Coconut Milk Punch

Friday, March 2, 2012


I adore Milk Punch and can't ever get enough coconut, so it's only natural that I'd be a fan of this tropical version. You don't have to make your own coconut milk to make a delicious cocktail, but it does mean you've got a coconut shell to drink out of! 


Coconut Milk Punch

4 oz coconut milk 
1 1/2 oz light rum
1/2 oz simple syrup
vanilla extract
whole nutmeg
crushed ice

Combine coconut milk, rum, simple syrup, and a dash of vanilla extract in a shaker with crushed ice. Shake for no more than 10 seconds, then strain into a chilled glass and sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg.


Notes: If you're game for making your own coconut milk (for this cocktail or a delicious non-dairy alternative), here how: 

Grate the meat of 1 coconut, wrap it in a damp cheesecloth and squeeze it over a bowl to extract the milk, then reserve. Transfer the cheesecloth-wrapped coconut to another bowl and pour 1/4 cup boiling water over the unwrapped coconut. Squeeze the mixture through the cheesecloth into the bowl to extract all the liquid, then add the reserved milk.


Photo by Romulo Yanes for Gourmet.


P.S. I'm sharing a recipe for Aristocrat Sparkling Punch over at Love and Lavender today, in case you're in need of a perfect party libation! 

22 comments:

  1. Oooo La la! I have all the ingredients for this. So making it.

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  2. This looks divine. I almost ordered a coconut dessert last night!

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  3. I will be craving this all day.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend, Lena!!

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  4. i loooooove coconut... YUM!!! Happy Friday!

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  5. That would be perfect this weekend!

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  6. Ah looks so frothy and delish. I LOVE coconut...one of my favorites! Happy weekend Lena!

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  7. I wish this day would move a lot faster so I could get home and make one of these! yum :)

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  8. me and coconut dont groove well together. not sure why, but we've never gotten along. As for rum, we are besties.

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  9. I've never tried milk punch before but this sounds delightful! Must give it a go since I am crazy for anything coconut!

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  10. Sounds refreshing and like a mini-vacay!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE! New and Improved Milk Punch! LOVE Coconut!! Happy Weekend!

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  12. That sounds divine! I have a ton of coconut milk right now because I've been treating myself to banana ice cream. A frozen banana in the food processor with a little coconut milk...and a swirl of nutella.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. I want a seat at your bar!

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  14. Just made a coconut milk run so I could give this a try. Thanks for sharing! :]

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  15. That's it! If I ever get over the pond you are inviting me for cocktails. Juts so you know *smile*

    Hugs and a happy Saturday!
    Signe

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  16. That sounds delicious! I hope you had a good weekend! <3

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  17. That looks really good. I will have to try it this weekend. Thanks for sharing =)

    bloglovetherapy.blogspot.com

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  18. This sounds so refreshing and delicious!!

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  19. Sounds yummy, though I think your Aristocrat Sparkling Punch is more our speed. xo style, she wrote

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  20. YUM - and that photo is so soft and nicely styled!!!! :)

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