The smell or taste of coconut makes it possible, to have a vacation in a glass – this just might be it. “It” being the Thai Coco Cocktail and here’s how to whip one up.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 ounces coconut rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces Fresh Lemongrass Syrup, recipe follows
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice (about 1 juicy lime)
  • Very thin slice lime or spear of a fresh lemongrass frond, for garnish

Directions:

  • Fill a cocktail shaker or small pitcher with ice. Add the rum, lemongrass syrup, and lime juice. Cover and shake vigorously, or stir, until combined and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, by the time the shaker mists up the drink is ready.) Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime on the rim or the lemongrass spear in the drink. Serve.

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