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Drink of The Week

Lime in The Coconut - Gluten Free Drink!

Go ahead and sing it now, because we know you must be thinking it: "She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up..." Good ol' Harry Nilsson and his song "Coconut."

This week’s drink inspiration came to us from Fleetwood’s on Front Street. We highly recommend stopping by for their sunset ceremony and of course a “Lime in the Coconut”. If you can’t be in Maui, below is the Gluten Free recipe for you to enjoy!

Oh and we put a special song at the end of this post! Play it while you're making this FABULOUS drink!

  • Lime in the Coconut

Lime in the Coconut Cocktail
Makes 4 short glasses, or 2 tall glasses

Measurements based on 1 shot = 1.5 fluid ounces = 3 tablespoons


  • 4 shots Cruzan vanilla rum
  • 4 shots cream of coconut (sweetened coconut cream, such as Coco Lopez)
  • 1 shot agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 to 3 limes)
  • 1/4 fresh lime
  • 1 tbsp finely shredded, unsweetened, dehydrated coconut
  • 2 large cups ice
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish glasses with wedges of lime.

The recipe calls for 1/4 fresh lime. Yes, the whole thing ... rind and all. Depending on how powerful your blender is, it may be a good idea to cut up the 1/4 lime into smaller pieces, but either way, in it all goes!

For the dehydrated coconut, we used finely shredded coconut like that used in baking. The texture is much finer than traditional shredded coconut, like you might use to make coconut macaroons, and works better in this cocktail.

The recipe is easily made virgin/alcohol-free by omitting the rum.

This recipe is: gluten-free, dairy/lactose/casein-free, peanut-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, egg-free, soy-free, corn-free.


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