Winter Sunshine – Coconut Rum Cocktail

Do you ever wish you could just make your own sunshine? You know on those drab dreary days and weeks during the winter?  With this delicious and lively coconut rum cocktail recipe, you will feel like you are being transported straight to a tropical beach!

I am not sure how you feel about winter but for me living in Canada and being a non-skier I can do without.  I can do with a snowy Christmas but then I fully expect the snow to melt the very next morning and not leave a slushy pile of goo…

I was driving home the other day … it was freezing outside but the sun had the most magnificent warm orange glow over the horizon.  For just a brief second I imagined that I was driving in the summer heat on my way home to get bikini ready and bask in the sun for the afternoon.

Winter Sunshine Coconut Rum Cocktail Recipe

Well, that dream ended about the second I opened my car door and got blasted with below freezing temps… cold enough to make a polar bear feel right at home.  I would much rather be slurping a tropical beachside drink like this Skinny Strawberry Mojito.

People never really talk about Winter Cocktails but I think they should.  Hell for those of us living in cold climates a little cocktail to warm our bellies is just what we need!  So I got to thinking about the warm looking but totally misleading sunshine I was blessed with today and turn it into this “Winter Cocktail” aptly named Winter Sunshine.

Winter Sunshine Coconut Rum Cocktail Recipe

This coconut rum cocktail recipe is just as misleading as it sounds… It looks all snowy and cold but is brought to life with summer flavours of coconut and orange juice.  Kinda how I felt misled by that sunshine in my car that promised warmth.

Super easy to make you can easily double or triple the recipe to share with friends.  All you need is a good blender that can crush ice well and in my opinion a fancy glass to make you feel like you are somewhere else away from the cold…. even if it is only while you enjoy this divine cocktail.

Winter Sunshine Cocktail Recipe

Winter Sunshine Cocktail
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

This coconut rum cocktail recipe is just as misleading as it sounds… It looks all snowy and cold but is brought to life with summer flavours of coconut and orange

Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cocktail Recipes, coconut milk, orange juice, Rum, Rum Cocktail, summer cocktail
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 175 kcal
Author: Alisa Infanti
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 3 oz canned coconut milk
  • 2 oz pulp free orange juice
  • 2 oz Malibu or Cocnut Rum
  • Coconut Flakes
  1. In a blender combine ice, orange juice, rum and coconut milk.
  2. Blend until a slushy texture.
  3. Rim the edge of a martini glass with orange juice and coat rim with coconut flakes
  4. Pour blended drink into prepared martini glass
Nutrition Facts
Winter Sunshine Cocktail
Amount Per Serving (1 glass)
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 89
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.9g 15%
Saturated Fat 8.8g 44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Sodium 14mg 1%
Potassium 154mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 5.8g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 3.3g
Protein 1.1g 2%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 1%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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9 thoughts on “Winter Sunshine – Coconut Rum Cocktail

  1. I love to try all the recipes for the winter drinks and cocktails but I can’t enjoy them myself as I am allergic to oranges and lemons. Do you think, I can change them with the lemon grass as it is also sour?!

    1. To be really honest I am not a huge fan of lemon grass so don’t use it much to say if it will work but maybe cherry juice would work. Plus cherry juice is excellent for arthritis and inflammation. Runners drink it a lot and in the end it cherry juice is delicious.

  2. I’m in central NY and it’s been freezing here! I know exactly where you’re coming from when you say the sunshine is a liar! This looks like the perfect antidote to the cold though, coconut and citrus always bring me back to summer

  3. Love the sound of this drink. Tropical ingredients to make your forget you car door is frozen shut. Ahhh Canadian winters. 🙂 Happy new year!

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