Surf’s Up! Tropical Vodka Cocktail With Coconut Cream On Top!

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This gorgeous Tropical Vodka Cocktail is a fancy blue drink topped with delicious coconut cream which gives it a really attractive two-tone effect, that inspired the cocktail’s name – Surf’s Up! Ready in just 5 minutes, ingredients include vodka, rum, coconut water, and Sprite.

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Tropical Vodka Cocktail

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Is there anything better than a tropical vacation?

Sunny beaches, swaying palm trees, and cocktails with coconuts!





If you can’t hop on a plane for some island time, bring the tropics to your backyard with this Surf’s Up tropical vodka cocktail.

It’s easy to make and packs a flavorful punch with coconut cream on top. Cheers!

           

Ingredients Used In This Cocktail

For your convenience, I’ve linked any specialized ingredients needed for this recipe to Amazon below.

  • Ocean Organic Vodka – or your preferred Vodka brand
  • Dekuyper Island Punch Pucker – or you could use Blue Curaçao
  • UV Blue Raspberry Vodka – in the UK there is JJ Whitley Blue Raspberry Vodka
  • Malibu Pineapple – or other Pineapple Coconut Rum
  • Coconut Cream
  • Coconut Water
  • Sprite – or other Lemon-Lime Soda

This cocktail is shaken, but don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you could just use a container with a tight-fitting lid – like a mason jar or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.

Ingredients for Surf's Up! Tropical Cocktail

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Surf’s Up! Tropical Vodka Cocktail Variations

I like to try and give variations on the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, like how to turn the cocktail into a mocktail so that non-drinkers (and kids if suitable) can enjoy the drink too!

Virgin Surf’s Up! Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)

So that non-drinkers can enjoy a glass of this blue tropical drink we simply remove the alcohol and replace it!

In a cocktail shaker, shake together:

Divide between two glasses and fill with ice. Top up with:

  • 2 oz Coconut cream

And garnish as desired with

  • Orange Slices
  • Maraschino Cherries

You may find the drink is more green than blue because of the use of juices in the non-alcoholic version.

I love the Monin brand of syrups as there are lots of flavors and they are a very versatile ingredient that can be used in cocktails, mocktails, coffee, cocoa, shakes, smoothies, and more.

I haven’t made the mocktail version, so I recommend adding the syrups to taste as they may add a sweetness that you may not necessarily get from alcoholic liqueurs.

For adults who would still like to enjoy the taste of alcohol in their mocktail, you could try non-alcoholic vodka alternatives. In the UK, try Strykk, which is also available on Amazon in the UK and Amazon.com. There are other brands, but this one was more widely available.

Simply use the non-alcoholic vodka instead of the regular kind in the recipe card, and use the syrups/non-alcoholic suggestions above.

Frozen Surf’s Up

Want to turn this beverage into a frozen slushie? Easy! Put all the ingredients (except the coconut cream and garnish) in a blender with a generous amount of ice – then blend till smooth. Top with coconut cream. Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze! You could do the same with the mocktail version too.

Surf’s Up! Tropical Vodka Cocktail For a Crowd!

Want to make a big batch of this tropical vodka cocktail for a party or gathering? It’s so easy!

As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc.,) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to.

To make a big batch of Surf’s Up!, mix together:

  • 1 part Ocean Organic Vodka
  • 1 part Dekuyper Island Punch Pucker
  • 2 parts UV Blue Raspberry
  • 2 parts Malibu Pineapple
  • 4 parts Coconut water
  • 4 parts Sprite

Place the coconut cream in a pitcher for guests to top off their drink along with the garnish.

  • 2 parts Coconut cream
  • Orange Slices
  • Maraschino Cherries

Serve the large batch cocktail in drinks dispensers, or pitchers, or go really retro and serve from a punch bowl! Whichever container best suits your event (and the drink!).

Make sure you add plenty of ice to your serving container of choice to keep the cocktail chilled. And you can add some fruit garnish in there too such as orange slices and maraschino cherries.

Or why not skewer the fruit onto cocktail picks for guests to garnish their drink?

When setting up your bar serving area, you could include:

           
Vodka & Blue Curaçao Cocktail

This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence. Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.

How Do I Make A Surf’s Up Tropical Vodka Cocktail?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

Tropical Vodka Cocktail Recipe

Surf's Up Tropical Vodka Cocktail

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This gorgeous Tropical Vodka Cocktail is a fancy blue drink topped with delicious coconut cream which gives it a really attractive two-tone effect, that inspired the cocktail's name - Surf's Up!

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Ocean Organic Vodka
  • 1 oz Dekuyper Island Punch Pucker
  • 2 oz UV Blue Raspberry
  • 2 oz Malibu Pineapple
  • 4 oz Coconut water
  • 4 oz Sprite
  • 2 oz Coconut cream

Optional Garnish

  • Orange Slices
  • Maraschino Cherries

Instructions

  1. Place the Vodka, Island Punch Pucker, Blue Raspberry, Malibu, Coconut Water, and Sprite into a large cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 15 seconds to combine.
  2. Pour the mixture into two glasses filled with ice.
  3. Top with coconut cream and garnish as desired. Enjoy!

    Tropical Vodka Cocktail Recipe
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 4gSugar: 35gProtein: 2g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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