I love cocktail’s with clever names, and Tiki cocktails are known for having some of the best! I dreamed up this low-calorie sipper and named it “That Skinny Beach” which is such a fun name for a skinny tiki cocktail, right? This boozey beverage has 149 calories – but doesn’t taste like a diet drink at all!
I used RumHaven, a coconut rum made with coconut water- it’s 50 calories per ounce and tastes amazing! I picked it up at BevMo but have seen it at plenty of other grocery and liquor stores, too!
The drink has some major sweetness from the pineapple, but some warm + earthy spice from a classic tiki liquor called Falernum. It has notes of clove, ginger and lime and balances out the coconut and pineapple flavors. Its balanced out nicely with some fresh lime juice and angostura bitters.
What you’ll need to make this skinny tiki cocktail:
- RumHaven coconut rum
- Velvet Falernum (also found at BevMo)
- Pineapple Juice
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Angostura Bitters
- Optional for Garnish- Pineapple leaves and/or thin pineapple wedge
How to make That Skinny Beach:
In a cocktail shaker, pour 1 1/2 ounces (the bigger side of most jigger shot glasses – such as this one) of the RumHaven rum, 1/2 ounce of Falernum (the smaller side of the jigger,) 1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice, and 1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice. You’ll shake this with a small scoop of ice. This will prevent it from becoming too frothy and aerated.
After shaking, strain over ice into a double rocks glass over plenty of ice. Add a few dashes (or shakes) of the angostura bitters, and garnish with 1-2 pineapple leaves. Cheers!
That Skinny Beach
- Cocktail Shaker
- Jigger (double-sided shot glass, optional)
- 1 1/2 ounces RumHaven coconut rum
- 1/2 ounce Velvet Falernum
- 1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 2 dashes angostura bitters
- pineapple leaves optional, for garnish
- Add the rum, falernum, pineapple juice and lime juice to a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice and shake until combined.
- Strain into a double rocks glass (or short water glass) over ice, and shake a few dashes of the angostura bitters onto the top.
- Garnish with pineapple leaves and enjoy!