Monday, December 27, 2010

Tiki Revival Cocktail

Winter months always make me think of tropical vacations.  When it's so bitter and snowing out, all I can think about is florida.  Sipping a pina colada on the beach with no care in the world.  Why not bring the world of Tiki into your own home with The GF Tiki Revival cocktail.

1/2 cup sugar
2 fresh young coconuts (green skin cut away)
1/4 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup light rum
1/4 cup gold rum
2 tbsp plus 2 tsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp pineapple juice
ice cubes
2 limes for garnish
2 maraschino cherries for garnish

Bring sugar and 1/4 cup water to boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Cool simple syrup.  Cut off top 2 inches of coconuts; reserve coconut water.  Mix 1/4 cup simple syrup, coconut, milk, light rum, gold rum, lime juice, pineapple juice, and 1/2 cup reserved coconut water in large cocktail shaker.  Fill with ice; cover and shake vigorously 20 times.  pour contents of shaker into coconuts, dividing equally (do not strain).  Garnish each with lime slice and maraschino cherry.  Serve with straw and spoon for scraping out fresh coconut from inside of shell.

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