I think it’s safe to say that people are now officially fed up of the frigid temperatures we’ve been experiencing this winter. Some have been blessed with the ability to escape this so-called tundra and head south to warmer climates, but then there are others who are not as lucky and looking for anything to pull them out of their seasonal depression. If you can’t get to a tropical destination this season, you can always crank up the heat at home and pretend you’re there and sip this tasty (and healthy) cocktail made with my go-to coconut water brand, Jax Coco. There are several brands currently on the market, and believe me I’ve tried every single one, but Jax Coco has definitely changed the game in regards to taste. I’ve spent the last month or so taste testing this product and have fallen madly in love – from it’s smooth filtered taste to it’s chic and minimalist design of the premium glass bottling.
When I first began blogging one of my first wellness posts was on the benefits of coconuts. I drink several litres of this tasty alternative to sport drinks weekly due to it’s super hydrating capabilities, in addition to it’s high levels of potassium and electrolytes. This sweet, clear and slightly nut flavoured liquid is fantastic on it’s own, but I have recently discovered how amazing it is mixed with cocktails. As we all know, alcoholic bevvies can be extremely dehydrating, but being able to hydrate your body while consuming your favourite cocktails is brilliant, no? I’ve tried out a few recipes with one of my besties Christian Thompson of ChristianConfidential.com and the Pineapple Raspberry Rum Refresher was the clear winner for the both of us. It’s an aesthetically good looking drink, simple to make and tastes delish.
2 Tbsps raspberries (fresh or frozen) 1/4 cup
3 ozs Jax Coco coconut water
3 ozs Pineapple juice
1.5 ozs Coconut flavoured rum (Malibu)
2 mint leaves (fresh)
Add ice cubes, coconut water, pineapple juice and rum into a shaker. Muddle, or gently mash raspberries and add to shaker. Mix again. Pour into a rocks glass, garnish with fresh mint leaves and enjoy!
Jax Coco can now be found at the following luxury outlets in the Greater Toronto Area: Equinox, Pusateris, T & T Supermarkets, McEwen’s, Daniel et Daniel, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Ritz Carlton Toronto, and select Loblaws locations. For more information on Jax Coco or to find retailers in the UK, United States, and Asia head to www.jaxcoco.com