By Bob White

Coconut milk is made by combining grated coconut with warm water and then pressing out the juice. It has a white appearance and is sweet and creamy. There are many drink recipes with coconut milk and rum because the flavors complement each other well. Mixing drinks can be done with some common kitchen tools.

Rum and coconut milk make many different drinks.


Blend 1 oz. vodka, 1 1/2 oz. white rum, six strawberries, one banana, 1/2 oz. coconut milk, squeeze of lime juice and 1/2 oz. of grenadine. Pour into a tall high ball glass. Garnish with cinnamon.

Pina Colada

Put 3 oz. of white rum, 3 tbsp. of coconut milk and 3 tbsp. of crushed pineapple into a blender with 2 cups of ice. Blend at high speed until smooth. Strain into a Collins glass and serve.


Pour 1 oz. dark rum, 1oz. Kahlua, 1 oz. amaretto, 1 oz. creme de cacao, 1/2 can of coconut milk and 3/4 cup of milk into a blender. Place the blender on medium speed and gradually add ice until thickened. Pour into a cocktail glass and serve.

Pusser's Pain Killer

Mix 4 oz. Pusser's Rum, 4 oz. pineapple juice, 1 oz. coconut milk and 1 oz. orange juice. Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with nutmeg and serve.