Coco Loco is a coconut creamy and rich cocktail very popular around the Cartagena beaches in Colombia. It’s very easy to make and delicious.
what is Coco Loco?
It is a Colombian Coconut Cocktail, popular on the Caribbean coast of the country. Coco Loco literally translates to “Crazy Coconut“.
There are different variations of Coco Loco throughout the country and every vendor has his or her own recipe for it, but its pretty much a cocktail made with rum, tequila, vodka, lime juice, coconut cream, coconut water and ice cubes.
This refreshing drink is usually sold by vendors around the beach who make them right in front of you while you wait. They take a fresh coconut and make a hole in the top with a macheteand then prepare the delicious and fresh Coco Loco for you. They always serve this cocktail in fresh coconuts, the presentation is beautiful and the drink is absolutely amazing!
I didn’t have fresh coconuts today so, I served it in a gooseberry and mason jars, but if you can find fresh coconuts use them as a serving glass and your guests will love you for it.
You can serve this coconut cocktail with my shrimp ceviche like I usually do.
I hope you enjoy making this coconut cocktail. It is extremely refreshing for summertime parties, after dinner drinks or just sitting on the porch reading a magazine.
If you like coconut and creamy drinks, this is the drink for you. Want more Colombian cocktail recipes? Try my sabajón, aguardiente sour and refajo.
Ingredients to Make this Drink
You’ll find the printable recipe card with exact amounts and directions below.
rum: Use your favorite rum. I like to use white rum for my coco loco.
Vodka: I recommend using a good quality vodka.
Tequila: Use a good quality tequila for the best flavor.
Cream of Coconut: This is sweetened, creamy and thick coconut in a can. Cream of coconut is not the same as coconut milk and coconut cream. You can find it online or at a local liquor store. I usually buy the brands Coco Real or Coco Lopez
Coconut Water: I prefer fresh coconut water to make this cocktail.
Lime: The juice to make the cocktail and slices to decorate the glass.
Ice: To serve
How to Make Coco Loco
- Place all the ingredients, except the ice and lime slices, in a blender, and blend for a few seconds, or until smooth.
- Pour into a glass or a fresh coconut. Garnish with a lime slice and serve immediately.
Coco Loco Recipe (Colombian Coconut Cocktail)
- Ice cubes as needed
- ¼ cup rum or to your taste
- ¼ cup vodka or to your taste
- ¼ cup tequila or to your taste
- 2 cups
cream of coconut
- 1 cup coconut water
- Juice of 3 limes
- Lime slices to serve
Place all the ingredients, except the ice and lime slices, in a blender, and blend for a few seconds, or until smooth.
Pour into a glass or a fresh coconut. Garnish with a lime slice and serve immediately.
calories: 756kcalCarbohydrates: 106gProtein: 0.4gfat: 25gSaturated Fat: 22gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gsodium: 137mgpotassium: 151mgFiber: 6gSugar: 100gVitamin C: 1mgcalcium: 14mgIron: 0.2mg