Mix 5 ingredients to make a delicious coconut white rum daiquiri (on the rocks or frozen). This recipe is a twist that uses both orange juice and lime juice.
I love sipping on a refreshing coconut cocktail, especially during the hot summer months. This cocktail recipe is refreshing, delicious, and very simple to make.
Daiquiris are a rum-based cocktail typically made with the addition of sugar and lime juice. This recipe puts a spin on that classic cocktail recipe by adding coconut and some orange juice.
Whether you like a cocktail on the rocks or frozen, you'll be able to customize this drink recipe to your liking!
What You'll Learn In This Recipe
- How to make both a frozen coconut daiquiri and one on the rocks.
- My favorite type of rum to use for a coconut daiquiri.
- Ways to adjust this cocktail to match your personal taste and preference.
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Ingredients You Need
You'll only need five simple ingredients for this coconut daiquiri recipe.
- Light rum: This type of rum is also called white rum, and it's known for the light-bodied flavor. You can pick up a bottle of your favorite light rum, like Bacadrí. If you want to learn more about rum, check out this YouTube video all about the different styles of rum.
- Simple syrup: While many daiquiris use granulated sugar, I've opted to use simple syrup so it incorporates more evenly with the cocktail. Feel free to adjust the sweetness depending on your personal taste.
- Unsweetened coconut milk: I love drinks made with coconut milk! This is where the delicious flavoring comes from. There are many different brands available, including Thai Kitchen or Chaokoh. Try visiting an international grocer if you can't find this item at your local store.
- Orange: This is a personal twist I've added to the coconut rum cocktail.
- Lime: Make sure to use freshly squeezed lime juice for the highest quality cocktail.
How To Make This Recipe
On The Rocks Daiquiri
Here's how to make a coconut daiquiri on the rocks.
1. Add rum, simple syrup, coconut milk, orange juice, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled partway with ice. Shake the cocktail together until the drink is nice and chilled.
2. Next, double strain the cocktail into a chilled glass. You'll use both a mesh strainer and a hawthorne strainer in order to avoid any ice shards in your cocktail.
Next up, I'm showing you how to make a frozen coconut daiquiri.
1. Add the rum, simple syrup, coconut milk, orange juice, and lime juice, along with 2 cups of ice to a high-powered blender. Blend on a high speed until you see a slushie consistency form.
2. Pour the slushie into a chilled cocktail glass.
Every cocktail needs some kind of creative garnish to finish off the cocktail in an elegant manner and make it enticing to drink. Here's how to make a simple lime twist garnish.
1. Use a peeler to shave off part of the lime peel. If you enjoy making cocktails, you should invest in a Y peeler. It makes the process of creating cocktail garnishes super easy.
2. Trim the rough edges around the lime peel.
3. Grab a straw or another similarly shaped object. Wrap the lime around the straw and hold it for 30 - 45 seconds until the lime holds its shape.
4. Place the lime twist on the side of the cocktail glass.
- To chill your cocktail glass, place it in the freezer for 30 - 45 minutes before mixing up the drink. This will ensure your cocktail stays super cold. Don't skip this step if you're making the frozen coconut daiquiri version. It will prevent it from melting as quickly.
- Is the cocktail too sweet? Adjust the amount of simple syrup to your liking.
- Wondering what type of glass daiquiris are served in? They're traditionally served in a coupe or martini glass. However, use whatever glassware you have on hand!
For this daiquiri, we're using light rum. Light rum, sometimes referred to as white or silver rum, is usually clear and has a lighter-bodied flavor. It's sometimes aged in oak barrels and then filtered to remove any color or impurities.
Light rums taste less pronounced than other rums due to the filtering of the spirit. You can also layer white rum with another more robust flavored rum for a different taste.
A classic daiquiri mixes together light rum, lime juice, and sugar. This recipe is a twist on the classic daiquiri cocktail.
The brand of rum you love is very personal. There's no one best brand of rum. The best type of rum is something that you enjoy drinking.
That being said, I like using a simple Bacadrí light rum for this coconut daiquiri recipe.
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5 Ingredient Coconut Daiquiri (On The Rocks & Frozen)
- 2 ounces light rum
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 1 ounce unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
- ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- lime twist for garnish
On The Rocks Daiquiri
- Add rum, simple syrup, coconut milk, orange juice, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled partway with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 30 seconds.
- Double strain using a hawthorne and mesh strainer into a chilled glass. Optionally garnish with a twist of lime.
- Add the rum, simple syrup, coconut milk, orange juice, lime juice, and 2 cups of ice to a high powered blender. Blend on high until a slushie consistency forms.
- Pour into a chilled glass. Optionally garnish with a twist of lime.
Delicious not too sweet, just the right amount of sweetness
I'm so glad you liked it, Michelle! Thanks so much for sharing with me! Happy New Year 🙂