Drink a Coconut With a Straw

In the 2001 things to do book, there is a suggestion to “drink the milk from a coconut with a straw” I wrote about drinking from a fresh coconut in Hawaii (here). But there was no straw involved. I figured it was still okay since it was a new experience, and you don’t really need to involve straws anyway right?

Looking through photos to remember past fun experiences / adventures and came across the photos from my first trip to the Dominican Republic in 2013. I found a photo where we’re drinking from coconuts with straws. Hey that means I can be more specific in completely that suggested thing to do. But, I then realized, it’s not just coconut in there, but a very yummy alcoholic drink.  That was my favorite drink of choice for the trip, I kept going back for more. The cocktail is called Coco Loco and there are many variations but the general ingredients are:  rum, coconut cream, coconut water, lime juice, and ice cubes.

I wanted to share about this, because even though I wasn’t doing the exact suggestion, it doesn’t really matter. It’s just a suggestion. Plus, I also wanted to share that even though I am doing this more then once, it was completely different experiences. Sometimes it’s worth looking back at what you’ve “crossed off” and see if you want to enjoy doing it again, only change it up.

Have you had any coconut related experiences?

Drinking Adventures

Most of my posts inspired by drinking, will be on my drinktopia page. Last year, I came across a blog that talked about this book and I was intrigued. It’s very informative and fun to go chapter by chapter and learn about different alcohol. I am now starting out with learning about Scotch whisk(e)ys. It reminded me that I have been Scotland and toured a whisky distillery. Hopefully I can find a photo to share about that adventure.

Have you read this book? Or had Scotch Whisky? And what was a favorite?

Drink From a Fresh Coconut

My sister is currently living in Hawaii so it is a tad more than just visiting her when I go. It’s very much a vacation in paradise. There are tons of “bucket” list adventures to cross off when on a tropical island. This was one from the book.

I had visited my sister in 2011 as a birthday vacation. We did quite a few items, like my first time stand-up paddling. While we were out on the beach, one of her co-workers went and chopped down a few coconuts from trees nearby. Then they cut into the coconuts so I could drink from it. (I had mentioned this being a checklist item to my sister, so she asked him to get them as a birthday treat).coconut 2 There were no straws, but you can’t beat having it fresh right? After we drank the juice (which was more like water then milk), they cut more of the coconut (which took a lot more chopping than I would have thought) and we dug out the meat. I’m not a fan of coconut, but it was fun to eat it still in the shell and so fresh.coconut 1Maybe, I’ll go buy one at the store (or better yet, have another opportunity in Hawaii like this) and use a straw. In the meantime, I’m counting this as mission accomplished.

Have you had any coconut related experiences?