This summer, I’ve been all about the lemonade. And the other day, when I met my friend Katie for lunch at Republic, I saw that they had some kind of coconut-and-lime drink on the menu, and…yes. Two, please! And then, on my next trip to the grocery store, I picked up the ingredients to make a quick-and-dirty (ixnay on the omemadehsay here, kids) version for myself.
All you do: in a large glass filled with ice, combine good-quality lemonade with a teaspooon of cream of coconut (it needs to be at room temperature in order to liquefy), and a generous squeeze of fresh lime (optional: add 1.5 oz rum to each glass to transform this into a perfect summer cocktail hour beverage).
If you want to fancy things up a bit, you can muddle some blueberries or raspberries in a little sugar and add them to the mix, or sprinkle sweetened coconut flakes on top before serving.
Serve with a pink straw.