Mexico is among top producers of coconut in the world, and I am grateful Ixtapa is rich with them! The abundance of coconuts means our chefs and bar staff are always finding creative ways to incorporate them.
While I love all the amazing meals and desserts our Executive Chef Alexander Branch and Pastry Chef Marcelo Vega Rios prepare throughout the coconut season, I cannot live without refreshing coconut water. It helps keep me hydrated during hot summer days, and you can enjoy them as a refreshing cocktail as well.
Paloma likes to prepare coconut cocktails for our guests and her favorite is the Coco Loco. I got the recipe for those of you who share my love of coconuts and have to try it for yourself!
0.5 Oz. Matusalem Rum
0.5 Oz. Absolut Vodka
0.5 Oz. Tanqueray Gin
0.5 Oz. Don Julio ReposadoTequila 1.0 Oz. Lime Juice
0.5 Oz. Simple Syrup
6 Leaves Fresh Peppermint
1 Cup Ice Cubes
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously. For a fun presentation, remove the top of a coconut and pour the Coco Loco in. Remember to serve your coconut cocktails with a straw!