Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Recipe Round-Up (Tropical Traditions) Coconut Cloud Martini

A Recipe Roundup is what happens when one of the 37 cooks thinks of a wonderful recipe weeks or months after the challenge ends. Enjoy!

This is a drink that I absolutely love. As in love, Love, LOVE!!! My husband and I first tried it at the Tommy Bahama restaurant here in Houston. The kind bartender there let us know that pretty much all of The Tommy Bahama signature drinks were available for download online. So we printed the entire collection out and proceeded to sample them all. If you are a fan of tropical, rum-based libations, I encourage you to do the same. They are all fantastic, although this one remains my favorite. It's a great pick-me-up when I'm feeling down, yet it's a perfect celebratory drink, as well. Just be careful, as it's pretty strong and will sneak up on you in a heartbeat! Plan to sit a spell, kick back, and relax. We all deserve to do that every once in a while...

Coconut Cloud Martini
by Chris
adapted from Tommy Bahama Island Time Cocktails Coconut Cloud Martini

1 ounce of white rum
1 1/2 ounces of vanilla vodka
1 1/2 ounces of coconut rum
1/2 ounce of Coco Lopez
Tropical Traditions Organic Shredded Coconut, toasted (optional, but recommended)

Combine rum, vanilla vodka, coconut rum, and Coco Lopez in a shaker with ice. Shake for at least 20 seconds, more if desired. Strain into a chilled Martini glass or Coupe and top with toasted coconut. Serve immediately and Enjoy!

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