Ah the Coconut, so round, so firm, so fully packed…with flavor. You know back in March I seem to remember going on a regular madcap romance with this tropical icon. Infact I think I used coconut in just about every form I could. After all that you’d think I’d have had enough, and you’d be dead wrong. Coconut is versatile, coconut is magical, not only is it edible but it can be made into scores of products. However this month you need only concern yourself with the liquid variety as I unveil MxMo Coconut.
Yes friends it is my sincere belief the coconut does not get the love, nay the respect it so richly deserves. Because this easy going tropical seed had it’s heyday in the Tiki era it’s happily associated with the same fun loving drinks. Infact this ingredient is well within the Tiki wheelhouse yours truly occupies. Despite all the great Tiki drinks coconut appear in most people are down on the humble seed because of the Pina Colada. Friends this need not be so, I say we take this delicious ingredient and show it can yield a tasty, well balanced cocktail. It doesn’t have to be tropical necessarily. I’d really love to see some of my friends more classically minded come up with a cocktail more befitting a pre-prohibition mindset.
1. Make a cocktail recipe using some coconut! Explore a classic drink, Come up with your own, Show us how to make our own coconut cream at home if you want. Then write it up and slap it on your blog, website, or tumblr. Hell you can tattoo it to your grandma’s back and email me the photo. I’ll put that up to. Just get it done and post a link here or hit me with it on Twitter @RatedRCocktails.
3. Get it done and get it to me by midnight August 25th to be included in the roundup. I’m looking forward to seeing what your mind can crack open.
I see great potential in the coconut and I know our great blogger community can show me more new ways to use it. Coconut water, cream, milk, flavored rum, even tinctures and homemade infusions are all up for grabs. If you have a coconut product I haven’t listed that you can wedge in a drink it’s welcome to. Be creative, be wild, tap into your inner stranded sailor and make me a coconut delight. The Tiki Terrors of Rated R Cocktail’s Dark Isle await your tribute. Until then…
“You Get Hammered America!” – JFL