Well friends and fellow alcohol enthusiasts, I have discovered my beverage of the summer and it even has its own theme song.

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The only thing more important than vodka and coconut everything in the summer is looking decent in a swimsuit, and at just 100(ish) calories per drink, this low-cal vodka cocktail (LCVC) provides ALL OF THAT. Add in refreshing lime and you have the tropics in a tumbler.

I’ve been whipping up this simple sauce since Hangout Fest with Svedka Colada (my obsession) and even taste tested it on a few discerning dudes (it passed with flying colors). But I was recently at a bar that had coconut rum instead of vodka, so I gave that a whirl and chugged loved it just the same! Rum gals, rejoice!

Here’s how to make it:

put the lime in the coconut

Mix 1 part coconut vodka or light rum to 2 parts soda (or half and half if you’re heavy-handed like me), then add a teaspoon (or a good squirt) of lime juice. I die forĀ Nellie & Joe’s Key West lime juice and you can find it in most grocery stores. Add fresh lime to garnish and VOILA: Put the Lime in the Coconut COMPLETE! (You can always use fresh-squeezed lime juice if you want the bicep workout, but I just prefer bottled for this cocktail.)

Now drink ‘em both up.


More LCVCs:
The Lean Green
The Dreamsicle