Sex on a Snowbank Cocktail

What on earth is with the name? Humor, that’s what. We don’t take things too seriously around here and this Sex on a Snowbank Cocktail is proof of that. And proof that when you live in MN, you need to have a good winter cocktail to laugh about the crazy weather. This is it!

Ingredients Needed:
Malibu Rum
Cream of Coconut Ice
Shredded Coconut (for rim)
Martini Glass Blender

This delicious cocktail is only 3 ingredients. EAsy to make and absolutely delicious!
Have you heard of sex on a beach? The cocktail? We have. Yes, we like it. But here in MN it seems a cruel, cruel joke that many of the best cocktails are related to warmth and sand and little umbrellas. People never talk about “winter cocktails”.  If you go on Pinterest all the labels for delicious looking cocktails are  “Summer”.  Classic “summer” cocktails, refreshing “summer” drinks,  perfect “summer” beverage.  Not a single winter cocktail.

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It’s just plain cruel.

We were sitting around the table whining about it (on one of the -25 degree days) with some friends, joking that here  in Minnesota it would be more like Sex on a Snowbank with snow and cold and the like. Not fun at all. That gave us a fun cocktail idea…

Sex on a Snowbank.

Now that is a Minnesotan drink.

This cocktail really isn’t anything like a Sex on a Beach summer cocktail…it’s one of those winter cocktails (like how we slipped in the fact that everyone should just know about winter cocktails?) that messes with all the rules.  It’s like a pina colada, but served in amartini glass.  And it’s really the consistency of a slushie. But a winter slushie.

This cocktail is easy, easy to make.  Just plop a bunch of ice, some alcohol, and some coconutty goodness into a blender and you’ve got yourself an amazing, delicious winter cocktail that is perfect for enjoying with friends!

And oh gosh it is wonderful!! Cool, sweet, refreshing, and beautiful.

We have had so many questions about where to get Cream of Coconut!
We used THIS one .
You can find Cream of Coconut at your liquor store and coconut cream in the ethnic section or in canned form next to the coconut milk. See recipe notes of how to use the coconut cream, if you choose to use that option.


4.14 from 30 votes

Sex on a Snowbank Winter Cocktails

a delicious, super easy winter cocktail!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 1 1/2 ounces Malibu rum
  • 3 tablespoons coconut cream OR coconut cream
  • 6 large ice cubes


  1. Place ingredients together in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a chilled martini glass.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

If you want a thicker consistency, use less ice and more coconut cream.
For a really fancy drink, coat the rim of the glass with finely shredded coconut!

Cream of Coconut will make the drink a bit sweeter and is easier to use.

If you use coconut cream, do not shake the can before opening. Use only the thick cream part of the can. You may want to add sugar if it isn't sweet enough for your liking.

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LEMON DROP COCKTAIL | Super cute, super tasty, and super fun. Put this in your must make list!

BOURBON APPLE CIDER SANGRIA | This drink makes winter okay. Warm, flavorful, and all the words.




  1. Stef
    December 24, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    Looks great and I have all the ingredients so MERRY CHRISTMAS Zane thank you . I know it’s delicious without tasting it

    • Nellie
      December 27, 2017 / 5:52 pm

      Can’t go wrong with those easy and tasty ingredients! MErry Christmas and I hope this treat was wonderful for you!

  2. Catherine Lekowski
    November 23, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    This drink is fantastic!!!!

    • Nellie
      November 24, 2017 / 9:34 am

      Thanks so much! The best part is how easy it is :)

  3. Susan
    November 16, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    To rim with coconut, use a lime or some of the milk? Thanks!

    • Nellie
      November 17, 2017 / 8:39 am

      I would use some of the Malibu. But the milk would work, as well.

  4. November 3, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    Hurrah! Finally some love for Winter! I love this! Can’t wait to try it!!!

    • Nellie
      November 3, 2017 / 5:37 pm

      Winter!!! It’s yummy. Have a great weekend!

  5. Beanie
    January 17, 2017 / 11:31 pm

    Made this with dinner one night with my family. Everyone loved it! Even made a non alcoholic version for my nephew using coconut water, in place of the rum. Don’t do drinks often, but adding this to my go-to list for sure.

    • Nellie
      January 24, 2017 / 10:05 am

      I”m so glad to hear it!! Do you mind if I put the tip of using coconut water for non-acholic versions in the post? That’s a fantastic idea!

  6. Aileen
    January 1, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    Unsweetened coconut cream or sweetened cream of coconut like Coco Lopez? Is it a sweet drink?

    • Nellie
      January 3, 2017 / 11:59 am

      Honestly, both work. If you use unsweetened coconut cream don’t shake the can first…use the thick stuff. I recommend this version because you can always add sugar to it. But, the Coco Lopez is easier and faster. But, it will make it quite sweet.

