In general, I’m not much of a cocktail drinker. When given the choice of an adult beverage I’d pretty much always choose beer or wine. However, if a restaurant or bar is known for it’s amazing cocktails (like this place), I’ll have to give one a try.
Back in the day (and when I had a much higher tolerance for alcohol!) I would choose mixed drinks over anything else. And, those drinks were usually incredibly sweet. Even though just the thought of most of the cocktails that I enjoyed in my early 20s gives me a hangover, there’s one in particular that I can still about in a positive light.
During the summer between my junior and senior year of college, I had an internship doing graphic design in my hometown. My best friend James worked nearby and we would meet up for happy hour every Thursday and this little bar downtown. They had a drink called a Jamaican Ten Speed, which we nicknamed the two sipper (meaning that it was usually gone in two sips). I liked the drink so much that I asked the bartender for the recipe. He kindly shared it with me and I made my own version at home… many times.
The original drink recipe calls for heavy cream. Since the other ingredients go perfectly with coconut flavors, I figured that Silk Almond Coconut Blend would be a perfect replacement for the heavy cream. It turns out- I was right!
This drink is pretty much dessert in a glass. It’s sweet and light- and perfect to enjoy on the patio on a hot summer day.
Jamaican Ten Speed
1-1/2 oz coconut rum
3/4 oz melon liqueur
3/4 oz banana liqueur
3 oz. pineapple juice
3 oz. Silk Coconutmilk or Almond Coconut Blend
ice, as needed
Combine all ingredients in a shaker glass. Shake until blended together well and serve over ice in a glass over ice.
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