Bring a little sunshine to your New Year’s Eve party with this fresh and bright pineapple grapefruit coconut rum cocktail! No bartending skills required.
We’ve loved coconut rum since we first tried it many, many years ago. The flavor evokes summer days on the beach relaxing on a recliner while sipping a cocktail. Add grapefruit and pineapple to coconut rum and it’s like being transported to a tropical paradise—wide seashore with the sea on one side and, on the other side, countless rows of palm trees swaying in the warm breeze.
Oh, yes, I love the sea. My first published poem was about the sea. I was 14.
It’s quite dismal that we don’t get to spend time by the sea as often as we’d like to these days. Overland travel is a headache with the traffic. Flying to seaside destinations isn’t much better with the current state of the airport management and sub-standard airline service. And the crowds… Oh, the crowds! Makes relaxing on the beach futile.
But I can dream, can’t I? If I have a glass of a tropical drink like this pineapple grapefruit coconut rum cocktail, I can take sips, close my eyes in between and, in my mind, I’m on a shore as long as the eye can see. There’s an occasional boat on the horizon but, other than the sound of the waves rolling on the sand and the chirp of birds too far for the naked eyes to see, I’m alone.
What bliss! I think I’ll ask Speedy to mix more pineapple grapefruit coconut rum cocktail from today until the New Year so that I can dream of the beach over and over again.
- 3/4 cup grapefruit juice unsweetened
- 3/4 cup pineapple juice unsweetened
- 3/4 cup coconut rum
- ice cubes
- pineapple or grapefruit slices or wedges to garnish
Prepare four glasses.
Stir together the grapefruit juice, pineapple juice and coconut rum in a pitcher.
Drop three to four ice cubes into each glass.
Divide the grapefruit-pineapple-rum mixture among the four glasses.
Drop in a pineapple or grapefruit slice or wedge into each glass.
Serve at once.
If you like coconut rum, see also The Lady In Red (Watermelon and Coconut Rum Cocktail).