Put the Lime in the Coconut
But how can you recreate this Ratpack revelry or holiday feeling back home, in your own back garden, with all your friends?
Well, Sinatra might not be crooning, and the weather may not be on your side, but you can more than make up for it with all the right flavours and props.
Of course, as we are now in August, a final farewell to summer is called for. So why not go for a sun-kissed cocktail party, with tropical flavours, refreshing tipples and fun accessories?
For a truly tropical motif, gather plenty of decorations in citrus colours. Pop up a raffia parasol, string up some paper lanterns, and maybe even fire up the grill one last time. Once you’ve set the scene for your Havana night, turn your attention to the main event: the cocktails.
Be sure to consider presentation too, as the right look can really make your creations taste better. We suggest swapping traditional glasses for our coconut bowls, which work a treat for frozen cocktails especially. You’ll want to dress up the coconut bowls with paper straws, and even fresh (edible/safe) flowers, for a really exotic touch. And don’t forget to keep stomachs full, as well as glasses. Serve brightly coloured, flavoursome bites on our natural bamboo plates for a great effect.
And what to serve in those coconut shells? Well, you can try some of the frozen cocktail recipes in this Buzzfeed article; we’ve listed our top ten choices below.
- Frozen coconut pineapple margarita
- Frozen sangria
- Espresso, Kahlua and Irish whiskey (frozen)
- Watermelon and lime margarita
- Jack Daniel’s slush
- Sparkling pearl tropical
- Peach and honey sangria slushies
- Spiced frozen Mexican hot chocolate
- Frozen coconut banana daiquiris
- Coconut orange daiquiri
Happiness is: our coconut shell bowls, your fantastic frozen cocktail creations.
So browse our site for all the party supplies and drink accessories you’ll need, then start mixing! We look forward to hearing all about how you put your lime (and the rest) in the coconut.