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Summer's Coming - Cool Beverage Recipes

Updated on May 10, 2010

Pierced Coconut

Tropical Drinks

With summer almost upon us, I thought it would be a great idea to share these refreshing summer drinks. I hope the videos at the end put you in the mood for celebrating the summer season.


Daiquiri Made With Coconut


6-8 coconuts

2 cups light rum

2 cans (6 oz. each) frozen lemonade

2 1/4 cups water


At the top of each coconut are three soft spots. Pierce one with an ice pick or similar instrument and drain liquid. Repeat with each coconut. Now freeze or chill coconuts for at least three hours.

Stir together the rum, lemonade concentrate and water. Chill for approximately one hour.

Remove coconuts from the fridge and place each coconut upright in custard cups. With a funnel, pour 3/4 cup of the rum mixture into each coconut. Insert straw in each and enjoy. (6-8 servings)


Pineapple Outrigger


2 fresh pineapples

1 pint strawberries

1/2 cup light corn syrup

2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons orange flavored liqueur or 1 tablespoon thawed orange juice concentrate


When selecting pineapples, select ones with fresh green leaves.  Cut each pineapple in half lengthwise through the green top, then cut each half in half again.  Cut core from each pineapple quarter and cut along curved edges with a grapefruit knife.  Cut fruit crosswise into 3/4 inch slices.  Pull slices by alternating the pulls from each side.  Fill the spaces with strawberries.

Now, stir together corn syrup, water and liqueur.  Just before serving, drizzle over pineapple boats.

HINT:  These can be prepared and refrigerated two hours before serving. 

Tomato Sauce

Rose Wine

Simple Beverages

Sparkling Tomato Juice


2 bottles (7 oz. each) carbonated lemon-lime beverage

1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce


Simply mix 2 bottles (7 oz. each) carbonated lemon-lime beverage and 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce. Serve over ice.

4-5 servings about 1/2 cup each

Cranberry Rose


2 cups rose, chilled

1 cup cranberry cocktail, chilled

2 cups carbonated water, chilled


Just before serving, stir together wine, cranberry cocktail and carbonated water, pour over ice. If desired, garnish with lemon or orange slices.

6 servings, about 3/4 cup each


Hawaiian Music


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      Laughing Mom 8 years ago

      The music is perfect! And they all look delicious--well maybe all but the sparkling tomato juice. :-)

      Are we having a tropical party at your place?

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      girly_girl09 8 years ago from United States

      These all sound very good! I have never considered a strawberry-pineapple combination before and am definitely going to try the Pineapple Outrigger recipe!

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      lowlycook 8 years ago from Deep Asia

      Pineapple is good for bone strength, I read somewhere. And it's got lots of fiber and Vitamin C. What more with strawberries! And that coconut water and rum concoction is superb for sumer while idling on the beach!

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      Hi Laughing Mom,

      Sorry about the tomato drink.  I'm not sure but I think if push came to shove you could try making it with actual tomato juice.  That's if you even like tomato juice :)

      Party at my place!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      Hi girly,

      Great! I'm sure it will tickle your palate. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      Hi lowlycook,

      I've never heard that before.  That's good to know as I do love pineapple.  Hope you try these and enjoy.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago from India

      Oh to be in Hawaii with a coconut daiquiri and that lovely music...tra la la! :)

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      Hi Feline,

      LOL, yes!  I agree.  Too bad I am petrified of flying :(  Even though I have flown, the older I find myself, the more terrified I am of it.  Guess I'll go to Long Beach Island and pretend it's Hawaii :)

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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      Rebecca Graf 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      These sound wonderful. I can't wait for summer to hit - too much snow this year.

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      Hi RGraf!

      It surely was a long winter, even though we had hardly any snow.  Yesterday and today it hit 90+ and once more tomorrow, then back to 50s and 60s by Wednesday they're saying.

      Personally, I hate summer and not crazy about winter.  I wish it could be about 80 all year long with no humidity.  To me that would be heaven.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!   Enjoy the drinks!

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      laringo 8 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      These drinks sound very refreshing especially the pineapple outrigger. I'm ready for this right now. Thanks for sharing these recipes.

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      Hi laringo!

      Yes, they are extremely refreshing.  Glad to share.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      Sherri 8 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Trish, these are absolutely mouth-watering. Love the idea of the filled frozen coconut. Maybe that party will be at my house this weekend? :) You bring the rum, I'll get the nuts. And I'll put up the big umbrella and run the sprinkler...well, we can pretend, right?

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      Yes, these sure do sound refreshing.  Party at your house? sounds like a plan :)

      I'll see what I can do.  Pretending is also good.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Party? where? when? I'll try one of each...thank you and Please...yumm :O) Hugs

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      G-Ma,,LOL, sure thing!  Not sure when yet, and it would be either at my house or my best friend's house.  You're more than welcome to come :)

      Just bring some leis and wear your grass skirt :)

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.  Hugs back!

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      mdawson17 8 years ago

      The thought of being in Hawaii with a coconut rum drink takes me into a fantasy world

      Great Hub!!


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      trish1048 8 years ago

      Hi mdawson,

      Yes, it's definitely something to dream about.  I have to content myself with a fantasy also, since I hate flying :)

      Glad you enjoyed this, thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      futonfraggle 8 years ago

      Great beverages for those hot, summer days. Great hub, Trish!

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      Hi futonfraggle,

      I couldn't agree more :)

      Glad you liked it and thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi trish, this is making me thirsty! LOL I would love to try these esp the pineapple outrigger! :-)

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      hi ripplemaker,

      Refreshing they are.  I hope you give it a try!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Benji Mester 7 years ago from San Diego, California

      When I was living in Southeast Asia, I would daily drink from a coconut like the beginning picture. In Cambodia, it was actually cheaper to buy a coconut than a small bottle of water, and there was about the same amount of liquid in each. Go figure.

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      trish1048 7 years ago

      Hi Benji!

      Ohhhhhh that sounds yummy! As a kid, I loved fresh coconuts. Now, however, I don't so much. While I love the taste of coconut, I find it leaves my mouth dry. How exciting that you lived in Asia. If you haven't yet, perhaps you can write a hub about that experience.

      So nice to see you! thanks for stopping by.

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