Put the Lime in Tea Coconut

1 Olive2 Olives3 Olives4 Olives5 Olives (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...
post icon

This month’s Mixology Monday is hosted by the Pegu Blog. The theme is limes!

Limes are an essential for a well-stocked bar.  When I first saw the theme, I couldn’t get the “Put the Lime in the Coconut” song out of my head … so I incorporated both lime and coconut into this refreshing drink. Since today is also National Punch Day, I created a punch-like recipe. I had green tea syrup already prepared, so it was a simple choice. Maybe you’d like to experiment with using falernum, simple syrup, or liqueur. The lime garnish is not optional, as it increases the lime flavor and aroma!

So I present to you a cocktail with an unwieldy name based on a catchy song!

Ingredients

  • 3 parts coconut water
  • 3 parts white rum
  • 2 parts green tea syrup*
  • 1 ½ parts fresh lime juice
  • Lime wheels to garnish

Instructions

Shake all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into glass containing ice and top off with lime wheels.

*Green tea syrup:

1 part water
1 part sugar
1 green tea bag

Bring the water and sugar to a boil, then reduce heat and put in the green tea bag. Let simmer for 5 minutes then turn off heat. Leave the bag steeping for an additional 10 minutes, then remove and store syrup in a glass container in the refrigerator.

Pinterest