How to make alcohol from coconut water

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How to make alcohol from coconut water
Coconut water is delicious fresh and makes a tasty alcohol. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

The juice from coconuts often is mixed with a variety of other flavours 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 personalise and create drinks at a much more affordable price than those bought in stores.

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Things you need

  • 3/4 gallon coconut water
  • Gallon empty milk jug with lid
  • Sharp knife
  • 1 package brewer's yeast
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • Balloon
  • Stir spoon
  • Large glass bottle with lid or stopper

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  1. 1

    Pour the coconut water into the large container.

  2. 2

    Sprinkle the yeast evenly over the hot water. Allow it to proof for five minutes.

  3. 3

    Pour the yeast mix evenly over the top of the water. Repeat with the sugar.

  4. 4

    Shake both thoroughly together by placing the cap on the top of the container. Continue mixing until they are all combined.

  5. 5

    Remove the lid. Cut a small hole about the size of a quarter in the top of it.

  6. 6

    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.

  7. 7

    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.

  8. 8

    Taste the alcohol to see if it is at the strength you desire after its period of sitting.

  9. 9

    Pour the liquid into a glass jar. Top with a lid. Place the jar in the fridge. Use within several weeks.

Tips and warnings

  • The longer amount of time the alcohol is left to sit and brew, the stronger it will become.

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