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Drink of the Month: December

It’s time to bust out the nog and get your jingle on!  This month’s Drink of the Month might look the part, but the flavors put a fun new spin on holiday cocktails.  We all have our favorite go to drinks for the holidays, I like making sangria’s or spiked ciders.  Some like adding a little kick to their eggnog or checking out all the different seasonal beers.  Most people, like me, would not think about coconut in December.  But that’s just want I did with this Holiday Coconut Cooler.

This drink is might seem simple, but it packs a lot of flavor with the fresh mint and burst of tart pomegranate.  I never would have stumbled upon this tasty concoction if my boss, April hadn’t sent me a Snap of her making one at home and I thought the colors were so festive.  I tend to shy away from coconut drinks, however, I couldn’t resist this drink once I tried it!  And I hope you feel the same!

Holiday Coconut Cooler
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime wedge, cut in half
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 oz. white rum
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 cups cold coconut milk
  • Mint leaves, for garnish
  • Pomegranate seeds, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Muddle mint leaves, lime wedges, sugar and salt together in a shaker. Add white rum, 1/2 cup coconut milk, and iced and shake together 1-2 minutes. Strain liquid.
  2. Add coconut rum and coconut milk and stir together. Pour into rock glasses filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with more mints leaves and pomegranate seeds.
  4. *If using sweetened coconut milk, omit granulated sugar
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