There鈥檚 nothing like a聽tropical drink to quench your thirst聽after a long day.聽And let鈥檚 face it 鈥斅cocktails聽*always* taste better when they arrive in something so extra. Follow along below as聽we聽DIY聽cups out of coconuts, watermelons, and pineapples.

Fruit Drink 3 Ways


Upgrade聽your bottle of coconut water with an聽oh-so-refreshing sip from the *real* deal.


Materials and Tools:

Hammer Coconut


1. To聽remove the water, place your coconut on a cloth. Hammer聽a screwdriver into the eyes of it located on聽the outer shell.

Drain Coconut

2. Drain the coconut water into a bowl.

Crack Coconut

3. Our coconut came聽already lined to crack. If yours doesn鈥檛 have this, once the coconut is empty,聽place it on its side and hammer the screwdriver around the circumference until聽a聽crack聽forms.

Crack Coconut 2

4. Keep tapping along the fractured line until聽it聽splits in half.

Open Coconut

5. Now fill with a聽rum-based cocktail to booze-ify your聽freshly opened coconut.


Watermelons are synonymous with summer.聽Add a fun twist聽on them by using the shell as a聽festive way to spruce up聽your hydrating treat.


Materials and Tools:

Slice Watermelon


1. Place聽the watermelon on a cutting board. Use聽a knife聽to cut the top聽third of the produce off.

Scoop Watermelon

2. Scoop聽out聽the insides of the fruit with a spoon. Save the discarded produce in a bowl.

Scooped Watermelon

3. Use the leftover聽fruit to whip up a pure茅 for your drink, like a frozen watermelon marg.


For a tangy take, reach for a pineapple聽that鈥檚 equal parts photographic and delicious.


Materials and Tools:

Cut Pineapple


1. Place the pineapple on its side on a cutting board. Chop the top third off with a knife.

Carve Pineapple

2. Run your knife around the inside rim of the pineapple about聽half an inch away from the skin. Be mindful of reaching the bottom of the pineapple as you go so you don鈥檛 expose a hole.

Pineapple X

3. Once you鈥檝e circled all the way around the pineapple, cut the inside core by making an X.

Scoop Pineapple

4. Use a spoon to scoop the insides out.

Pineapple Drink

5. Fill with a tropical drink of your choosing (pi帽a coladas, anyone?)

Which drink is calling your name? Share with us @BritandCo.

(Photos via Brittany Griffin / Brit + Co)