by Lydia Ellison
This is the perfect summer cocktail. It hydrates you as you enjoy! No need to drink a water in between two of these, if you know what I mean. Coconut water and rum served inside a fresh young coconut, doesn’t even dirty a glass. Brilliant!
Drew and I were served these last summer by our friends, Jessica and Josh, while lounging by their pool on a HOT July day. It was perfection. The uber hydrating coconut water and only mildly dehydrating rum (can substitute vodka) are a perfect flavor combination. Lightly sweet, slightly tart and very refreshing.
Our hostess even ordered special metal spoon/straws so you can sip your drink and then scoop out the nourishing coconut flesh from the inside walls of the coconut as you go. Wouldn’t these spoon straws make a great hostess gift?
Fresh Coconut Cooler
Fresh young coconuts (available at Thai markets and health food stores like Whole Foods)
rum or vodka
Carefully make a square cut in the top peaked part of the coconut with a sharp knife. Remove the square and add a glug or two of alcohol to taste. Add a few ice cubes and a spoon/straw and enjoy!