Imagine sitting under a coconut tree, on a soft sandy beach, quietly enjoying a smooth cocktail made from fresh coconuts. This is one of the many dreams that come true here in the Maldives. The feel of tranquillity that washes over as you quietly enjoy your drink is indescribable.
The coconut tree and the coconut has always held a special place in the heart of Maldivians. The coconut tree is the national tree and the coconut has been a staple in the Maldivian diet through the ages.
With the advent of tourism, the coconut has once again taken a place in the heart of the industry. It has become the favourite as a welcome drink in many of the resorts. As you finally arrive at your designated resort after all that tiring travel, feeling all hot and bothered, this cooling and refreshing drink hits just the right spot.
Coconut water and cream have also come forth as one of the main ingredients in some of the most popular drinks in the world. Their restorative effects are just the right counterpart to some of the hard liqueur, and blend well to make delicious drinks.
As many of the visitors enjoy these scrumptious drinks made using coconuts, Maldives Traveller has compiled a list of the most popular cocktails. Try them out this for an unexpected exotic twist.
Pour the rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice into a blender with one cup of crushed ice. Blend until smooth, and pour into a glass. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple or a maraschino cherry, and serve.
Combine all of the ingredients in blender together with half-scoop crushed ice. Then simply pour it into a chilled flute. To top things off garnish with fresh grated nutmeg on top.
Pour the rums, vodka, creme de bananes, pineapple juice, coconut cream and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and strain into a chilled highball glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge, and serve.
Mix the bananas and strawberries in a blender until they form a smooth paste. Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend for another minute or so. When done, simply pour into a glass and serve.