Papaya Smash Cocktail

2 servings
15 minutes cook time
Papaya Smash Cocktail

Once you try this refreshing cocktail, you'll want it all the time. The papaya transports you directly to a tropical, sandy beach while delivering flavors of coconut, pineapple and sweet, juicy papaya. This is one cocktail you won't want to miss this summer.

This is perfect for any occasion: sitting out by the pool, a barbeque with your favorite people, alongside a spicy dish or just hanging out.

Slice, scoop and add your papaya to the blender. Top with pineapple juice, coconut rum, triple sec and ice to get this delicious frozen cocktail. Blend until you get an icy smooth consistency, pour, top with an umbrella for extra tropical vibes - sip and enjoy!

If you can’t get away this summer to your favorite beach, this frozen cocktail will transport your taste buds for you.

Papaya Smash Recipe

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 2
  • Good for: contains alcohol, parties, gluten-free, vegan, drinks
  • Difficulty: easy 

Tropical flavors of pineapple, coconut and papaya whisk you away to an island getaway. Served frozen and easy to make ahead of time for parties and freeze for later.


  • 1 cup chopped papaya
  • 3 ounces coconut rum
  • 1-ounce triple sec
  • 1-ounce pineapple juice
  • 2 cups ice


  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Spoon to scoop and discard papaya seeds
  • Blender
  • Shot glass or jigger
  • Glasses

Recipe Steps:

Cut and chop the papaya:

  1. Slice the papaya in half lengthwise & scoop out and discard the black seeds.
  2. Peel and chop the papaya or scoop the flesh with a spoon until you get 1 cup.

Blend the ingredients:

  1. In a blender, add the papaya, coconut rum, triple sec, pineapple juice and ice.
  2. Blend until smooth and pour into 2 glasses.

Serving Suggestions:

Get fancy and garnish with a lime wedge, pineapple slice and umbrella. Close your eyes and sip, sip picturing yourself in a tropical paradise.

Enjoy the cocktails on their own or pair them with your favorite summertime cookout meal. May we suggest baked chicken with our fresh mango salsa? We think you’ll love it!

The cocktail mixture freezes well too making it perfect for parties. So if you want to make a batch ahead of time, freeze it in a container and when ready to serve, run the container under warm water to help the cocktail warm up just enough so it’s icy. Smash with a spoon to break it up and stir together before serving - enjoy!

Nutritional Information for One Cocktail:

  • Calories: 170
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 20mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 23g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Total Sugars: 20g - Includes 6g Added Sugars
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin D: 0mcg
  • Calcium: 20mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Potassium: 150mg 

Don’t forget to show us how you’re making your papaya smash cocktails on Instagram @FruitStandcom! Nothing makes us happier than when we see you enjoying your fruit. Each time you share your FruitStand experience, you’re supporting small farmers and helping other fruit geeks discover rare and delicious produce sustainably. Try even more papaya recipes from your FruitStand fam on our blog!

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