When someone asked me to try coconut lemonade this weekend I thought they were joking.

I seriously didn’t think that firstly, such a thing existed never mind that it would ever be palatable.

“But Madonna and Rihanna and Jay Z love it” I was told.

“Oh, well in that case, since it’s the next big thing I will try it” I exclaim.

I’ll be honest, it’s strange. It’s not what I expected. The Vita Coco Lemonade has your standard coconut taste but with a weird slightly carbonated feel but not intrusive like some lemonades can be.

To be fair I think the lemons give the coconut a kick and the coconut tames the bitter bite in the lemon.

Anyway, I won’t tell you to buy it – that’s the job of the big celebrities who are shamelessly tweeting about it. What I will say is that it’s worth giving your taste buds a wee treat.

The great thing about this is that it can also be used as a mixer for some fabulous summer cocktails. The one they recommend is non-alcoholic but I reckon a wee shot of rum would be just the ticket.

INBV-VC Rasp Lemonade



Vita Coco Raspberry Lemonade
Add 1 whole lemon (peel removed)
1 handful of raspberries
330 ml of Vita Coco Lemonade
** that cheeky wee shot of rum **

Whir the whole lot in a blender and enjoy over ice


How do you drink your Vita Coco Lemonade? Tweet @VitaCocoNI using the hashtag #lemonadeupgrade.

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