The Rum Cocoa Loco Cocktail

Rum Cocoa LocoAfter making the Wahine Picante, I’ve been inspired to keep creating cocktails. Tonight, I was in the mood for something chocolatey, rummy, and slightly spicy. We stopped at our local Safeway to pick up groceries for Friday night’s dinner (Grilled Chicken Tacos with a Tropical Salsa) and I was disappointed that I could not find chocolate liqueur in the spirits aisle. Bummer! I was still not ready to give up. Armed with our groceries, I also bought a container of chili powder (you’ll find out) and we headed for home.

Because I have had rum coconut cocktail in the past, I had the basics down, and now I just needed to expand upon it. Here is what I came up with, and it was a decadent treat!

Rum Cocoa Loco

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

4 minutes

1 drink

Serving Size: 1


  • 2 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce cream of coconut
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder


  1. Add all contents to a shaker of ice
  2. Shake vigorously
  3. Rim the glass with a cocoa/chili powder combo (2 parts cocoa, 1 part chili powder)
  4. Strain contents of shaker into a glass
  5. Cheers!
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The Rum Cocoa Loco with its chocolatey and spicy rim is a dessert in a glass with a chili pepper kick!