fact friday rio: coconut water
Fresh coconut water is delicious.
wait, that’s not a fact.
Fresh coconut water is sold by the beaches in Rio and it’s really good for you.
I went to Rio for a weekend in March-ish of 2008, and one of my strongest memories of the trip is fresh coconut water.
It was so hydrating, so tasty, so fresh.
My Rio comrades and I drank it several times a day.
I miss it dearly now that I think about it.
I miss it so much that I may or may not have purchased young coconut water at my amazing local farmer’s market.
I wish I had seen this video before I bought the juiced version, because cutting open the full coconut at home is much cheaper than paying for juice plus labor.
Plus I would have felt more accomplished.
I know this is a budgeting blog, but I definitely just returned from drinking two delectable cocktails from delectable-cocktail-capital of Decatur, Leon’s.
Now I want this cocktail, the coco version of Brazil’s national cocktail. (P.S. Do we even have a national cocktail? I think the answer is no.)
After cocktails, I owe you a half-way update on how much money I’ve saved. (Those numbers may explain why I drank two cocktails tonight instead of one.)
But for now, do you have any coconut water recipes? (I did pursue one, and the outcome was delicious, and I may tell you about it, but I’d love more ideas!)