We find this drink rather elegant, with its pale colour and its subtle ingredients. Coconut water is rather unused as a cocktail ingredient, but it works beautifully we think. It is sweet and has a lot of coconut taste, but it doesn’t come with the thick creamy (sometimes overwhelming) textures that coconut milk does.
Also the chocolate notes here are so good. It’s not a whole lot of chocolate liqueur used, but still it shines through in a much delightful way. The lime juice balances the sweet notes perfectly and the overall features of this drink are sweet and sour.
Recipe by Ingrid Skaue Øines
1,75 oz Bacardi Carta Blanca light rum
0,75 oz white creme de cacao
0,75 oz lime juice
0,75 oz coconut water
8 fresh mint leaves
Shake all ingredients with fresh ice and fine strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with mint.