This cocktail probably has one of the silliest inspirations. Have you ever seen those dorky games that use, for example, the number of letters in your last name, and you're given a word. Then based on the 3rd letter of your first name, you're given another word. Put the words together and it's your "porn star name". Silly, and probably tasteless I know. But some combinations are pretty funny.
Well....this drink came from a similar game called "What's Your Tropical Drink Name?" My word combination was 'Wicked Tidal Wave'. I never get cool combos like that! So of course I had to make "my" tropical drink!
Since I'm going for a tidal wave color, Kinky Blue is no brainer. With its tropical fruit and wild berry flavors, coconut rum also fit the bill. Of course the addition of vodka to add the "wicked" aspect. A splash of sprite to to keep them all under control...and that's the basics.
But I didn't stop there, I have to add some blue colored water flavoring stuff....just to deepen the blue. Then there's the whipped cream topping, Yes, there has to be a whipped cream on a tidal wave. A couple of squirts of cream of coconut as the whipping cream is coming together......talk about YUM! Coconut flavored whipped cream? Umm...YA!!!
Wicked Tidal Wave
4 oz Kinky Blue
4 oz coconut rum
2 oz vodka
2 oz sprite
A couple squirts of Mio Fit Berry Blast or some other blue water flavoring (optional)
Garnish with coconut whipped cream
In a small pitcher, combine the Kinky Blue, rum, vodka and sprite.
Working in 2 batches, fill the blender halfway with ice. Pour in half of the mixture and blend until slushy. If you want a deeper blue color, squirt in a bit of the water flavoring. Blend briefly.
To make the whipped cream, pour 1 cup or so of heavy whipping cream into a mixing bowl (to be honest, I didn't measure). Beat on high until medium-soft. Squirt in a couple teaspoons or so of cream of coconut and continue beating until medium-firm.
Pour drink into a tall cocktail glass and top with coconut whipped cream
Note: If the drink is too sweet, add a bit more sprite or club soda. If you want it to be stronger, add a bit more vodka.
Enjoy the tropical fruit and berry flavors along with the coconut. But remember...don't drink it too fast. A brain freeze is never fun.