Fresh Coconut Cooler Recipe

Fresh Coconut Cooler Recipe
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Coconut Cooler
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Coconut Cooler

The best part of this unusual cocktail is that you can eat the fresh coconut flesh as you sip. Also, the coconut water hydrates you as you imbibe, boosting your day-drinking longevity.

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh young coconuts (can be found at Thai markets, Whole Foods, or health food stores)
  • 12 ounces rum or vodka
  • Ice, for serving
  • 1 lime, quartered into wedges
  • 4 long straws and long spoons, or 4 spoon straws

Directions

Use a sharp knife to carefully make a square cut in the top, peaked part of the coconut. Remove the square and add alcohol to taste, about 1-2 shots per coconut. Add a few ice cubes, a wedge of lime, and a spoon/straw — enjoy!

Coconut Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Coconut Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.