Thursday, April 26, 2012

Coconut Milk Guava Cocktail

When I was a kid, I would dream of the days when I would be allowed to drink alcohol just to get one, sweet taste of a piña colada. It was the 90s and I would practically drool at the sight of the paper white, creamy, cloudy cocktail drifting by me while sitting poolside on vacation. They would, without fail, be decorated with a juicy pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry, golden nuggets to a teenager with delusions of grandeur. Ordering the non-alcoholic version was not enough to satisfy my need to know what was so special about this drink. Funny how a few years can turn what you once thought was a culinary masterpiece into a cultural cliché. Nevertheless, I am still obsessed with coconut-based drink, but as my palate has matured, so have the ingredients in my cocktails. This one draws from traditional piña colada flavors, but ditches the pineapple for guava and the fluff for a smoother, silkier texture. But don't be fooled by my oozing sophistication: I'm still a sucker for the sticky and sweet summertime drink!


Coconut Milk Guava Cocktail
Serves 1

> 1 oz coconut milk
> 1 oz vodka
> 2 oz guava nectar
> 1 oz fresh lime juice
> 1 tsp simple syrup

> Fill cocktail shaker with ice and add all ingredients.
> Shake vigorously and strain into chilled martini glass.


  1. This sounds delicious. It's like piña colada's grown-up sister.

  2. lovely :)

  3. Oh, me too. I love the sweet, tropical, fruity drink. Bring on the umbrellas, little swords with cherries, etc. I love it all.


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