Acapulco Gold Alcoholic Drink Recipe

The Acapulco Gold cocktail is a classic cocktail prepared with tequila, rum, coconut cream and two or more fruit juices. Not only is this cocktail easy to make , it is also delicious to drink. Traditionally, pineapple juice is combined with coconut and a kick of citrus (usually grapefruit juice), and is topped with white rum and chilli tequila. This exotic cocktail is served over ice in a highball glass, also known as a Collins glass, and is garnished with a wedge of lime or pineapple. Not only does the drink help you beat the heat, it also has the ability to revitalise your body after a long day out in the summer sun.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 25 min
Total time: 30 min
Yield: 2 servings

Calories: 243.4
Fat: 13.7 g
Cholesterol: 31.7 mg

Chilli-infused Tequila: 30ml
White Rum: 20ml
Coconut cream:  30ml
Grapefruit juice: 30ml
Pineapple juice: 60ml
Ice cubes: As required
Lemon Juice: For rimming (optional)
Sugar or coloured salt: For rimming (optional)


  • 1

    Pour 30 millilitres of chilli-infused tequila and 20 millilitres of white rum into a cocktail shaker half filled with ice cubes.

  • 2

    Add pineapple juice, grapefruit juice, and coconut cream to the cocktail shaker. Screw on the lid of the shaker.

  • 3

    Shake the ingredients well for a couple of minutes, in order to mix and chill the drink.

  • 4

    Now, strain the drink using a tea strainer, and pour it into a highball glass half filled with ice cubes.

  • 5

    Garnish the glass with a lime wedge and straw, and serve immediately.

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