The juice from coconuts often is mixed with a variety of other flavors and alcohols to create drinks, such as the Pina Colada. However, the healthy water can be used on its own to create a tasty and strong alcohol. Almost any edible liquid can be made into alcohol. Creating your own at home from well-loved nonalcoholic drinks allows you to both personalize and create drinks at a much more affordable price than those bought in stores.
Pour the coconut water into the large container.
Sprinkle the yeast evenly over the hot water. Allow it to proof for five minutes.
Pour the yeast mix evenly over the top of the water. Repeat with the sugar.
Shake both thoroughly together by placing the cap on the top of the container. Continue mixing until they are all combined.
Remove the lid. Cut a small hole about the size of a quarter in the top of it.
Place the lid on the container and fit the balloon firmly over the top of it so that any escaping air from the bottle will fill up the inside of the rubber.
Allow the container to sit undisturbed for a week or two. The balloon will fill completely during this time. The alcohol is finished when the balloon has deflated.
Taste the alcohol to see if it is at the strength you desire after its period of sitting.
Pour the liquid into a glass jar. Top with a lid. Place the jar in the fridge. Use within several weeks.
The longer amount of time the alcohol is left to sit and brew, the stronger it will become.
Based in Kingston, Canada, Samantha Lowe has been writing for publication since 2006. She has written articles for the "Mars' Hill" newspaper and copy for various design projects. Her design and copy for the "Mars' Hill" won the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker award in 2008. Lowe holds an Honors BA from Trinity Western University, and a MSc in Occupational Therapy from Queen's University where she is currently doing her PhD.