Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Lime~in~de~Coconut Cocktail

My toes in the sand, an ice cold Lime-in-de-Coconut cocktail in my hand!
From Painkillers in White Bay JVD, Cayman Sunsets in Grand Cayman, to Miami Vices in Cancun, or Scooby-Doos in Cozumel…Strawberry Shortcakes in Aruba, and Bob Marleys in Jamaica~there’s a captivating cocktail to accompany the memories from each of our Island adventures. But of all the fruity concoctions I’ve had the pleasure of sipping on in paradise, this one tops the list as the most memorable. I discovered the lime-in-de-coconut cocktail on a recent trip to St. John to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.
The best way to describe it? A cross between a pina~colada (minus the pina) and a margarita (minus the tequila)! It’s a mix of both light & dark coconuts rums, whole lime wedges (yes, the entire wedge), Coco Lopez, fresh lime juice, and lemon-lime soda. It’s very light and refreshing, not too “alcohol-y”, and creamy! But what makes this cocktail so unique, are the small bits of ground up lime peel throughout! Ooohhhh, so good!!
I have searched all over the net & Pinterest for a recipe that comes close to the real deal. The best one I’ve found is from  http://rumtherapy.com . But, I’ve tweaked it a bit to my liking!
Lime-in-de-Coconut Cocktail
1oz dark rum
4oz coconut rum
2 lime wedges (the entire wedge, peel and all)
2oz Coco Lopez
4oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 can lemon-lime soda (Sprite or 7-Up)
In a blender, add the rums and lime wedges. **important** be sure to blend the rums & lime wedges together in the blender before adding in the other ingredients, so that the lime wedges are good and ground up before the ice goes in! Blend until the lime wedges are ground up into tiny little specks. Next, add in the Coco Lopez, fresh lime juice, soda, & ice. Blend until smooth. Garnish your glass with a sugar rim, lime slice, and don’t forget the paper umbrella!
Below is the link to RumTherapy’s version of the Lime-in-de-Coconut Cocktail