More times than not, I’m always looking to order cocktails that are light, bright and refreshing. I did NOT work this hard to lose my summer body in a few days, so to avoid a bloated mess while on vacation, I stick with the simple stuff. Although this punch may not be as simple as a G+T, it’s light and refreshing properties is exactly what I’ll be looking for while on vacation. So join me as I create an abundance of punches and group friendly cocktails this week!
I love me some Coconut. Period. Coconut chips, cream of coconut, coconut water, delicious bounty bars, anything and everything with coconut, I am DOWN. So I knew I wanted to start off my Tropical Punch Bowl week with some coconut vibes. I’ve also been having a ton of Cardamom around the house, so I jumped on the chance to marry coconut and cardamom into one. So in order to still highlight the coconut water without getting masked by too many flavours, I decided to incorporate a chilled coconut tea in this bowl! It’s great for big groups, keeps costs low, and you’ll kinda feel good about yourself because it’s ‘tea’.
So with that in mind, I decided to pick up David’s Tea Coco Colada flavour. Any coconut flavoured tea works, but I definitely love the stuff coming out of David’s Tea. I infused the tea by adding cardamom pods to the steeping process. I didn’t want to use up everything though, and being as cardamom pods can be expensive and difficult to track, I bind the flavours together with some cardamom bitters as well.
And that’s pretty much it folks. With a bit of mint, sugar and a touch of soda, I’m happy to share this punch with my community!
Agua de Coco
A light, refreshing punch that tastes more like a cleanse than a cocktail! Comprises of rums, coconut water, coco colada tea and cardamom!
- 3 oz Brugal Blanco Rum
- 1 oz Brugal Anejo Rum
- 1/2 cup Coco Colada Tea with Cardamom
- 1 oz Coconut Water
- 6 Mint leaves
- 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
- 1 Brown Sugar Cube
- 3 dashes Cardamom Bitters
- 2 oz Soda
In a pitcher, place sugar, cardamom bitters and soda and allow this to dissolve
Add Rums, Coconut Water, Coco Colada Tea, Mint and Lemon to pitcher, filled with 3/4 of ice
Give this a good stir until well chilled and strain into your coconut bowl