Tropical Hurricane Irene Cocktail with Coconut Water, infused with Basil and Strawberries

In honor of Ms. Irene, I created a quick cocktail drink. Hopefully this will appease her wrath as the hurricane is making its way up to New York. I made sure the drink is strong enough (probably a category 3 by my standards) and adding coconut water and lime juice make this a bit more tropical. Enjoy as one of the last summer cocktails of the year. Cheers!


Tropical Hurricane Irene Cocktail Recipe

  • 2 ounces rum
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 3 strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • crushed ice

    Roughly chop strawberries and place in a tall glass with a teaspoon of sugar. Muddle the strawberries and sugar until well mixed together. Add basil leaves, rum, vodka and lime juice. Let sit for about 5 minutes for flavors to infuse. Add crushed ice, then top with coconut water. Mix well and enjoy!

    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Yield: 1 serving

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    8 Responses to “Tropical Hurricane Irene Cocktail with Coconut Water, infused with Basil and Strawberries”

    1. SJ August 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

      I think I’ll be needing this by tomorrow, Thanks!

      • Barb August 28, 2011 at 1:15 am #

        Yeah, tell me about it! Water leaking from window as we speak. I’ll need a couple of these tomorrow…

    2. Tres Delicious August 28, 2011 at 12:44 am #

      This is one cool and refreshing summer treat that I will certainly try preparing.

      • Barb August 28, 2011 at 1:19 am #

        Great! Hopefully you’re keeping dry where you are 🙂

    3. Tes August 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

      What an exciting combination! I would never thought of this. It sounds so refreshing 🙂

      • Barb August 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

        Thanks Tes, it was refreshing and also helped keep our spirits up during the hurricane

    4. ZICO November 8, 2011 at 10:58 am #

      Hey Great Cocktail, me thinks i’ll be making them at the weekend

      • Barb November 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

        Thanks 🙂 It’s definitely refreshing with the coconut water

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