  7. Leanna Price
    December 12, 2016 / 11:41 pm

    Made it for a party and it was so gritty. The texture was horrible. Was it the cream of coconut?

    • Nellie
      December 13, 2016 / 9:32 am

      Oh no!! hmmm, I’m not sure what that was about. This is a blended drink which does have that sort of texture. But gritty is a different thing. I’m hoping someone else leaves a tip under your comment.

  8. Loren Olson
    November 25, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    Tried it. YUM!
    My wife says that it’s the best cocktail I’ve ever made.
    Thank you!

    • Nellie
      November 25, 2016 / 4:51 pm

      Yay!!! I’m so glad. And the best part…easy!

  9. Sherry Deutscher
    November 24, 2016 / 9:13 am

    All I can find is the Malibu Caribbean Rum with Coconut Liqueur it’s been a long time since I have bought Malibu Rum and I don’t remember it having the Coconut Liqueur in it. So before making this drink I want to make sure this will work and FYI I had to order the Coconut Cream on Amazon… couldn’t find it anywhere. You would think being in California it would be easy to find.

    • Nellie
      November 24, 2016 / 5:58 pm

      It will work! YOu would think so, wouldn’t you! But kudo’s to you getting that done. One thing I would suggest…cut the cream in half for the first drink and see how the sweetness level is. With that rum having the liqueur in it it might add sweetness to the drink. Good luck!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Nancy
    June 6, 2016 / 5:02 am

    Coconut cream or “cream of coconut” is a product of Goya Foods, a producer of all foods Hispanic…widely available here in NY. Open the top of the can completely, and with a teaspoon be sure to stir the contents of the can completely to mix it before using. C of C tends to separate in the can, with the heavy stuff going to the bottom. Stir, stir, stir!

    • Nellie
      June 7, 2016 / 11:31 am

      Thanks for the helpful tip!!

  11. Nellie
    December 13, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    You should! We are rather fond of our state and think it’s a magnificent place to live and be. The maple syrup industry is wonderful here and make some of the most delicious syrup there is. I’m lucky enough to be able to get local syrup from a neighbor that we use in our home. Delicious!

  12. Michelle
    December 5, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    Hi I have looked everywhere for coconut cream and was not able to find it. Went to 3 different grocery stores and called 3 other ones. I live in Winnipeg MB Canada and sometimes can find same ingredients as in USA. Anyhoo I’m still trying this recipe I’m using coconut milk. Only thing I could find. I do hope it’s good.

    • Nellie
      December 6, 2015 / 2:48 pm

      Oh no!! I didn’t realize it was so difficult to find. Sorry about that! I would love to hear how it went with the coconut milk. And I’m sure that others that can’t find coconut cream would as well!

    • Linda
      February 6, 2016 / 4:02 pm

      The coconut cream may be alcohol, check with your liquor store.

      • Nellie
        February 6, 2016 / 6:03 pm

        You can get it a liquor store but it can also be found in can form next to the coconut milk in most Asian sections, now. Yay for making it more accessible :).

      • Anonymous
        February 11, 2016 / 11:58 am

        I Found the coconut cream in the Hispanic Isle at Wal Mart and Shoppers Food Warehouse. It comes in a can.

    • Catherine Lekowski
      November 23, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Try in the liquor store. That’s where we got ours. But Stop & Shop carries it, if not with Goya in international foods, try by the drink mixers…. or if they have on, liquor dept.

  13. Donna Marie
    February 28, 2015 / 7:40 pm

    Just wondering what it would taste like with Malibu Coconut Rum. I have that! I must run and go buy some Coconut Cream…..

    • Nellie
      March 1, 2015 / 3:49 pm

      I (Nellie) know from experience that it tastes great :).

  14. tina
    February 27, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    This is soooo yummy. I added kinky vodka for some kinky sex on a snowbank.

    • February 28, 2015 / 4:56 pm

      hahaha! Tina, we like you. You make us giggle.

  15. February 26, 2015 / 8:29 pm

    I would love to try this drink Sex on a Snowbank but would like to know where to get coconut cream!!

    • February 28, 2015 / 4:58 pm

      You can find coconut cream along with all the cocktail mixes at the grocery or liquor store.

  16. Brenda
    February 26, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    this drink looks absolutely yummy!

    • February 26, 2015 / 2:58 pm

      It really is. Super simple…but delicious!

      • Brenda
        February 27, 2015 / 5:00 am

        do you happen to have youtube channel as well? i love your blog!

        • February 28, 2015 / 4:58 pm

          Um…yes? :)

          Let’s just say it exists…we have some videos that are helpful, but it is NOT professional. At all. Just look up miznelliebellie on youtube and you should find us pretty easily ;)

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