When we were in Hawaii last fall, my parents watched the kids one night so Mike and I could have a date night. We went to eat at a restaurant called Fleetwood’s (as in Mick) where we had a delicious meal while we watched the sun set over Molokai.
My drink from that night stands out in my memory because it was so delicious. Called “The Lime In The Coconut,” it was the perfect mix of sweet and sour, similar to a Chi Chi (a piña colada with vodka instead of rum), but not blended. I’ve been dreaming about having one for weeks, and I finally decided to put together something similar. I came up with the Coconut Lime Sublime, inspired by Fleetwood’s.
- 1 can (approx. 15 oz) cream of coconut
- 2½ cups pineapple juice
- 1 cup sour lime juice
- ¼ cup pineapple flavored vodka
- ¼ cup coconut flavored vodka
- In a bowl, combine the ingredients. Use a whisk and mix well (coconut cream can be clumpy).
- Serve over ice or straight-up.
- Add garnish of your choice (umbrellas are my personal fave).
I find when I’m making this in such a large batch it’s easiest to mix it in a bowl or large measuring cup (I have a giant 8-cup measuring cup that’s perfect for this), then transfer it to a pitcher.
Pour yourself a glass and dream about the South Pacific.
And now a giveaway! I was sent Aladdin’s Mason Entertaining Kit a couple of weeks ago and it’s my current favorite thing. The 2.5 quart pitcher is excellent for drinks like Sangria or the Coconut Lime Sublime, while the one-gallon glass beverage dispenser is perfect for water or other kid-friendly drinks. I love filling it and letting Annie and her friends help themselves.
But the cups…I am obsessed with the cups. The little 16-oz mason cups I used for the Coconut Lime Sublime are perfect for uncoordinated hands (kids or adults, I don’t judge) because they don’t break if you drop them. I LOVE the insulated tumblers because they can hold cold AND hot beverages. I put a fresh cup of coffee in my tumbler every morning and take it to Annie’s swim lessons. Am I filling the 16-oz tumbler or the 32-oz tumbler…I’ll never tell. You can buy the entire kit online or at Walmart.
ALADDIN PMI has a Limited Edition Mason Entertaining Kit to give to one of my readers! Yay! To enter, leave a comment below telling me your favorite vacation drink, be it from summer or winter, hot or cold. Contest ends on Saturday, June 28th at 8pm PDT. Winner will be chosen by Random.org.
If you have any questions, let me know. Good luck and Aloha!
UPDATE! The winner is #26, Andrea! Andrea, look for an email from me with details. Thank you everyone for reading and entering!