Coco Loco (Colombian Coconut Cocktail)

by Erica Dinho on August 1, 2013

Coco Loco (Colombian Coconut Cocktail)

I have a killer summer cocktail for you today called “Coco Loco“! Coco Loco is a Colombian Coconut Cocktail, popular on the Caribbean coast of the country. Coco Loco literally translates to “Crazy Coconut“. This 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 machete, and 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!

Coco Loco (Colombian Coconut Cocktail)

I didn’t have fresh coconuts today so, I served it in a totuma and mason jars, but if you can find fresh coconuts use them as a serving glass and your guests will love you for it.

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.

Coco Loco (Colombian Coconut Cocktail)

I hope you enjoy making this Coco Loco cocktail. It is extremely refreshing for summertime parties or just sitting on the porch reading a magazine.

Buen provecho!

Coco Loco (Colombian Coconut Cocktail)

About 4 servings

Ice cubes as needed
1/4 cup rum or to your taste
1/4 cup vodka or to your taste
1/4 cup tequila or to your taste

2 cups coconut cream

1 cup coconut water

Juice of 3 limes

Lime slices to serve

Recetas de comida Colombiana


  1. lace all the ingredients, except the ice and lime slices, in a blender, and blend for a few seconds, or until smooth.
  2. our into a glass or a fresh coconut. Garnish with a lime slice and serve immediately.
  3. Comida Colombiana

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa August 1, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Do you go loco AFTER you drink it?


2 Erica Dinho August 2, 2013 at 9:15 AM



3 Angie@Angie's Recipes August 2, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Would love one NOW!


4 Norma - Platanos, Mangoes and Me! August 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM

You know my love for coconuts and this is surely will be a favorite.


5 Joanne August 3, 2013 at 5:48 AM

What a refreshing summer drink this is!


6 grace August 6, 2013 at 3:45 AM

i’m loco for coco, so this could quickly become my go-to cocktail!


7 Karen P February 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM

I just got back from Cartagena and so enjoyed my Coco Loco on Playa Blanca! Brings back great memories to see your post – thanks!


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