Since my 21st birthday, making cocktails has been one of my favorite hobbies. Usually I stick with classic cocktails, but occasionally I invent my own. This weekend I picked up a bottle of Cruzan Key Lime Rum on my walk home, invited some friends over, and my “Loconut” (a crazy good combination of lime and coconut) cocktail was born.
If you don’t like coconut, don’t worry: the cream of coconut just adds a creamy taste and froth. The tonic water adds a slight sweetness. My roommate Lena says that it tastes like key lime pie in a glass! Dusting the rim with graham cracker crumbs and topping the drink with a dollop of lime whipped cream would make this drink even better. Go easy though, folks, because this drink is deliciously easy to toss back.
1 oz. gin
1.5 oz. Cruzan Key Lime rum (or the brand of your choice)
1 oz. lime juice
1 oz. cream of coconut
Mix gin, rum, lime juice and cream of coconut in a cocktail shaker.
Pour into a martini glass and top with tonic water (just eyeball it).
Add a thick slice of lime to the glass and enjoy!