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Papaya, Spinach, Coconut Rum Cocktail Recipe

With ingredients like papaya, coconut water and spinach, this is a rum-based cocktail with (health) benefits that is perfect for summer.
Course: Drinks
Keyword: alcohol, cocktail, coconut, healthy, papaya, rum, spinach, summer
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Nicole Herft


  • oz. Havana 8-year-old rum
  • 1 large handful of spinach leaves
  • 7 ounces frozen papaya
  • 6 tablespoons coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • Wedges of papaya and orange edible flowers to garnish


  • Place the rum, spinach, frozen papaya, coconut water, coconut palm sugar, and ice cubes into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Add a few ice cubes to each glass and pour over the drink.
  • Garnish with a wedge of papaya and some edible flowers.


Used with permission Cocktails with Benefits: 40 Naughty but Nourishing Drinks, by Nicole Herft, Kyle Books, 2017. Photography by Nassima Rothacker.