Coconut cocktails sometimes carry kitschy connotations, especially when served in a coconut shell. But recognizing coconut’s sweet flavors and versatility, mixologists have given it a more modern spin. Here are six places to get your drink on.
The Pacific Palm at Charlie Palmer Steak, New York, New York
Created by general manager Jill Dobias, the Pacific Pam combines vodka, coconut water, and lime zest. This refreshing combination brings a vacation vibe right to Midtown — no packing or passport required. Make a reservation at Charlie Palmer Steak.
Pacific Scorpion at Roku, West Hollywood, California
Mixologist Charity Johnston uses Svedka clementine vodka mixed with coconut, pineapple, passion fruit, watermelon, guava, and lychee juice for a tantalizing taste of the tropics. Make a reservation at Roku.
The Anti-Inflammatory at Saffron NOLA, New Orleans, Louisiana
Concocted by owner, general manager, and bar director Ashwin Vilkhu, the Anti-Flammatory includes cognac, turmeric-infused coconut milk, honey syrup, chili oil, and a sprig of cilantro. Vilkhu says the coconut milk contributes to the drink’s flavor profile and viscosity while providing a healthier alternative to cream. Make a reservation at Saffron NOLA.