Do you ever wish you could just make your own sunshine? You know on those drab dreary days and weeks during the winter? With this delicious and lively coconut rum cocktail recipe you will feel like you are being transported straight to a tropical beach!
I am not sure how you feel about winter but for me living in Canada and being a non-skier I can do without. I can do with a snowy Christmas but then I fully expect the snow to melt the very next morning and not leave a slushy pile of goo…
I was driving home the other day … it was freezing outside but the sun had the most magnificent warm orange glow over the horizon. For just a brief second I imagined that I was driving in the summer heat on my way home to get bikini ready and bask in the sun for the afternoon.
Well that dream ended about the second I opened my car door and got blasted with below freezing temps… cold enough to make a polar bear feel right at home. I would much rather be slurping a tropical beach side drink like this Skinny Strawberry Mojito.
People never really talk about Winter Cocktails but I think they should. Hell for those of use living in cold climates a little cocktail to warm our bellies is just what we need! So I got to thinking about the warm looking but totally misleading sunshine I was blessed with today and turn it into this “Winter Cocktail” aptly named Winter Sunshine.
This coconut rum cocktail recipe is just as misleading as it sounds… It looks all snowy and cold but is brought to life with summer flavours of coconut and orange juice. Kinda how I felt misled by that sunshine in my car that promised warmth.
Super easy to make you can easily double or triple the recipe to share with friends. All you need is a good blender that can crush ice well and in my opinion a fancy glass to make you feel like you are somewhere else away from the cold…. even if is only while you enjoy this divine cocktail.W
Looking for more Winter Cocktails to enjoy? These might warm you up!
- 8 ice cubes
- 3 oz canned coconut milk
- 2 oz pulp free orange juice
- 2 oz Malibu or Cocnut Rum
- Coconut Flakes
In a blender combine ice, orange juice, rum and coconut milk.
Blend until a slushy texture.
Rim the edge of a martini glass with orange juice and coat rim with coconut flakes
Pour blended drink into prepared martini glass