The CocoLúa Recipe

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 Young coconut1
 Kahlua1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Dark rum1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Coconut water4 Ounce
 Egg white1⁄2 Ounce
 Chinese 5 spice1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Soda1 Teaspoon (Splash Of Soda)
 Sugar cane stick1


Remove top of a young coconut by making 4-8 clean cuts with a cleaver. Transfer fresh coconut water into a clean container. Combine Kahlúa, rum, egg whites and coconut water in a small shaker. Dry shake for 20-30 seconds until mixture is well incorporated.

Ice a pint glass to the top and transfer shaken mixture over ice. Cover pint glass with large metal shaker and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Add a splash of soda to shaken mixture and strain back into the young coconut.

Garnish the cocktail with a stick of sugar cane that has had one end dipped in Chinese 5 Spice. Garnish additionally with a straw and small spoon for eating the flesh of the young coconut.


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Krystyna In Sydney says :

Back in late 1979 at a farewell party for me (I was returning home to Sydney Australia after livng in USA 7 yrs) One of My Puerto Rican workmates made an alcoholic drink very similar but it had pineapple & cream NO it WAS NOT a Pina Colada Unfortunately, I lost touch with Gladys But if anyone out there knows what I am talking about I certainly would appreciate it I guess it was a combination of this & something else with a very similar name THANKS IN ADVANCE I certainly will give this a go though
Posted on: 18 June 2010 - 3:03am