coco Loco is more than just a cocktail; it’s a part of Colombian culture. Enjoy it with respect and appreciation for its origins.
These special notes aim to enhance your preparation and enjoyment of this delightful Colombian cocktail. ¡Salud!
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