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How to Make a Toasted Coconut Pineapple Cocktail in a Pineapple Cup


PineappleCocktail_2PineappleCocktail_3PineappleCocktail_4PineappleCocktail_1When we go to Paradise Cove, I’m always tempted to order the pineapple mojito because they serve it in a pineapple cup and it makes me feel as if I’m on a tropical vacation. This past week I had a lonely pineapple staring at me for a few days and I was inspired by the ones we sip by the beach at the Cove. So, similar to carving a pumpkin, I carved out the middle of the pineapple and pureed it in a blender leaving the shell for a cup. The carving part can be a little messy and you may or may not end up with some pineapple splashes on your face! I then whipped up a very refreshing, no sugar added (so it’s not too sweet), toasted coconut pineapple cocktail! I’m loving this cocktail and it’s a total crowd pleaser! Really, who doesn’t like drinking a coconut pineapple cocktail out of a pineapple cup?! I felt pretty relaxed sitting in my backyard sipping this… all I was missing was the sand. Try it!


Toasted Coconut Pineapple Cocktail in Pineapple Cup


  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut for the rim (I toasted it in the oven for a few minutes until golden brown)
  • 1/4 cup freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut rum
  • 1 1/4 oz dark rum
  • 1/2 cup pureed pineapple (puree the pineapple you carved out of the middle)


  1. Shake all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice for 20 seconds.

  2. Then strain into the pineapple filled with ice.

  3. Garnish the edge of the pineapple with the toasted coconut.

  4. The best way to remove the middle is to cut a circle in the middle, leaving about 1/2 inch rim around the sides.

  5. Then cut the middle part diagonally and carve it out.

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30 responses to How to Make a Toasted Coconut Pineapple Cocktail in a Pineapple Cup

  1. Bonnie Sanders
    May 13, 2014

    This looks so fun and delicious.

    1. Eden
      May 13, 2014

      Thanks Bonnie!

  2. May 13, 2014

    This looks like a tropical paradise vacation in your own backyard!

    1. Eden
      May 13, 2014

      Haha!! Thanks Heather! It’s an easy way to bring the tropics to your home, ha!!

  3. Gina Eckhart
    May 14, 2014

    This works for today. It’s 93 degrees in SF. Makes my mouth water. Thanks for the recipe, Eden! 🙂

  4. So gorgeous! Pinning to my coconut obsession board!
    Can you tell we love coconut?
    Have a marvelous day!
    P.S. Love the photography here.

    1. Eden
      May 15, 2014

      Thank you so much Melanie!! I’m a little coconut obsessed too, haha! 🙂 Thank you for pinning!

  5. This looks amazing!!!!

    1. Eden
      July 2, 2014

      Thank you!! It tastes even better, haha 🙂

  6. November 17, 2014

    Thanks for the marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed
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