My Favorite Summer Drink…

Refreshing Summer Dink

No, it’s not a cocktail, though a splash of Malibu Rum would make it a fantastic summer boozy beverage! But this is more of the healthy-refreshing-replenishing kind, and it’s really simple.

I’m admittedly late to the coconut water fad. In fact, I tried it a few years ago and hated it so much that I didn’t give it another test until recently. It was after paddle boarding that I wanted something with flavor that was also replenishing and healthy with less sugar than juice or soda and not from concentrate, that I tried it again. And I still didn’t like it.

But I was determined! And after trying a few: Coco Libre was good but from concentrate so I vetoed it asap, Naked Juice Coconut Water was okay, but since I don’t drink it all in one or two or even three sittings, I like the Vita Coco pure coconut water the best for its flavor and screw on cap.

And how I found it the most enjoyable was by adding a splash of V8 Splash Tropical Blend Juice which mixes swimmingly with the coconut flavor {and why I’m going to try it with Malibu Rum as soon as I get my hands on some}.

Refreshing Summer Dink

If you’ve tried coconut water and hated it like I did, you may enjoy it this way too. It’s still far healthier than an entire glass of juice from concentrate which is full of sugars and added vitamins rather than naturally occurring within.

Refreshing Summer Dink

Now of course, you can get fancy and toss in a slice of pineapple and serve {which I probably should have done to make for prettier photos and a nicer post}, but for me, at home, it’s simple and easy and perfectly delicious!

Happy Monday!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Unknown

    August 12, 2013 |

    I love coconut water, but I think it is one of those things you either love or hate. You should try O.N.E coconut water. It’s only ingredient is coconut water and you can really taste the difference.

  • Mana

    August 12, 2013 |

    I absolutely Hate coconut water, I keep trying and keep hating it. I’ve never tried it this way but I’ll put it on my list.

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  • Hannah

    August 12, 2013 |

    Yum looks very refreshing!

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  • Anonymous

    August 13, 2013 |

    If you want to relax, a splash of Malibu Rum would be a good way…..Thanks for the alerts re: coconut water. I haven’t tried it yet, but will try your suggestions (plus rum)!

  • Elle Sees

    August 13, 2013 |

    I can’t stand the taste, but I use it as the base for my beachy waves spray!

  • Erna

    August 13, 2013 |

    Love coconut water!! So good for you too, and highly recommend coconut oil to make healthy deserts, sugar/salt scrubs and for shiny hair,
    I have an old man with a coconut cart that comes by my house every day. So refreshing!! The funny thing is, I get the whole nut for 50c but can also buy some fancy coconut water at the shops made from concentrate for $2.5. Cambodia is a funny place like that.

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