Do you ever get the “lime in the coconut” song stuck in your head out of nowhere? We do. A lot. For too often in fact... If you don’t know what we’re talking about, check out the song “Coconut” by Harry Nilsson here or watch the video directly below:
This song gets stuck in our head so often that it finally inspired us to create a tiki drink in its honor: the Ode to Harry Nilsson
And just like the song, this drink might just be one of our favorites here at Wayward Spirits - using lime and coconut (obviously), allspice dram, pineapple juice and multiple rums.
The following post provides the necessary ingredients and steps for making this drink at home. Let us know that you think in the comments - cheers!
Glassware: Any Glass
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and shake with ice for 10 seconds. Strain into a glass with crushed ice, and add bitters (optional step)
Garnish with a lime wedge
Wayward Spirits Rating:
Overall Score - 5
The Ode to Harry Nilsson is so good that it might be just as addictive as the song. To summarize: It’s quintessentially tropical, light yet substantial, and flat out tasty.
It’s certainly a crowd pleaser, and sure to appeal to almost any self-proclaimed tiki fans (and even fence sitters who don’t usually go for tiki cocktails...).
Give the drink a try, and let us know that you think! Pro tip: play the Coconut song by Harry Nilsson while drinking it for the full experience!