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#MenuMonday: The Sparkling Pearl Tropical Cocktail

#MenuMonday: The Sparkling Pearl Tropical Cocktail

This dazzling drink is a showstopper. All of your guests will stop and stare at the sparkle that this drink brings to the table and will be starstruck by the delicious taste that such a beautiful drink provides.

Sparkling Pearl


  • 2/3 cup coconut flakes, plus more for the rim of the glass
  • 4 tablespoons royal blue or purple jimmies
  • 2 ounces crème de cacao*
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) coconut milk, plus more for garnish
  • 5-6 cups of ice
  • sugar pearls (dragées) for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Sprinkle coconut flakes onto an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet, and toast for 3 to 5 minutes, just until golden. Let cool.
  2. Combine 4 tablespoons of toasted coconut flakes, jimmies, crème de cacao, rums, and ice in a blender and process until thick and smooth.
  3. Place the remaining toasted coconut flakes in a shallow dish. Dip the rims of two parfait glasses in coconut milk and swirl them in the dish of toasted coconut to coat.
  4. Pour cocktails into toasted coconut-rimmed glasses and float a few pearl dragées on top. Serve with a clear straw and watch the pretty bits of sprinkles swirl and ascend up from the bottom of the glass as you sip and enjoy.

Original Recipe: Jackie Alpers

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