The holidays are here! We are back at it, celebrating with family. We are also spending countless hours in the kitchen preparing for the big event. The house will be filled with the delicious smells of dinner. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or simply celebrating at home, there are few things that are more wonderful than a home cooked meal. This holiday season, its time to start thinking about what you’re going to be serving up, and where you’re going to get that delicious drink. If you are looking to try something new, these coconut rum drinks are the perfect option for this holiday season.

At the holidays, it is always nice to be able to make a drink that can be enjoyed by all. The Coconut Rum Cocktail is one of my personal favorites, and not only is it a crowd-pleaser, but it is also a great way to keep calories in check as well as a healthy choice. This drink is easy to put together and can be finished up in about 15 minutes. It can be served hot or iced, and its sweetness makes it a great drink for those who are dieting!

There are several things you can do with a Coconut Rum Cocktail, but the one thing you can’t do is drink a glass of it by itself. Most cocktails require a drink called a “sling” which is a glass filled with a ‘diluted’ version of a cocktail. You can’t drink a Sling by itself, so you have to have a cocktail. A Coconut Rum Sling is a great little drink for a fancy fancy night, because you can dress it up, and it is very easy to make.

I had to tell you about this Coconut Rum Cocktail right now!

I saw a large, gorgeous bunch of mint when shopping at Ipercoop (the Italian equivalent of Walmart) for the massive Cheeseboard I brought to my friend Lori’s Christmas party.

Mint is one of my favorite flavors.

Well, I’m a sucker for mint and chocolate.

And I like mint, particularly when combined with rum!

“Mojitos!” I exclaimed. Not at all. But that was something I really wanted to do.

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When I went to Ipercoop on a Friday afternoon during the Christmas season, I wasn’t sure what to expect.

It was a shambles.

Aren’t these folks supposed to be working?

Do you know what a stereotype of a Neopolitan driver is?

Stop lights and stop signs are just “indicators.”

On a roadway, are there two clearly designated lanes? It’s no issue — make it four!

“Are you in the emergency lane?” That’s not their own “fast lane” during rush hour, apparently.

So, I’ve come to the conclusion that the same stereotype may be applied to how they shop and handle their shopping carts.

I gathered my meats, cheeses, nuts, fruits, and mint and ran as quickly as I could out of there.

I’m thinking about mojitos!

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I began my quest for a festive Christmas drink with mint once I was back in the relative peace of my own house.

Half Baked Harvest’s mojito recipe sparked my creativity.

I wanted something quick and easy, using materials I already had on hand. Because I was not… repeat, “NOT” returning to the shop until the summer!

Instead of coconut milk, I used normal milk and poured a whole 2 ounces of coconut rum.

When using normal milk, the sequence of the components is crucial.

Unless you like drinks that resemble scientific experiments, take my advise. This is explained farther down in the article. . .

In addition, instead of using normal sugar, I used simple syrup.

Because it’s simpler to incorporate into a drink, I like simple syrup.

Simple syrup may be purchased, but it’s also quite simple to prepare using equal parts water and sugar. While cooking over medium high heat, whisk or mix constantly. The mixture will be transparent after the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool after removing from the heat. Simple syrup may be kept in the fridge for at least two weeks in an airtight container.

I tried my recipe without either Club Soda or sparkling water and it was delicious.

I said, “Stop right there.”

A few of cranberries and a sprig of mint were thrown on top.

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It made me laugh out loud.

Mr. Coconut Rum Cocktail, hello. It’s really merry!

I couldn’t wait for Jeff to come home from work so he could offer me some advice. (At his advice, I ended up lowering the sweetness.)

Okay. So, what’s the deal with the “sequence of components”…

Mint, simple syrup (muddle), lime juice, ice, rum, mix well, milk, garnish, and serve.

Take a look at how far the lime juice and milk are separated. Yeah. You’ll have to sip your cocktail with a spoon if you combine those two ingredients!

Please don’t ask me how I discovered this!

If you attempt this coconut rum drink, please let me know how it turns out!

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Cocktail with coconut rum for the holidays

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Ingredients

  • 8 leaves of mint (plus sprigs for garnish, if desired)
  • simple syrup (1/2 ounce)
  • 2 oz. coconut rum (pineapple rum is also excellent!)
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 ounce (about) of milk
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Place mint leaves in a cocktail glass with a flat bottom.
  • To bring out the mint taste, add 1/2 ounce simple syrup and muddle.
  • a half-ounce of lime juice
  • Ice should be added to the glass.
  • Add 2 oz. coconut rum to the mix.
  • Stir everything together well.
  • 1 ounce (about) milk
  • For a festive appearance, garnish with cranberries and mint sprigs.

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Coconut Rum Cocktail for the holidays

 

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In the spirit of the season, we have a holiday drink to share with you. This is a sweet, fruity, and easy drink to learn how to make. It’s a great way to use up the last of the coconut rum in your pantry.. Read more about malibu summer drink and let us know what you think.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good mixer for coconut rum?

A good mixer for coconut rum would be a citrus-based drink.

What is the most popular alcoholic drink at Christmas?

The most popular alcoholic drink at Christmas is eggnog.

What is the most popular drink during the holidays?

A hot chocolate is the most popular drink during the holidays.