– Excerpted from Lucky Rice by Danielle Chang. Copyright © 2016 Danielle Chang. Photography copyright © 2016 Christina Holmes. Published by Clarkson Potter Publishers, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, a Penguin Random House company. All rights reserved.
2 oz (¼ cup) golden rum
2 oz (¼ cup) coconut water
Fill a tall collins glass with ice. Combine the rum and coconut water in a small pitcher, and pour the mixture over the ice.
TIP: If you have a fresh coconut lying around, use the water from that instead, and break the coconut into little pieces to serve on the side. Fresh coconuts can also make great serving vessels; just make sure to adjust the proportion of rum to coconut water so that the cocktail contains equal amounts of both.