MxMo LXXXVIII (88): Coconuts!

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.

Wanna join my Coco-Crusade? Well here’s the rules you have to play by class.

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.

2. Slap the MxMo logo on that puppy. Make sure to give Rated R Cocktails and Mixology Monday a link in your post.

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


About JFL

Joey or JFL as he is known by friends is a culinary trained mixologist from the Heart of Dixie Birmingham, Alabama. From a weekly column in the St. Clair News Aegis to his own experiments online JFL never stops doing work on Tiki and Cocktails. When he's not studying all things spirit, wine, and beer he's pursuing his own odd interests such as cartoons, cheesy old horror movies, horror punk, hair metal, and hockey
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31 Responses to MxMo LXXXVIII (88): Coconuts!

  1. Kate says:

    YEEEEEAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!! 😀 It’s the MxMo summer of pina colada!

    So very happy because I know *exactly* what I’m doing. I’m also very curious to see if anyone will go in a bowling direction given the post’s lovely pic of 3-holed ‘nuts.

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  4. I feel like if I don’t do it early, I’d end up cooking Thai for a week just to make use of the coconut supplied I bought for this challenge.. So here’s my entry for this month’s challenge: Hainuwele’s Gin.

    Cheers! Excited to see what others come up with!

  5. Craig E says:

    Okay, my first foray into MxMo. In fact, my first original cocktail recipe to go public.
    It’s my attempt at redeeming Malibu rum with bitter, sour, and spicy ingredients.
    Looking forward to seeing the other entries!

  6. Thanks for hosting! Here’s my contribution utilizing coconut water!

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  9. BoozeNerds says:

    Great theme and thanks for hosting. Here are our two entries for this month.

  10. Hey JFL – this is what I’m bringing to my first ever MxMo cocktail party! Thanks for hosting, and great theme. Can’t wait for the roundup.

  11. I hope this meant midnight Pacific Time as well. My inaugural post for MxMo:

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  13. Whitney says:

    This was a tough one. Thank you for getting me way out of my comfort zone.

  14. amanda says:

    Hi there – here’s my coconut contribution to this month’s MxMo:

    Thanks again, I had fun with this one!

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  16. BarFlySF says:

    JFL, A great theme for Lukcy 88! Thanks so much for hosting and giving us a reason to think about Maui. Our version of the Coconut Mint Refresher from Mama’s Fish House is at:

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  18. Judy says:

    My first time participating in this fun event. I was inspired by Thai ice tea and made a Coconut Thai MarTEAni.

  19. Judy says:

    This is my first time participating. I was inspired by Thai ice tea to make this Coconut Thai Mar-TEA-ni

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  21. capnloco2011 says:

    Oh man, Fred used Coconut water too?! Shoot. I don’t even want to look at what he did.

    Nillson’s Folly

  22. Fun stuff! I hope this Bikini Atole isn’t too late:

    Thanks for hosting a great theme, JFL!

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  24. Whoops. Almost forgot to add mine tonight. Here you go! And thanks for hosting!

  25. Laura says:

    Hopefully this is not too late. I got it up as soon as I got home from work. I’m falling asleep at my desk. Must get to bed. Thank you for the awesome challenge this month! Cheers!

    Introducing the “One More Night”…

  26. onemartiniatatime says:

    Apologies for being late on this one. I had it posted in time, just forgot to send you the link….

    Thanks for hosting!

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