Saoco - Refreshing Rum Drink

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

From "Miami Spice: The New Florida Cuisine." Traditionally, saoco (sa-OH-ko) is made with the water (clear liquid) of a green coconut. Here in Orlando, coconut water is available in cans like soda.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all the ingredients except the ice in a shaker glass and stir with a spoon until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Pour the mixture into a stemmed glass filled with ice.
Most Helpful

The best thing one can do with a can of coconut water. Absolutely delightful, cool and refreshing! Either as is or I also tried with a splash of Malibu added. Great both ways.

rosslare March 19, 2016

Very refreshing on a hot day, and I nearly always have the ingredients handy. A win all around.

duonyte June 29, 2013

YUM!!! Can't believe I've never heard of this drink before! And with a wealth of green coconuts (pipas, here in CR) in the trees surrounding the house - I can tell this will become our go-to rum drink! Thanks for posting!

Jostlori June 27, 2013