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September 2 Is World Coconut Day, Celebrate With These Coconut Cocktails Inspired By Tropical Destinations
We could all use a reason to celebrate these days and World Coconut Day sounds as good as any. So, mix up a cocktail, put your feet up and take a trip to the shores of the Caribbean and beyond without leaving your living room.
Hailing from Brazil, the Batida features cachaça, coconut milk, lime juice and passionfruit. Serve it on the rocks or blended for a colorful summer refresher.
1/2 cup ice
2 ounces cachaça (Novo Fogo Silver or Chameleon)
1/2 ounce coconut milk
1/2 ounce lime juice
1 ounce passionfruit syrup (B.G. Reynolds)
2. Christmas Margarita
It may be a little early for Christmas celebrations, but it’s always a good time for one of Mexico’s most famous cocktails. The Christmas margarita offers a flavorful spin on the classic tequila drink made with coconut milk, white cranberry juice and triple sec.
Cinnamon sugar (for rim)
1 lime wedge
1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
1 ounce coconut milk
1/2 ounce orange liqueur (triple sec or Grand Marnier)
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce white cranberry juice
Garnish: lime slice
Garnish: rosemary sprig
3. Bahama Mama
Take a trip to the sun soaked shores of the Caribbean with the flavors of coconut, pineapple and fresh lemon juice.
1/4 ounce coffee liqueur
1/2 ounce dark rum
1/2 ounce coconut liqueur
1/4 ounce 151-proof (high-proof) rum
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
4 ounces pineapple juice
Garnish: strawberry or cherry
4. Piña Colada
This classic cocktail was created in 1954 by Ramón “Monchito” Marrero, a bartender in San Juan, Puerto Rico. One sip will transport you to the sunny, tropical coasts of the Caribbean.
1 1/2 cup ice
1/2 cup diced pineapple, frozen
2 ounces pineapple juice
2 ounces Coco Lopez coconut cream
1 1/2 ounces white rum
1 ounce dark rum
5. Coco Loco
This coconut cocktail is a Caribbean classic made with rum, coconut cream, sugar and milk. Some refer to it as a “vacation in a glass”, the perfect remedy for wanderlust during this time of shutdowns.
1 ounce rum
2 ounce coconut cream
2 teaspoons sugar
2 ounce milk