Did the Recipe Redux create this monthly theme of cocktails and mocktails for May celebrations for me? You know that Champagne Nutrition loves cocktails – see some of my favorites Orange Cran-Pom Sparkling Punch, Champagne Creme Sparkle, or a Healthier Margarita. We all have lots of celebrations right now. It’s one of my favorite times of year. Showers, weddings, birthdays and graduations abound so this month, the Recipe Redux asks us to show off our healthy, colorful drink concoctions for festivities in spring and summer. Perfect time for me to share one of my all-time favorites: the SoCoNut Cocktail for Summer.Try this refreshing #souhterncomfort and #coconut #sparklingwater #cocktail for summer! #reciperedux Click To Tweet
This is the thing – mocktails and cocktails can be sugar bombs. I don’t want to drink syrupy margarita mix, sugar rims, or a bunch of juice. After the wettest winter/spring in recorded history of Seattle, I’m ready for a light, refreshing cocktail and it needs to have a lime-wedge garnish for sure.
My husband and I created this cocktail when we lived in Chicago. Somehow we had a handle of Southern Comfort left over from a party. Soco is, in fact, a whiskey flavored liqueur. A little sweet, a little fruity; we had no idea what to do with the bottle. My favorite LaCroix flavor is coconut so we had those on hand and wanting a cocktail one evening in the hot Chicago summer, we mixed the two together and the SoCoNut was born. Simple and light, this cocktail is one you can sip all summer long. And if you need a little break from the Soco, just leave it out and no one will know the difference!
I hope you enjoy this SoCoNut Cocktail for Summer and have safe and happy celebrations as we head into these hotter months.
- 2 cups cubed ice
- 4 ounces Southern Comfort
- 1 can Coconut LaCroix sparkling water
- 1 lime sliced for garnish
- Fill 2 glasses with ice. Add 2 ounces Southern Comfort to each glass then top with 1/2 can each of sparkling water. Stir to combine and serve immediately with a slice of time for a garnish.
Ginger Hultin,MS, RD, CSO
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