Have you heard of sex on a beach? The cocktail? We have. Yes, we like it. But here in MN it seems a cruel, cruel joke that many of the best cocktails are related to warmth and sand and little umbrellas. People never talk about “winter cocktails”. If you go on Pinterest all the labels for delicious looking cocktails are “Summer”. Classic “summer” cocktails, refreshing “summer” drinks, perfect “summer” beverage.
It’s just plain cruel.
We were sitting around the table whining about it (on one of the -25 degree days), joking that here in Minnesota it would be more like Sex on a Snowbank with snow and cold and the like. Not fun at all. That gave us a fun cocktail idea…
Sex on a Snowbank.
Now that is a Minnesotan drink.
This cocktail really isn’t anything like a Sex on a Beach summer cocktail…it’s one of those winter cocktails (like how we slipped in the fact that everyone should just know about winter cocktails?) that messes with all the rules. It’s like a pina colada, but served in a martini glass. And it’s really the consistency of a slushie. But a winter slushie.
This cocktail is easy, easy to make. Just plop a bunch of ice, some alcohol, and some coconutty goodness into a blender and you’ve got yourself an amazing, delicious winter cocktail.
And oh gosh it is wonderful!! Cool, sweet, refreshing, and beautiful.
- 1 1/2 ounces Malibu rum
- 3 tablespoons coconut cream
- 6 large ice cubes
- Place ingredients together in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a chilled martini glass.
- If you want a thicker consistency, use less ice and more coconut cream.
- For a really fancy drink, coat the rim of the glass with finely shredded coconut!