HOME > Chowhound > Spirits >
Are you making a specialty food? Share your adventure
TELL US

Any ideas for coconut cocktails?

Mrs Fang Jul 25, 2006 04:19 PM

I'm entertaining tonight and have four baby coconuts in the refrigerator. Thought I could scoop out the meat and blend with the juice and some Cruzan rum. What else would be good in the mix (other than pineapple or mint)?

  1. p
    peppermint pate Jul 25, 2006 05:40 PM

    When I was in St. Lucia, we used to drink BBC's after a day on the beach - banana, Bailey's and coconut milk - with rum, of course - whipped up in the blender with a bit of ice. Yummy!

    1. h
      Hungry Celeste Jul 25, 2006 06:10 PM

      Bushwackers...coconut, creme de cacao, rum, kahlua, a little milk or cream, and ice in a blender. Very sweet & dessertlike, but slips down dangerously easy.

      1. v
        vanillagrrl Jul 26, 2006 04:17 AM

        We've been drinking coconut rum with plain (mt. gay) rum, lime juice, and simple syrup shaken and served like a martini. Seems like it would be fabulous with fresh coconut.

        1. s
          Schveinhund Aug 2, 2006 03:21 AM

          Anything with Chocolate, Lychee, or Mango would taste good with Coconut (but not together, of course).

          1. TexasToast Aug 12, 2006 03:21 PM

            Here is THE best coconut cocktail I've come across in a long time! It's called the Five C's (Chef Carter’s Coconut Cake Cocktail) and originated at the Peninsula Grill, Charleston, S.C.

            http://www.peninsulagrill.com/coconut...

            Adapted from a recipe by Robert Carter and Dennis Perry, Peninsula Grill, Charleston, S.C.

            1 cup dry Marsala
            1 ounce white-chocolate liqueur
            1 ounce coconut rum
            1/2 ounce hazelnut liqueur
            1/2 ounce vanilla-flavored vodka

            Fill a cocktail shaker two-thirds full of ice and add all of the ingredients. Shake for approximately 15 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

            While I'm not a huge coconut fan, I have been to the Peninsula Grill and loved the coconut cake on which this drink is based.

            Enjoy!

            TT

            1. l
              liverfail Sep 13, 2006 05:07 AM

              TexasToast, I'm going to have to try that recipe next weekend. Looks awesome.

              1 Reply
              1. re: liverfail
                TexasToast Sep 13, 2006 02:02 PM

                It tastes like "cake in a glass" which is the idea, as it's modelled after PG's famous coconut cake.

                TT

              2. m
                marlie202 Dec 4, 2006 11:23 PM

                fresh coconut water, rum and a splash of lime--a classic

                1. o
                  Orphan Feb 3, 2007 02:33 PM

                  I'd add Banana Liqueur and a touch of real milk or cream.

                  Show Hidden Posts