You put de lime in de coconut and drink ’em both up …

I thought about trying to concoct this one recently when I heard the old song, and thought “hey, that’s a good idea … you put de lime in de coconut and drink ’em both up.” Certainly relieved my bellyache. The name of the drink comes from the singer.

The Harry Nilsson

2 ounces cachaça or white rum.
Juice of one lime.
1-1/2 ounces coconut syrup.
Dash Angostura bitters.
Club soda to fill.

In a tall Collins glass, combine cachaça or
rum, lime juice and coconut syrup (for a stronger and less sweet drink, use coconut rum instead).

Add soda to fill, dash bitters and stir. Garnish
with a lime wheel, and relieve de bellyache.
Doctor’s orders.

Now that I think about it, that alternate version featuring cachaça and coconut rum instead of the coconut syrup would probably kick your ass. That’s 3.5 ounces of spirits, and you’d probably have to add some simple. Maybe coconut rum instead of cachaça or white rum, then the lime juice, bitters and soda. Caveat imbibor — I haven’t tried any of the alternate versions.

This is a very refreshing drink.