Maldives Holiday Inspiration

Tasty Coconut Cocktails that Can Enjoy in the Maldives

By Maldives Traveller
March 30, 2021
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Imagine sitting under a coconut tree on a soft sandy beach, quietly enjoying a smooth cocktail made from fresh coconuts. This is one of the many dreams that come true here in the Maldives. The feel of tranquillity that washes over you as you quietly enjoy your drink is indescribable.

The coconut tree and the coconut have always held a special place in the heart of Maldivians. The coconut tree is the national tree, and the coconut has been a staple in the Maldivian diet through the ages.

With the advent of tourism, the coconut has once again taken place in the heart of the industry. It has become a favourite as a welcome drink in many resorts. As you finally arrive at your designated resort after all that tiring travel, feeling hot and bothered, this cooling and refreshing drink hit just the right spot.

Coconut water and cream have also come forth as one of the main ingredients in some of the most popular drinks in the world. Their restorative effects are just the right counterpart to some of the hard liqueur and blend well to make delicious drinks.

As many visitors enjoy these scrumptious drinks made using coconuts, Maldives Traveller has compiled a list of the most popular cocktails. Try them out for an unexpected exotic twist.

Pina Colada

  • Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 oz light rum
  • 2 oz coconut cream
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Preparation

Pour the rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice into a blender with one cup of crushed ice. Blend until smooth, and pour into a glass. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple or a maraschino cherry, and serve.

Road runner

  • Ingredients
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz Amaretto
  • 2 oz coconut cream
  • Preparation

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender together with half-scoop crushed ice. Then simply pour it into a chilled flute. To top things off, garnish with fresh grated nutmeg on top.

Coco loco

  • Ingredients
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz creme de bananes
  • 1/2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz coconut cream
  • 1/2 oz sugar syrup
  • Preparation

Pour the rums, vodka, creme de bananes, pineapple juice, coconut cream and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and strain into a chilled highball glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge, and serve.


  • Ingredients
  • 1 oz bananas
  • 1 oz coconut cream
  • 1 oz creme de bananes
  • 1 oz rum
  • 1/2 oz coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz strawberries
  • crushed ice
  • Preparation

Mix the bananas and strawberries in a blender until they form a smooth paste. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend for another minute. When done, simply pour it into a glass and serve.