Summer may be over according to the calendar, but you can still stick a paper umbrella in something tropical to sip. Here are three recipes for a virtual vacation at home.
'coconut water' on Serious Eats
We get a lot of wacky things sent to us as Serious Eats HQ, but within the same week, two new coffee-flavored coconut waters arrived on my desk. Two's a trend? Maybe it shouldn't be, but there's one winner so far in this burgeoning category.
I love a good piña colada. I'm not talking about the sickly-sweet Trader Vic's version with spiced rum (or worse, coconut rum) and a can of coconut milk served in a hollowed-out pineapple. Okay, I do love those, too; but it's hard to justify that many empty calories right up front. Here's a lighter version, perfect for mid-morning, with an innovation borrowed from our friends at Beaker and Flask here in Portland: coconut water ice cubes.