Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Coconut Lime Drink

I've been making a lot of coconut things lately and I have again today!  Tonight I made a coconut, lime drink that was actually poured into a real coconut.  This drink was delicious!  I got this recipe from a food magazine called Bon Appetite.  The recipe calls for 1/4 cup gold rum and a 1/4 cup light rum, but since I'm a kid I can't have that.  So I totally omitted the rum.  And it was delicious without!  Here's the recipe!

1/4 cup sugar
2 fresh young coconuts (green skin cut away)
1/4 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup light rum (optional)
1/4 cup gold rum (optional)
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons pineapple juice
ice cubes
1 lime slice (for garnish)
1 maraschino cherry (for garnish)

  Bring the sugar and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Cool the simple syrup.  Cut off 2 inches of the top of the coconut.  Reserve the coconut water!  Mix 1/4 cup simple syrup, coconut milk, light rum, gold rum, lime juice, pineapple juice and 1/2 cup reserved coconut water in a large cocktail shaker.  (We don't have a cocktail shaker so we just shook it up into a large smoothie container.)  Pour the contents of the shaker into the coconuts, dividing equally.  Do not strain!  Garnish each with a lime slice and a maraschino cherry.  Serve with a straw and a spoon if you want to scrape out the fresh coconut from inside the shell.  Enjoy! :)

Alyssa :) 


  1. So now your cupcake shop will also serve exotic non-alchoholic cocktails? Did you get the inspiration from the Caribbean? You should bake some cupcakes with the rum you can't put in this drink. :)

  2. It sounds sooooo tasty, Alyssa! Can't wait to see you again!