It’s that time of year again: every day for the next 12 days, we’ll bring you something extra special, extra delicious, and extra tropical to help you get into the holiday spirit. Sort of a Christmas-in-July-in-reverse sort of thing.


On the 12th Day of Tropical, The Troikas gave to me Coconut Rum, Pineapple, and Ginger Beer. 


This one is really easy, so don’t blink or you’ll definitely miss it.

The Cocyounut
For one drink:

  • 2 shots coconut rum (I like, maybe even love, Cruzan’s Coconut Rum)
  • 6 ice cubes
  • pineapple juice
  • ginger beer
  • Angostura bitters, optional
  • Dark rum (preferably Mt. Gay), optional

Pour the coconut rum into a tall glass. Add the ice cubes and stir to chill the rum. Pour pineapple juice to reach halfway up the glass. Top with ginger beer and lightly stir to combine. If desired, tip a few drops of Angostura bitters on top, followed by a tablespoon-full of dark rum. Drink right away. The little paper umbrella is optional, but highly recommended.

Old San Juan

See you tomorrow,


P.S. We know that The 12 Days of Christmas actually begin on December 25 and end on January 6, but by then we’ll hopefully be eating foods less full of butter and starch. Let the countdown to Christmas begin!

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One thought on “Presenting

  1. Linda says:

    Definitely going to try this!

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