Coco Loco

Coco Loco Cocktail – Outstanding Colombian Coconut Drink

About The Coco Loco

The Coco Loco is a popular beach and street stand cocktail in Colombian that has spread to other parts of the Caribbean. Now I’ve never been to Colombia and couldn’t find any old recipe books mentioning it so everything I have learned about it I got from the all mighty Google. Granted it does seem to be a pretty popular beach goer and tourist drink with each selling using a different recipe. I couldn’t find anything canon on the coco loco and like so many Caribbean cocktails it seem to be comfortably living as a quite local drink with countless variations. The coco loco is often made right on the beach in front of the customer. The vendor cuts the top off a coconut, add the ingredients in with the coconut water, gives the coconut a couple shakes and put a straw in the hole. Although even with all the variety every recipe I tested includes coconut cream, coconut water, lime juice, simple syrup, vodka, white rum, and silver tequila. So basically I just stuck to the average of most recipes I found. I do question how old it is and can’t see it being older than the 1950s, at the most. The inclusion of vodka is odd since vodka didn’t really leave Russia in large volumes till the bolshevik revolution in 1917. Furthermore vodka didn’t become a popular cocktail spirit till the 1940s with the invention of the Moscow Mule in LA. If the Coco Loco is older than that then I imagine vodka was a later addition to boost the ABV for suit american taste.

Variations of the Coco Loco

From what I read there seem to be as many recipes for the coco loco as there are people making it. Its a cheap and easy to make cocktail that tourist can be suckered into paying a high price for. In fact most of the major Caribbean cruise ships have their own recipe for it too. The recipe provided here is the sum of all the recipes I could find for it in English and Spanish averaged out. Think of this as a default recipe, but if you want to add something that improves it or make it unique then go for it.

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Coco Loco Cocktail – Outstanding Colombian Coconut Drink

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Course: DrinksCuisine: Colombian
Servings

1

servings
Calories

356

kcal
ABV

9%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make a Coco Loco.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice

  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup

  • 2 oz Coconut Milk

  • 2 oz Coconut Water

  • 1/2 oz Vodka

  • 1/2 oz Silver Tequila

  • 1/2 oz White Rum

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in the shaker and add ice to the shaker.
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Strain into glass filled with ice.

Notes

Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

Tequila Sunrise – Classic 1970s Breakfast Cocktail

The Tequila Sunrise was invented in the 1970s just north of San Francisco in Sausalito, California. This is a cute little drink but don’t mix it or it will end up a weird unappetizing brown color. Pour the grenadine first and float the orange and tequila mix on top by pouring over the back of a spoon slowly.

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Tequila Sunrise – Classic 1970s Breakfast Cocktail

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Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

servings
Calories

405

kcal
ABV

10%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make the a classic Tequila Sunrise.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Silver Tequila

  • 5 oz Orange Juice

  • 1 oz Grenadine

Directions

  • Add Ice To Mixing Glass. Combine all ingredients in the mixing glass except the grenadine.
  • Stir the ingredients for 15 – 20 seconds to properly chill and dilute the drink.
  • Strain into serving glass and gently pour in the grenadine so it settles on the bottom.

Notes

Margarita

Margarita | Oldest Known Recipe – 1937 Cafe Royal Cocktail Book

This is the tequila variation of the Sidecar, swapping out the brandy for tequila and the lemon juice for lime juice. Practically every old bar in Mexico that dates back to the 1930s claimed to have invented the Margarita and has some amazing story of how it was thought up. I’m going to go with something a bit more controversial and say the margarita was invented by William J. Tarling in London. He called it the Picador, but it is the exact same recipe. To his credit he did publish one of the oldest recordings of it in his 1937 Cafe Royal Cocktail Book, and he was know for being one of the earliest Bartenders to mix with tequila. He’s the creator of the Matador, the Picador (the margarita), and several others. Perhaps the name margarita was applied to it in Mexico, who knows. It’s hard to pin down old information about a cocktail as ubiquitous as the margarita that is also trust worthy. Thats why I personally feel this was actually an English Cocktail originally. The region make sense with it being a variation of the French sidecar. It’s the oldest printed record of it. The bartender was know for experimenting with tequila.

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Margarita | Oldest known Recipe – 1937 Cafe Royal Cocktail Book

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Course: DrinksCuisine: Mexican
Servings

1

servings
Calories

247

kcal
ABV

32%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make a classic Margarita.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 oz Lime Juice

  • 1 oz Orange Liqueur

  • 2 oz Silver Tequila

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in the shaker. Add ice to the shaker.
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Strain into glass to remove ice shards.
Matador Cocktail

Matador Cocktail – Original 1937 Cafe Royal Recipe

A more contemporary take on the Matador, this recipe is more tiki like than its original older British version. It was first published in the 1937 Cafe Royal Cocktail Book by William J. Tarling. Don’t go looking too hard for this book, there is only one left in the world, but thanks to the power of the internet you can google a free pdf version of it. If you want to make the original 1937 version it’s equal parts of orange liqueur, dry vermouth and tequila.

