Coco Loco


Indianapolis bartender Ryan Puckett combines his penchant for tiki cocktails with a childhood favorite, orange soda floats; the result is this tropical orange-cream soda. "I'd make orange soda floats with my grandma, so that flavor pairing is something I've always loved," he says. This recipe originally appeared in the Food & Wine 2016 Cocktails book.

1 drink


  • 1 ounce Coco López sweetened cream of coconut

  • 1 ounce heavy cream

  • 1 ounce fresh pineapple juice

  • Ice

  • 4 ounces chilled orange soda, such as San Pellegrino Aranciata

  • Small pinch of freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Coco López, cream and pineapple juice. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Pour the soda into a chilled, ice-filled collins glass; strain the contents of the shaker into the glass and garnish with the nutmeg.

    Coco Loco
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