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Coki Beach

Coki Beach 1.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post; food styling by Kara Elder/The Washington Post

Spirits Jul 27, 2018

This delicious daiquiri riff, which helped win the 2018 U.S. Bacardi Legacy bartending competition for D.C. native bartender French Scotty Marshall, adds the extra island note of coconut to the drink and balances its mellow nuttiness with allspice.

To read the accompanying story, see: On Bourbon Street, daiquiris are frozen booze bombs. But they can be so much more.

Make Ahead: The toasted coconut syrup can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Where to Buy: We found St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram at Ace Beverage and at Batch 13, both in the District.


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Tested size: 1 servings

  • Ice
  • 1 1/4 ounces Bacardi Añejo Cuatro rum
  • 1 ounce toasted coconut syrup (see NOTE)
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish


Chill a cocktail (martini) glass.

Fill a cocktail shaker two-thirds with ice. Add the rum, toasted coconut syrup, lime juice and allspice dram. Seal and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Double strain into the cocktail glass, and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

NOTE: To make the toasted coconut syrup, toast 3 cups unsweetened coconut flakes in a pan over low heat, stirring occasionally until they are golden brown. Add 3 cups of water and increase the heat to high; once the mixture comes to a boil, turn off the heat, and allow the flakes to steep for 25 minutes. Strain out the solids, then add 2 cups of cane sugar (such as turbinado or Demerara). Stir to combine, reheating if necessary until the sugar has dissolved. Cool completely before using or storing in the refrigerator.

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From French Scotty Marshall, a brand specialist for St-Germain, and bartender at Chaplin’s in the District.

Tested by M. Carrie Allan.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 190

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 26g 9%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 26g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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