Dominican Coco Loco

Since we will be visiting the Dominican Republic very soon, we started looking for rum drinks and cocktails from the area to try while we’re there. One that we’ve run across a few times is the Coco Loco. Although there are several versions floating around the internet, this one was identified as a Dominican Coco Loco. We’ll do a little research while down there and let you know if this is close. Even if we nailed the recipe though, I have a sneaky suspicion it may just taste even better served in a coconut on a beautiful beach in the Dominican Republic sunshine…


Dominican Coco Loco
(makes one)

2 oz. light or white rum
.5 oz. Amaretto
1 oz. cream of coconut
1 tsp. grenadine
4 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. milk
1/2 c. ice

Pour the rum, Amaretto, cream of coconut, grenadine, milk and ice into a blender and blend until smooth. Add the pineapple juice and continue to blend until smooth. Garnish with a cherry or a slice of pineapple.

For suggestions on what light rum to use, check out our Rum Therapy Reader’s Choice Rum Picks under White Mixing Rums


  1. Ask for a chupito in the northern coast like in Las Terrenas, the restaurants will give you a chupito for free. (it’s a rum drink served in a shot glass)

  2. Jeremy McDaniel says:

    Just went to the DR in August, huge rum culture! Probably only Jamaica and Barbados can compare. Order a Santo Libre, great simple drink that locals love.

  3. Jeremy McDaniel says:

    Make one here: brugal anejo or extra viejo w/ lemon-lime soda n a squeeze of lime. The santo libre is my favorite highball drink. Only Jamaican rum is better than Dominican rum in my opinion.