Cuban farmers, the humble “guajiros” or “campesinos” of the countryside, have been mixing rum with ingredients provided by the land for hundreds of years. The Saoco is one such drink. A tall, built drink consisting of just rum and coconut water (and maybe a little lime juice if you want). Just grab your machete and crack open that coconut. Of course if you left your machete at home then just head over to your nearest grocery store and pick up some bottled coconut water. Buen provecho!

saoco cocktail


A simple mix of rum and coconut water that delights the palate and refreshes the body.
3.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine cuban
Servings 1
Calories 217 kcal


  • 2 oz rum
  • coconut water


  • In a Collins glass add the rum and crushed ice until the glass is mostly full.
  • Add the coconut water to fill the glass then use a bar spoon to briefly stir the drink.
  • Top with additional crushed ice as needed.
  • Garnish with lime wheel and serve.


Calories: 217kcal
Keyword coconut, coconut water
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