Mix 5 ingredients to make a coconut rum daiquiri (classic or frozen), and learn the in's & out's of rum.
This coconut daiquiri - whether you drink it classic or frozen style - is the ultimate rum cocktail! This simple, 5 ingredient cocktail is made with white rum. It's perfect for a hot summer day, or a beautiful white holiday cocktail. Coconut and rum is a classic combination and blends together beautifully in this cocktail. And don't forget the twist with a secret ingredient...some freshly squeezed orange juice.
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Let me tell you what I love...sipping on a coconut daiquiri made with a delicious white rum and day dreaming that I'm sitting on beach. I mean come on, that's the life! Don't worry about the fact that we're dead in the middle of winter.
To get us through a long winter, you're going to need this coconut daiquiri! It's made with freshly squeezed lime and orange juice, coconut milk, and of course your favorite white rum!
This post goes along with our cocktail video series where I teach you the basics of liquor. The goal of this series is to get you more familiar with the basic in’s and out’s of common liquor (how it’s made, how to buy a bottle you’ll like, and how to make mixed drinks with it). By the end of the series, you’ll be a pro at mixing up fun and inspiring drinks in your home bar. Be sure to follow along on YouTube!
Coconut Daiquiris - Multiple Ways
What I love about this rum drink is the versatility it has! Whenever I make cocktails (you can check out all the recipes here), I love being able to use the same drink recipe for various needs. Let me show you what I mean!
You could easily make this drink during the summer, just make the frozen version in the recipe notes.
Or, you could add some beautiful sugared cranberries as a garnish and use this as a classic and timeless holiday or Christmas rum cocktail.
You could also try swapping out the white rum for some gold rum. I haven't tried this yet, but let me know how it tastes!
There are endless possibilities! Just use your creativity and imagination and you'll be off to creating amazing cocktails. Just be sure you have a few standard bar tools at home to help you with the job!
Also, if you love these glasses as much as I do, here are some similar options. These are literally my FAVORITE cocktail glasses I own. They're so fun and definitely add a bit of spice to the presentation.
And now, because I want you to be able to make your own versions of your favorite rum cocktails, I thought it would be good to do a mini dive into the world of rum. You can also check out the video where we go over all things rum!
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What Type of Rum Is In A Daiquiri?
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. They are sometimes aged in oak barrels and then filtered to remove any color or impurities.
Light rums typically taste less pronounced than other rums due to the filtering of the spirit. You can also layer white rum with another stronger flavored rum for a different taste.
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Coconut Daiquiri with a Twist
- 2 ounces light rum
- 1 ounce orange juice freshly squeezed
- ½ ounce lime juice freshly squeezed
- 1 ounce unsweetened coconut milk (like Thai Kitchen)
- ½ - 1 ounce simple syrup (depending on your preferred sweetness level)
- Add the rum, orange juice, lime juice, coconut milk, and simple syrup to a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled.
- Strain into a chilled glass.
- Garnish with a twist of lime and lemon.
More Resources on Rum
A brief video on the history of rum - super interesting!
Of course, you'll want to know how rum is made.
I'm obsessed with the Tipsy Bartender, so I have to include his ultimate rum guide on this list.
The five biggest rum myths is a cool article to check out!
I really like how this article breaks down how different regions make your rum taste. I know you'll recognize a lot of the brands in this article.
LET’S SHARE RECIPES
I love trying new recipes! Let’s discover new recipes together on Pinterest!
P.S. If you made this coconut daiquiri cocktail with rum, share a picture with me on Instagram using #HomebodyEats. I love seeing your creations!!