Saturday, April 28, 2012

Coconut Lemon Sour


Coconut Lemon Sour recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

{updated 7/10/2013: This has become the most requested drink I make for friends and family. It is still my personal favorite.}

Several weeks ago, I was out with some friends and tried a Coconut Lemon Sour at PF Chang's. I absolutely loved that drink and I was determined to recreate it at home. We chatted with the bartender a while, in an attempt to figure out the exact amounts. Light and crisp, just sweet enough for me and still a bit tart from the lemon, I'll be making this all summer long. 

Without the hassle of going out or the crazy expense of a mixed drink at a restaurant, this is my answer to summertime thirst. I've made this for several people now and my sister insisted I post it here for her. So, here you have my favorite drink!

I am also including the non-alcoholic version I have made for my kids. They loved having a fun coconut drink (my middle son declared it "ten thumbs up") and they thought it was a very exciting treat!

Coconut Lemon Sour
slightly adapted from this recipe found at Quizlet
(printable recipe)

2.5 ounces Coconut Water
1.5 ounces Coconut Vodka, Pearl and Ciroc vodkas are both excellent
1 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice - adjust as desired, I prefer it a bit tart from the lemon
1 ounce Simple Syrup*

Combine all ingredients in a shaker (or small mason jar) with ice and shake several times, or just until chilled.  Pour over fresh ice and garnish with a wedge of lemon if desired. Enjoy!

* To make simple syrup for mixed drinks: Combine 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup white sugar in a jar and shake until the sugar is dissolved. This will keep in the refrigerator until you need it again. It will be much thinner than traditional simple syrup and will mix smoothly into the drinks. 

Virgin Coconut Lemon Sour

6 ounces Coconut Water
2 ounces Lemon Juice
2 ounces Simple Syrup

Combine all ingredients in a shaker (or small mason jar) with lots of ice and shake until chilled.  Pour over fresh ice and garnish with a wedge of lemon if desired. Enjoy!

Coconut Lemon Sour recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


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17 comments:

  1. We loved this cocktail Mary! Very subtle, perfectly sweet and served with a smile. Perhaps we will find a cocktail shaker in YOUR hands at the next party. <3 <3 <3

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  2. Sounds divine! I could easily make this my cocktail of choice!! Thanks.

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  3. This looks like a perfect drink for summer.

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  4. This sounds great, Mary. I always have coconut water on hand and what a great combo this is with the lemon!

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  5. This sounds like this would be the perfect summer drink.

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  6. I need a glass right now, weather is so hot outside..sound so coooool...

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  7. I have never made simple syrup without heating it up to dissolve the sugar. That's an awesome idea!

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  8. This looks AMAZING! I will definitely have to try this at my next pool party.

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  9. This sounds great. Perfect for those long summer days.

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  10. I had dinner yesterday.at PF Changs and I had that drink.... It is delicious!! I loved it!!! I'm gonna make it at home.

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  11. Also had this drink at PF Changs and absolutely love it! Perfect summer drink and we enjoy it in our hottub :) We make them with SKYY coconut vodka and a little less simple syrup. Fresh squeezed lemon is a must

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  12. I wonder if you could use SF Torani Coconut Syrup instead of the Simple Syrup to save on sugar/calories?

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  13. It is worth trying. If you like it that way, come back and let me know! Thanks.

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  14. yummy yummy perfect for everyone

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  15. Had this drink Sat night at PF Changs. Asked the waiter for the recipe, he told me it was on line. Awesome. I am making some this weekend.

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  16. You can also use coconut rum in this drink recipe.

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