Havana Beach de Coco

22 Oct

The Havana Beach de Coco is essentially the ‘pop’ version of the Palm Beach. A happy, sweet cocktail with fizz and crackle, and lacking the substance (it’s not very strong la). We also added some Nata de Coco for fun. Nata de Coco is a coconut gelatin made from the fermentation of coconut cream. Its springy texture and mildly sweet taste makes it a great addition to drinks and desserts. It’s also terribly tropical feel-y which makes it go so well with this beach-y drink, if only we had cocktail umbrellas.

To make a Havana Beach de Coco, you’ll need rum, pineapple juice, ginger ale, nata de coco, ice and a cocktail shaker.

Havana Beach de Coco - What You Need

Nata de Coco; Bacardi Gold Rum; Ice Cubes; Schweppes Dry Ginger Ale; Fruit Tree Pineapple

The Recipe:
2 shots gold rum
3 shot pineapple juice
Ginger ale, to top
Nata De Coco
Ice

Firstly, fill up your shaker till full with ice. Pour the rum and pineapple juice over the ice.

Havana Beach de Coco - Rum & Juice

Rum!                                                                 Pineapple juice!

Shake it all up until well frosted and then strain into a whisky tumbler half filled with ice cubes.

Havana Beach de Coco - Strain

Strain into a whisky tumbler

Some tips when using a Cobbler Shaker, like the one that we use, is to piece the parts together one by one: strainer onto the container, then only put on the cap. If you were to put the strainer onto the container with the cap already on it, it captures too much air inside the chamber and the liquids would start to leak as you shake. It’s not a big problem, just a bit of a mess. Something you could probably discover on your own, but why go through that when we can help you avert alcohol wastage 🙂

Alright then, next step! Top the glass with ginger ale, and then garnish with a sprinkling of Nata de Coco cubes.

Havana Beach de Coco - Ale & Nata

Ginger ale!                                                                 Nata de Coco!

A really nice, refreshing drink to end the day.

Havana Beach de Coco

A Havana Beach de Coco!

Just FYI: The original Havana Beach recipe does not include Nata de Coco, which is quite a shame because it really adds a whole new layer to the drink.

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4 Responses to “Havana Beach de Coco”

  1. chamchamgirl October 30, 2012 at 16:49 #

    Sounds awesome! The colour contrast must have been beautiful too 😀

  2. Jamie.S October 24, 2012 at 15:32 #

    Nice blog! There isn’t any natadecoco where I’m from but I guess I’ll substitute them with berries or fruits 🙂 Keep it up!

    • chamchamgirl October 25, 2012 at 01:19 #

      Hey Jamie! Thanks for dropping by 🙂 Yea, you could substitute with diced fresh fruits or even canned fruit. Let me know how it goes.

      • Jamie.S October 29, 2012 at 17:28 #

        Tried it the other night with grapes – came out better than we thought. I think any citrus fruits would work well with this!

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