People have been raving about the benefits of coconut milk for some time now. It is a delicious substitute for regular cow’s milk. This is also a popular alternative for the followers of veganism.
Coconut milk is derived from over-ripened brown coconut. It is a white part that is processed and turned into milk and it tastes well too. Some of its benefits include– helping in weight loss, managing or lowering high blood pressure, preventing fatigue, improving digestion and so much more. This is also a good alternative for you if you are lactose intolerant.
What can be better than this is? There is something actually, and that is you can even make several cocktails using coconut milk. Yes, you heard that right, coconut milk cocktails are perfect for the warm spring days or even for tropical themed parties.
Coconut Milk Cocktails
If you want to try some of these then we have some suggestions of cocktails with coconut milk that you might not want to miss knowing about.
1. Pina Colada
You must have already savored this amazing coconut milk cocktail, if not then you have probably heard about this one. It is one of the most popular cocktails made with coconut milk. You need coconut milk, pineapple juice, and white rum. Put the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake it well for 30 seconds till you notice the pineapple juice foams up. Strain and transfer this to a cocktail glass. You can garnish this drink with a pineapple wedge.
2. Bahama Mama
Another drink has the classic combo of coconut milk and pineapple juice. This drink is perfect to drink by the beach or at a make-believe beach party at your home. You need 2 portions of white rum and coffee liqueurs along with coconut milk and pineapple juice. Put all these in a cocktail shaker, give it a nice shake. Strain it and pour it into a cocktail glass with some ice. Garnish it with a cherry or mint leaf.
3. Coconut Milk Punch
To make this simple yet tasty coconut milk cocktail you need to keep these ingredients ready-
- ¼ cup of Coconut Milk
- ¾ cup of Milk
- 2 oz Bourbon
- 1.5 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
To make the drink you need to add these ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake it for 10-15 seconds. Strain the drink and pour it into a cocktail glass with some ice in it. To garnish this drink you can sprinkle some crushed nutmeg which gives a nice look to the drink.
4. California surfer
If you need a no-fuss drink then this coconut milk cocktail variation is for you. Instead of using coconut milk for this one, you use coconut flavored rum, some pineapple juice, and Jagermeister. Simply pour the drinks into the glass, mix, and drink it right away. You can serve it either as the classic on the rocks or even as a neat martini.
5. Christmas Margarita
Perfect for the holiday season or if not then you can still enjoy this snowy margarita which is sweet and perfect for the days you just want to chill out. To prepare this drink you need coconut milk, tequila, lemon juice, cranberry juice, and orange liqueur for the sweet taste. Enjoy this drink with all the flavors from a margarita and the added texture and flavor by the coconut milk.
6. Coconut Martini
To prepare this stunning coconut milk cocktail you need some white rum, vanilla vodka, a little bit of pineapple juice, and top it with some coconut milk cream. Add all the drinks into a cocktail shaker along with some crushed ice. Shake it for 10-15 seconds and then pour the drink into a chilled martini glass. Garnish the drink with a tiny pineapple wedge and enjoy this yummy cocktail.
This one is very close to a milkshake but with the liquor, this drink is simply perfect for the summer season. To prepare this you need coconut milk, dark rum, coffee, and chocolate liqueurs. Add all the drinks into a cocktail shaker with lots of ice, shake it for some time, till it foams up. Pour it into the glass with some more ice. Put in a straw and enjoy this party milkshake.
8. Coconut Milk and Rum Punch
This one is a simple and delicious coconut milk cocktail that you need to try for your next party. To make it you need coconut milk, silver rum, creme de cacao, and sugar syrup for some sweetness. Serve this drink in a cocktail glass with lots of ice.
9. White Russian
If you are intrigued by the name then you need to try this one out and even serve it the next time you have some guests over. For this coconut milk drink, you only need three ingredients that are full-fat coconut milk, vodka, and Kahlua. Pour the drinks Vodka and Kahlua in the ratio of 2:1 parts into a cocktail glass filled with ice cubes. Top this with 1 part of coconut milk. Serve and relish coconut milk cocktail.
10. S’mores Kahlua Cocktail
If you want to enjoy a drink that is great for the fall-winter season and still gives you the summary feelings then this one is for you. To prepare this drink you’d need the following ingredients:
- Coconut Milk
- ½ teaspoon of Cocoa powder
To make this drink you need to add these drinks into a shaker half filled with crushed ice. Mix them well for a few seconds and then strain them into a cocktail glass. If you want to have the ombre effect then you can skip adding the coconut milk to the cocktail shaker and pour it later after adding the drinks. You can use some graham crackers to dip the rim of the glass into it. Also, add some marshmallows for the perfect look.
With all these coconut milk drink recipes you are all set to throw a kickass, summer, or tropical themes party. If that is not what you want, then you can enjoy the feel of sitting by the beach with one of these coconut milk cocktails in your hand, from the comfort of your own home.
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