Before preparing the equipment for mixing coctails, let's make it clear just what coconut milk is and also size up other related terms.
The term "coconut milk" does not refer to the watery liquid found inside the nut; this is called "coconut juice" or "coconut water." It is delicious per se, so it does not need preparation and is usually simply drunk.
Coconut milk is a rich, creamy liquid made from water and coconut pulp.
Unsweetened coconut milk is available in cans at well-stocked grocery stores and Asian markets. If canned coconut milk is not available in local supermarkets you may prepare it yourself.
In a medium saucepan, combine water and milled coconut; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Pour into a blender; securely attach lid and process for one minute. Be careful-begin at the lowest speed and gradually increase to the highest. Strain liquid through a very fine sieve or any sieve that has been lined with a double thickness of cheesecloth. Cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for up to a week. The same coconut can be used a second time for a thinner coconut milk
Also powdered coconut milk is available. You may simply dilute with water according to the manufacturers directions and use as coconut milk. But it's not recommended to use it in your cocktails.
Coconut cream is a richer form of coconut milk with a higher proportion of coconut to water. But don't confuse either of these mixtures with cream of coconut, which is a thick, highly sweetened mixture used primarily for sweet drinks like the Piña Colada. And finally, try not to mix it up with a liqueur made from rum, with coconut flavouring, which is also called Coconut Cream.
For recipes requiring coconut cream, do not shake the tin before opening for the thick cream on top not to be dissolved in the milk. The cream and milk can then be used separately although the milk will not be as rich. For recipes requiring coconut milk, shake the tin vigorously before using - that's it!
By the way, not many Internet cocktail recipe recourses suggest recipes with coconut milk or cream as ingredients.
All websites have a quick search system by name and ingredient, so you can easily find the recipes you need. The widely known cocktails with coconut milk are the Party in the beach (with Disaronno Amaretto, orange juice and De Kuyper Grenadine) and Hawaii blue (with White Rum, De Kuyper Blue Curaçao and pineapple juice). Besides these you can also find recipes of cocktails with coconut cream: Bounty Martini, Painkiller and Road Runner.
If you are a connoisseur and devoted lover of coconut cocktails you can try and find the recipe of Coconut Daiquiri (with coconut milk), creamy Coconut Dream, and Coconut tequila (with lemon and pineapple juices and coconut cream).
Try also blended alcoholic Coconut Kiss (the Internet is an inexhaustible source of all kinds of recipes ) with rum, coconut milk and pineapple juice.
Be careful with the product. Once opened remove coconut milk from the tin and store it in the fridge for up to 4 days. Open cans of coconut milk must be refrigerated, and are usually good for a few days. Never keep an open can at room temperature, as the milk can easily spoil.
In conclusion, here is one more interesting recipe.
Probably everyone in his childhood was treated with hot milk mixed with honey in order to cure his sore throat and running nose. Not very pleasant recollections, aren't they? So now you can make up for this annoying experience by trying a ... honey milk cocktail. Do not be angry, this is not a silly joke.
Here is the recipe for ypou to judge. Ingredients: one cup of milk, 1, 1/2 oz Vanilla Ice Cream, 1 tbsp. Honey. Mixing instructions: Blend until smooth and serve in a highball glass with a straw.