Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursty Thursdays - Vacation in a Cup

Are you ladies fans of Bath and Body Works' coconut lime verbena scent? I, a lover of all things tropical and coconut-y, am obsessed with the creamy yet refreshing fragrance that emerges when two similar yet disparate smells combine. In a fit of wanderlust, I dreamed of an exotic getaway that promised lots and lots of this heady aroma, all while sitting on a sandy beach, natch. Inspired by my sniffantasy, I decided to start a new feature on my blog called Thursty Thursdays, where I will be filling all of you socialites in on seasonal cocktail recipes to serve at your summer soirees. Some will be concocted by yours truly and some will be borrowed from other liquor-loving ladies.* 

watermarks suck. sorry.
The inaugural Thursty Thursday post contains everything I desire in a cocktail: creamy texture, fruity notes, tart finish, and beautiful to look at. All that plus a cleverly placed garnish add up to the perfect warm weather treat. So, ladies, make sure to try this at home (or on your next vacation) and let me know how it tastes! 

Ingredients:
1 cup crushed ice
1/4 to 1/3 cup lime juice
1 cup chilled unsweetened coconut milk
3 tbs simple syrup (or sweeten to taste with sugar, stevia or agave)
1/2 cup vegan ice cream or yogurt (you may substitute this ingredient with regular ice cream/yogurt)
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)

Method:
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend on low speed until smooth. Garnish with lime and/or coconut.

*"Other" implies that I, too, engage in liquor loving. In my defense (why am I defending myself? It's completely normal. Right..?), I tend to stop after one or two drinks, simply because I am the lightweight champion of the world.

4 comments:

  1. I expect that you will be holding taste tests at home every week? I'll be home at around 6:30pm.

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  2. This sounds amazing. I do like the Bath & Bodyworks scent. I am also a little crazy for anything coconut scented. I am trying this.. my kids would love it! xo

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  3. this looks perfect for a friday afternoon.

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  4. Mmm! Looks like the perfect antidote to a hot summer day.

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Merci beaucoup!

 
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