Sticking with the space age theme from last week, this week's cocktail is a simple one - the Coconaut - an original creation from Jeff "Beachbum" Berry in his Grog Log:
The recipe is as follows:
8.00 oz. Lopez coconut cream
2.00 oz. lime juice
7.00 oz. dark Jamaican rum (I used Myers's)
Put everything into a blender and top with ice cubes. Blend until slushy. Pour into ceramic coconut shell mugs. Serves two to four.
I basically cut this recipe in half and even then I probably could have cut everything down further - the coconut cream by 1 oz., the lime by .25 oz., and the rum by 1 oz. Up until now I hadn't made a cocktail that made use of coconut cream, which I really enjoy, and this one didn't disappoint.
Garnished with a lime wheel and lemon peels that resemble the rings of saturn (which I probably should have used on last week's Saturn!) - inspired by a suggestion in the fantastic Smuggler's Cove book by Martin Cate I recently received.
Not a lot of backstory to this cocktail since it was created by Jeff Berry himself, but it's a tasty concoction that, if you like coconut, you will love. Easy to prepare and with the right garnish, your friends will be impressed. Try one today!
While you mix this sucker up, throw on the Fastastica! record by Russ Garcia from 1959, and blast off into outer space: