I looked into traditional drinks from Korea, and no offense to them, nothing was really winning me over. I considered the Olympic rings and the different colors, but all of those colorful drinks were just so artificial. And then I thought this is the winter games, an event full of snow. And considering that the opening ceremony is on later in the evening, I thought why not a dessert drink with a “snowy” feel to it?
1.5 oz. Whipped Vodka
1.5 oz. Coconut Rum
2 oz. Half and half (if you happen to have coconut milk instead, I think that would be delish!)
Sweetened flaked coconut
A few drops of good vanilla extract
Before you begin making your drink, prep your glass by rimming the edge in agave and then dipping it into the coconut flakes. You'll need something a little stickier like agave or honey to be able to hold the coconut (I tried simple syrup and it just all fell off). Next, fill your cocktail shaker with ice, add your remaining ingredients, and shake well. Pour into your prepared glass, and it's time to get snuggly and cheer on the U.S. as the 2018 Winter Olympics get started!
Enjoy the winter games...go U.S.A.!