Big-Batch Summer Cocktail: Lime in the Coconut
This summery take on the classic vodka soda is refreshing, tasty and oh-so-easy to whip up for a crowd. Perfect for your next poolside party!
For the most delicious results, make this big-batch cocktail the day of your party and keep chilled until ready to serve. If there's a little left over, don't throw it out! The mixture will keep for 2-3 days in the fridge. Simply stir and enjoy again.
Yield: About 12 cups
- 2 cups organic coconut water
- 5 cups chunked pineapple, fresh or canned and drained
- 5 cups coconut vodka
- juice of 1-1/2 limes
- (6) 12-ounce cans cherry-lime sparkling water
- pineapple wedges, lime wedges and California cherries, skewered for garnish
- 12-cup pitcher or serving bowl
- long spoon for stirring
- ice bucket
- manual juicer
Blend Pineapple + Coconut Water
Add pineapple chunks and organic coconut water to blender. Blend on high until pureed smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
Using a manual juicer, squeeze the juice from 1-1/2 limes.
Mix It All Together
Add lime juice, coconut vodka and pineapple puree to a 12-cup pitcher (Images 1-3). Stir to combine (Image 4).
Put Sparkling Water On Ice
Add cans of cherry-lime sparkling water to a medium bucket. Cover with ice.
Drink Em Bot' Up
When you're ready to party, add ice to a stemless wine glass. Fill glass 3/4 full with vodka mixture (Image 1) and top with sparkling water (Image 2). Stir once and garnish with a bamboo skewer of pineapple wedges, lime wedges and California cherries (Image 3). Enjoy immediately! Tip: Leave a large spoon or stirring stick in the glass pitcher, stirring occasionally or as mixture settles.