Close your eyes and picture the hot sun beating down on your face, blue green water lapping up on the shore and the warm sand between your toes. Now take a sip and these Coconut Pineapple Rum drinks will take you there…
Well not really, but it sure tastes like the tropics!
If you have a beach themed party this summer, this is your drink!
We are going camping this weekend and the forecast is not looking to great, to say the least. Debbie and I are planning to have these pineapple rum drinks to at least feel like we are somewhere sunny while we hang out in the trailer, watch the rain come down, and playing games. We will have fun anyways, most of my favorite people will be there! The only thing Im wondering about is how we are going to keep the puppies from playfighting constantly in the trailer. Its big, but its not that big!
We decided to have some fun making these coconut pineapple rum drinks so we cracked open a real coconut and used the juice to make these drinks. You cant get any fresher than that, can you? Cracking it open was fun, but we used a hammer and it was a challenge and try to save the coconut water.
Debbie says we cheated because we didn’t do it like the people on survivor. They take the top off the coconut with a machete and drink the water. Hey, I don’t have a machete kicking around…
When my family lived in Haiti years ago, my parents hired a Haitian man named Jeno to take care of our yard. My brother and I loved him and would follow him around asking him to climb a coconut tree and get us a coconut. He would laugh (he had the best laugh) and run/climb up a coconut tree while we watched fascinated that he could get up there so quick!
Have you ever tried to climb a coconut tree? Its freeking hard!
Anyways, Jeno would grab a few coconuts, quickly cut off the fibrous stuff around the nut, cut the top of the nut open and give us each one to sip on. Then he would slice it open so we could get at the meat. By the time we left Haiti, my brother and I had some good coconut-chopping-open skills, so I could probably still make it happen if I had a machete.
Anyways, the coconut smashing we did in Debbies kitchen was not quite so glamorous… We took pictures, but Im not posting them. I look like Im scared to touch the coconut. Next time Ill get a machete and then Ill look tough.
You don’t have to go to the extremes we did for coconut juice. They sell it at most grocery stores pre-packaged nowadays. Probably a good idea if you plan on having a few of these. Cracking open coconuts with a large knife might not be the best idea then. Right? 😉
Make sure that you use the lime in this drink. We initially tried it without lime and it didn’t taste nearly as good as it did after we added it. I love the flavor of key limes but you cant get those everywhere.
Enjoy a little taste of the Caribbean with these Coconut Pineapple Rum Drinks… Yum!
TGIF everyone! Have a fantastic weekend!
Coconut Pineapple Rum Drink
- 1 1/2 oz white rum
- 1/2 oz Malibu
- 1 oz coconut Water
- 3 oz pinapple juice
- 1/2 - 1 Lime juiced
- Splash of soda
- If you are using real coconut, crack that sucker open now and gather up the juice.
- Fill a glass with ice.
- First add the rum and malibu.
- Next add the coconut water, pineapple juice and squeeze in the lime juice.
- Top it off with soda.
We used real coconut water for fun but if you don't have any coconut handy you can always use Del Monte pineapple coconut water. Or Zico pure coconut water.