Agua de Coco – Coconut, Cardamom and Mint Cooler

More times than not, I’m always looking to order cocktails that are light, bright and refreshing. I did NOT work this hard to lose my summer body in a few days, so to avoid a bloated mess while on vacation, I stick with the simple stuff. Although this punch may not be as simple as a G+T, it’s light and refreshing properties is exactly what I’ll be looking for while on vacation. So join me as I create an abundance of punches and group friendly cocktails this week!

I love me some Coconut. Period. Coconut chips, cream of coconut, coconut water, delicious bounty bars, anything and everything with coconut, I am DOWN. So I knew I wanted to start off my Tropical Punch Bowl week with some coconut vibes. I’ve also been having a ton of Cardamom around the house, so I jumped on the chance to marry coconut and cardamom into one. So in order to still highlight the coconut water without getting masked by too many flavours, I  decided to incorporate a chilled coconut tea in this bowl! It’s great for big groups, keeps costs low, and you’ll kinda feel good about yourself because it’s ‘tea’. 

So with that in mind, I decided to pick up David’s Tea Coco Colada flavour. Any coconut flavoured tea works, but I definitely love the stuff coming out of David’s Tea. I infused the tea by adding cardamom pods to the steeping process. I didn’t want to use up everything though, and being as cardamom pods can be expensive and difficult to track, I bind the flavours together with some cardamom bitters as well. 

And that’s pretty much it folks. With a bit of mint, sugar and a touch of soda, I’m happy to share this punch with my community!

Agua de Coco

A light, refreshing punch that tastes more like a cleanse than a cocktail! Comprises of rums, coconut water, coco colada tea and cardamom!

Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings 2 people
Author Monica C


  • 3 oz Brugal Blanco Rum
  • 1 oz Brugal Anejo Rum
  • 1/2 cup Coco Colada Tea with Cardamom
  • 1 oz Coconut Water
  • 6 Mint leaves
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 Brown Sugar Cube
  • 3 dashes Cardamom Bitters
  • 2 oz Soda


  1. In a pitcher, place sugar, cardamom bitters and soda and allow this to dissolve

  2. Add Rums, Coconut Water, Coco Colada Tea, Mint and Lemon to pitcher, filled with 3/4 of ice

  3. Give this a good stir until well chilled and strain into your coconut bowl

Monica Carbonell

Hi, I’m Monica and I’m your Fairy Barmother. At Liquid Culture, creativity is encouraged and education is used to empower followers to be the best they can be. We want to provide you with the tools to confidently bartend within your own home and to have some fun while doing it too! Inside this website you will find recipes, videos, articles and more that will teach you everything you need to know about being your best Home Bartender!


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