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.
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.