Cocktail Hour- Fresh Coconut Cooler


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!

coconut water cocktail

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.

coconut water cocktail and spoon

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!

5 Comments on Cocktail Hour- Fresh Coconut Cooler

  1. Stella
    July 15, 2010 at 12:43 pm (11 years ago)

    This is the best idea ever!

  2. applesandonions
    July 15, 2010 at 2:44 pm (11 years ago)

    ha ha I thought of you Stell when I was writing this “recipe.” I know how you like natural food cocktails!! xo, Lyd

  3. Jessica Etting
    July 15, 2010 at 7:51 pm (11 years ago)

    my fave. can we do again asap??

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