It’s A Coco Loco Kind of Summer

Just the other day I was reminiscing about our delayed honeymoon to Punta Cana.  Despite living in South Florida, I didn’t want anything other than sandy beaches, great music, a beautiful resort, and some delicious treats!  Dave and I got married in the spring of 2008.  In the fall of 2007, we bought our first house and were in the middle of planning the Big Day.  One day Dave came home from work really early.  He had lost his job.  He worked for a larger home building company and they couldn’t keep up with the falling housing market.  So we decided that we would put our honeymoon on hold until we could fully enjoy it.  We didn’t know it would be 2 years before we got our acts together and planned our trip.

We loved everything about Punta Cana.  We stayed at the Excellence.  It was a beautiful resort with such welcoming and helpful staff.  We lounged by the pool all day, went to barbecues at night, and watched shows in the evening.  We made friends and had a blast.  One of the things we always talk about are the drinks we had there.  My favorite was the Coco Loco–it was so refreshing and I loved that it was served in cute little coconuts or pineapples.  I don’t think I have fully mastered the recipe but it’s close enough!

Coco Loco Recipe


1 can of unsweetened coconut milk

1/2 cup of milk

1/4 cup dark rum (or to your taste)

1/4 cup light rum (or to your taste)

2 tblsp of sugar

Put all ingredients in the blender and enjoy!!

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