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Matador Cocktail – Original 1937 Cafe Royal Recipe

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Course: DrinksCuisine: British
Servings

1

servings
Calories

189

kcal
ABV

12%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make a classic Matador.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice

  • 4 oz Pineapple Juice

  • 2 oz Silver Tequila

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in the shaker. Add ice to the shaker.
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Strain into glass to remove ice shards.
LA Water Cocktail

La Water Cocktail – An Strange Looking, BUT GOOD, Modern COCKTAIL

A friend of mine suggested I add this cocktail and while the stuffy pretentious drinker in me turns up it’s nose to modern cocktails like this, the laid back, chill me loves drinks like this. I have no idea who first made this, they are most likely still young and still alive, but I am going to take a wild guess and say it was first mixed somewhere in LA. the joke is that this funky colored drink is suppose to look like the tap water in Los Angeles. I get that the joke is the water is gross and funky but if the tap water there actually tasted like this I would move to LA and never look back. No its not vintage but its super good.

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La Water Cocktail – An Strange Looking Modern Classic

4 from 1 vote
Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

servings
Calories

335

kcal
ABV

30%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make a strong and tasty LA Water cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice

  • 1 oz Blue Orange Liqueur

  • 1/2 oz Raspberry Liqueur

  • 1/2 oz Midori

  • 1/2 oz Vodka

  • 1/2 oz White Rum

  • 1/2 oz Silver Tequila

  • 1/2 oz Dry Gin

Directions

  • Add ice to the serving glass.
  • Combine all the ingredients in the serving glass and add 1 drop of blue food dye if you do not have blue orange liqueur.
  • Give the drink a few turns to mix and chill.
Durango Cocktail

Durango Cocktail – Original 1972 Trader Vic’s Recipe

This is exactly the same structurally as the Paloma but it substitutes orgeat(almond) syrup for the normal simple syrup. Where the Paloma has a refreshing clean grapefruit flavor, the orgeat gives the Durango a really cool nutty and cherry-ish flavor.

The earliest reference I can find of this, is in Trader Vic’s 1972 revised bartending guide. The original 1947 edition did not have any tequila cocktails in it.

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Durango Cocktail – original Trader Vic’s Recipe

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Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

servings
Calories

200

kcal
ABV

10%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make a classic Durango Cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice

  • 1/2 oz Orgeat

  • 1.5 oz Grapefruit

  • 1.5 oz Silver Tequila

  • 2 oz Soda Water

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients except for the soda water in a shaker with ice.
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Pour into the serving glass. Lastly add the soda water.

Notes

Paloma Cocktail

Paloma Cocktail – Fresh Grapefruit Juice Recipe

There are two ways to make this. 1). This way, its more tart and fruity or 2). With 3oz (90 mls) of grapefruit soda. The grapefruit soda replaces the grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and soda water. It’s sweeter and easier but not quite as good.

Truth is I don’t know which is the older version of the cocktail. From all my digging around I can cite multiple sources that claim the soda one was first and others that claim the juice version is older. If you’re going to go the soda route then grapefruit Izze or a Grapefruit Agua Fresca sounds good. Tequila with squirt sounds a little ratchet, but thats just my opinion.

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Paloma Cocktail – Fresh Grapefruit Juice Recipe

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Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

servings
Calories

294

kcal
ABV

10%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make a fresh grapefruit paloma.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice

  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup

  • 2.5 oz Grapefruit Juice

  • 2 oz Silver Tequila

  • 2.5 oz Soda Water

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients except for the soda water in a shaker with ice.
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Pour into the serving glass. Lastly add the soda water.

Notes

Bloody Maria Cocktail

Bloody Maria Cocktail – An Amazing Bloody Mary Variation

This is the tequila variation of the Bloody Mary and I will apologize in advance for this but I’m not the biggest fan of Bloody Marys. I only like the ones I make. Therefore I am keeping this strictly historical. I have no idea what the origin of this specific cocktail is, nor was I able to find anything solidly historic in books or online.

The story of the original Bloody Mary goes that it was invented in 1920s by Fernand Petiot, a French bartender working at The New York Bar in Paris, France. The bar was later renamed Harry’s New York Bar after it was bought by Harry MacElhone. Fernand came up with the cocktail as a kind of a hair of the dog drink to cure hangovers and the popular myth states it was none other than the famous drunk Ernest Hemingway first ordered it. While that most likely is not true, its still a fun to imagine.

After prohibition ended Fernand Petiot immigrated to the New York in the 1930s and served his signature cocktail at The King Cole Bar in the St. Regis Hotel. In France the Bloody Mary was still just tomato juice and vodka but upper class New Yorkers were not impressed and found the drink 2 demential and too tomato-y. He was asked to spice it up a bit. English being his second language, he took it quite literally. He added hot sauce, salt and pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. The hot and spiced up remake was a hit. The very fancy St. Regis Hotel found the name Bloody Mary to be too vulgar for it’s wealthier/stuffier guest and tried to change the name to The Red Snapper, but it was too late. The cocktail had expanded beyond its walls and the public continued to call it the Bloody Mary. The Bloody Maria is a Mexican variation of that drink. In this you are substituting vodka for tequila and Tabasco for a Mexican hot sauce. So spice it up and go wild.

