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A coconut water cocktail you can almost get away with calling healthy

Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy in 1999 from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the rest of ...

Enjoy all the benefits of coconut water in cocktail form — win-win!

If you are lucky enough to get hold of a fresh coconut with the water swooshing inside it, then crack it open, and enjoy the healthy and natural drink inside. Or make it into a cocktail...

In the tropical islands, coconuts are everywhere, and one of the best ways to freshen up in the heat is to drink the water inside. With a little bit of rum and syrup, you can create an incredibly refreshing summer cocktail in just five minutes. Of course, that's not counting the time you crack open the coconut shell. Get help from someone who knows how, because it can be tricky using a knife to open it. But if you are opting for the easier way, then just grab a bottle of the most natural coconut water you can get in the supermarket. The important thing is that you enjoy it while relaxing like you're on vacation.

Enjoy all the benefits of coconut water in cocktail form — win-win!

Coconut water cocktail recipe

This cocktail is like a tropical celebration (imagine a hot day at the beach) when you drink a simple glass of fresh coconut water spiked with rum and syrup.

Serves 1

Total time: 5 minutes


  • 7 ounces fresh and natural coconut water
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • Simple syrup or sugar, to taste
  • Coconut pulp (optional)


  1. In a glass, mix together the coconut water, rum and simple syrup.
  2. Add some ice and the coconut pulp, if using.

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