This week I made my Lime in Da Coconut Cocktail as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars & Sweet’N Low #SweetNLowStars
Happy Monday! Wow, what a whirlwind last couple of weeks over here at Made with HAPPY. If you’ve been following along on Instagram, then you may have noticed I’ve been quite the globetrotter lately. Nope, not the 6’7 basketball kind. The one where I’m in three different time zones in a matter of 24 hours.
Last week, I was surprised by the husband and sent to Hawaii with my best friend. I KNOW… Crazy huh? I am one blessed girl, that is for sure. Not only do I have the best husband in the world, but I have the best friends and village to support me being gone. It was the first time I’ve been gone from MWH Boy for more than a weekend and I can tell you it did a doozey on my heart. I missed my family like crazy, but was so thankful to have that time with the bestie. We took Maui by storm and pretty much checked off all we wanted to do while there.
It only took being back on mainland for a few days, for the island itch to return. I mean, our days were filled with lounging on beautiful beaches like this.And our meals were full of fresh fruits and fish and our drinks were coconutty and had umbrellas. Who wouldn’t want to get back there?
This past weekend I decided to in order to keep the aloha going and to give the hubs a little taste of my trip, that I would make him a deliciouss coconutty concoction for Made with HAPPY Hour that I like to call
Lime in da Coconut
It is so tasty and brought me right back to the islands.
Here is how I made it.
- 4 oz. Coconut Rum
- 4 oz. Spiced Rum
- 1/4 cup Low Calorie Coconut Syrup (recipe below)
- 1/2 cup Lime Juice
- 1/4 Lime Zest
- 2-3 cups ice
- shredded coconut for garnish
- Lime wedges for garnish
Pour rums, syrup, lime juice and zest into blender along with ice and blend. You can dip the side of your glass into the coconut syrup and then into the shredded coconut for a fun glass decor along with an added lime wedge. DELICIOUS.
Low Calorie Coconut Syrup
- 14 oz. Coconut Milk (Light)
- 12 packets of Sweet’N Low
- 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Salt
In a pot, combine the ingredients and whisk continuously on medium/low heat for approximately 10 minutes. You have yourself the most delicious Low Calorie Coconut Syrup. Great for your Macadamia Nut Pancakes or for your favorite island drink. Added bonus… Diabetic Friendly!
If you’re so inclined, you can also drill a hole in a coconut and serve your frothy beverage out of a real coconut. Hope you enjoy your next Happy Hour as much as we did with these babies. YUM!