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Bloody Maria Cocktail – An Amazing Bloody Mary Variation

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Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

servings
Calories

183

kcal
ABV

10%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make an amazing Bloody Maria.

Ingredients

  • To taste Horse Radish

  • To taste Salt

  • To taste Black Pepper

  • To taste Worcestershire sauce

  • To taste Hot Sauce

  • 1 oz Lime Juice

  • 5 oz

  • Tomato Juice
  • 2 oz Silver Tequila

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in the shaker. Add ice to the shaker.
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Strain into glass filled with ice.

Notes

Adios Motherfucker Cocktail

Adios Motherfucker Cocktail – The Best AMF You Will Ever Have

Is The AMF a Trashy Drink

I know the name of this is Vintage American Cocktails and that this is not a vintage cocktail, but who cares. The truth is it’s actually a pretty good cocktail, and contrary to popular belief it’s not that boozy. Or if made properly it shouldn’t be. This cocktail has a reputation, similar to the Cosmopolitan, for being a trashy club drink young people like to order so they can say they got an Adios Motherfucker. Unfortunately, because of this connection it’s suffered the same fate as the Cosmopolitan; A good cocktail that normal people are afraid to order to avoid looking trashy. Granted it’s name is Adios MotherFucker so it was destined to end up with that image. another name for it is the AMF, but saying Motherfucker is a lot more fun.

Most recipe calls for sweet and sour but sweet and sour mix is just a poor imitation of orange liqueur, sugar, and lemon juice. This version of the Adios has all the same per proportions as a more standard recipe but by replacing the sweet and sour mix and sprite with better ingredients you get a something much much better. This is actually a really good version of the adios.

ADIOS MOTHERFUCKER Vs Long Island Ice Tea

It’s similar to the Long Island Ice Tea in that it has almost every different kinds of spirits in it. Unlike the long island they are in small quantities and if you’re going by ABV and structure its actually more similar to a John Collins than the Long Island Ice Tea.

Cointreau Vs Blue Curacao

Cointreau and Curacao or blue curaçao are actually all the same liqueur. The only difference is Cointreau is a brand name and Blue curaçao is a general term for orange liqueur with blue food dye added. They are all orange liqueurs and the difference between them and other orange liqueurs like triple sec all comes down to brand names and marketing gimmicks. Bols was actually the first to manufacture orange liqueur using the bitter oranges from the island of Curacao the owned in the Caribbean. As orange liqueur grew in popularity in Europe other manufactures entered the scene. Cointreau marketed theirs as being made from a triple distilled dry beet sugar spirit base which provided a more bright clean orange taste. They called it Cointreau triple sec. They owned the name to Cointreau but not triple sec, and soon many cheap orange liqueurs flooded the market as a “triple sec” liqueur. Some branded them selves as a “Curacao” liqueur and others began adding bright colored food dyes to make them stand out from the others. Cointreau eventually dropped the headline triple sec from its marketing since the term was now associated with cheaper products but the term endures. That is a brief history how the market became flooded with triple secs, curacaos, colored curacaos, Cointreaus, etc, that are ultimately the same ingredient but cause so much confusion for so many people. For a more in-depth history of Orange liqueur please download my app and navigate to the orange liqueur ingredient description. links at the bottom of this page

How Does It Taste

The Adios Motherfucker is actually a great cocktail. It’s taste is similar to a Collins style cocktail and the bright blue color is so fun. Even though it has all the same spirits as the Long Island Ice Tea it taste nothing like a Long Island. The Adios has almost a boozy sparkling lemonade taste. The sweetness and soda water help cut the drink to a more manageable alcohol level and make it (I think) a refreshing cocktail that will still give you a slight buzz.

The Most Important ingredient

There is not really any ingredient in the Adios that effects the flavor in any meaningful way. There are so many different ingredients and in such small amounts that they all get lost in the mix. The only advice I have for this cocktail is not to buy Blue orange liqueur but use one drop of blue food dye instead. Unless you plan on making tons of these in a short period of time your best bet is to just by a normal clear orange liqueur like Cointreau and add blue dye. Because if you buy blue orange liqueur you will be trapped into only being able to use it for this and maybe a couple other cocktails. I have a bottle of blue curacao that I bought maybe 4 or 5 years ago and its still half full.

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Adios Motherfucker Cocktail – The best AMF you will ever have

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Tomas Curras Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

servings
Calories

311

kcal
ABV

11%

Total time

3

minutes

The best Adios Motherfucker that actually taste great.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Lemon Juice

  • 1 oz Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 oz  Blue Orange Liqueur

  • 1/2 oz Vodka

  • 1/2 oz Dry Gin

  • 1/2 oz Silver Tequila

  • 1/2 oz White Rum

  • 4 oz Soda Water

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients except for the soda water in a shaker with ice.
  • If you do not have blue orange liqueur then add 1 drop of blue food dye
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Pour into the serving glass and gently add the soda water.

Notes