Nothing says summer like the arrival of May Long Weekend and if you’ve been hunting for tips and drink recipes to make the first long weekend of the summer as “cool” as it can be, you’re in luck!

Minute Maid has partnered with the experts in the Canadian Living test kitchen to create some delicious and refreshing drinks to keep you cool when you’re firing up the barbeque, heading out on the boat or entertaining your friends this weekend! For a tasty drink with minimal work, an ice-cold Lime in the Coconut Cocktail is sure to be a hit with both young and old!


Lime in the Coconut Cocktail
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Take the work out of hosting by laying out all the plates, cutlery and condiments in advance. By encouraging a self-serve atmosphere, you can spend time with your guests instead of serving all night. Complete the meal offer a cool and colourful blender drink perfect for a summer’s eve.
Author: Kathryn
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 4-6
  • 1½ cups Coconut milk
  • 1 can (250mL) BACARDI® Mixers Margarita frozen concentrate or 250mL of your favourite liquid margarita mix
  • 1 cup BACARDI® Superior white rum (optional)
  • 4 cups Ice cubes
  1. In blender combine coconut milk, margarita frozen concentrate and rum (optional); add ice cubes.
  2. Pulse until blended and frothy, about 1 minute.

The best thing about this cocktail is that the alcohol can be left out of the recipe and added afterwords to individual glasses so that children and non-drinkers can still enjoy the beverage while those that choose can cool down with a drink that has a little more kick! And since it’s all whipped up in the blender, you can make enough for a crowd in just minutes. My boys and I both loved the combination of creamy coconut and tangy lime in this unique beverage and it was a great way of beating the heat!


For more summer drink ideas, make sure to visit to discover more fantastic summer drink recipes and get other tips to make your summer entertaining as hassle-free and fun-filled as possible. No matter how you plan on spending your long weekend, you’ll be cool as a cucumber the whole time with a little help from Minute Maid!