Ellaidhoo Dream Recipe: Maldivian Cocktail with Vodka, Cointreau, Lime Juice, Grenadine and Pineapple Juice

Ellaidhoo Dream

Ellaidhoo Dream Recipe: Maldivian Cocktail with Vodka, Cointreau, Lime Juice, Grenadine and Pineapple Juice
Region / culture: Maldives | Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 1


Ellaidhoo Dream
Ellaidhoo Dream

Ellaidhoo Dream is a tropical cocktail that combines the flavors of vodka, Malibu, cointreau, lime juice, and pineapple juice. This refreshing drink is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day or as a special treat for a tropical-themed party.


The Ellaidhoo Dream cocktail is inspired by the beautiful Ellaidhoo Island in the Maldives. The combination of tropical flavors in this cocktail is reminiscent of the exotic fruits and flavors found on the island.


How to prepare

  1. Shake the alcohol, lime juice, and grenadine syrup vigorously in a shaker. Place some crushed ice in a glass, then pour in the alcohol mixture and top it off with pineapple juice.
  2. Garnish with a green cocktail cherry and a piece of pineapple.


  • For a non-alcoholic version, simply omit the vodka, Malibu, and cointreau and replace them with additional pineapple juice or coconut water.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

To make the perfect Ellaidhoo Dream cocktail, be sure to shake the alcohol, lime juice, and syrup vigorously in a shaker to ensure that all the flavors are well combined. Garnish the cocktail with a green cocktail cherry and a piece of pineapple for an extra touch of tropical flair.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Ellaidhoo Dream cocktail in a chilled glass with a straw for easy sipping. Pair it with tropical fruits or light appetizers for a complete tropical experience.

Cooking Techniques

Shaking the alcohol, lime juice, and syrup in a shaker helps to blend the flavors and create a well-balanced cocktail.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can substitute the Malibu with coconut rum for a slightly different flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the alcohol mixture ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Just add the pineapple juice and garnishes right before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the Ellaidhoo Dream cocktail in a tropical-themed glass with a colorful straw and garnish with a cocktail cherry and pineapple for a festive presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair the Ellaidhoo Dream cocktail with grilled seafood, tropical salads, or light desserts for a complete meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

This cocktail is best served fresh and should not be stored for long periods of time. If needed, you can store the alcohol mixture in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before adding the pineapple juice.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

A serving of Ellaidhoo Dream cocktail contains approximately 200 calories.


The Ellaidhoo Dream cocktail contains approximately 20 grams of carbohydrates per serving.


The Ellaidhoo Dream cocktail contains minimal fat content.


The Ellaidhoo Dream cocktail does not contain any significant amount of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

This cocktail contains some vitamin C from the lime juice and pineapple juice.


This cocktail may contain allergens such as alcohol and grenadine syrup. Please check for any specific allergens based on individual ingredients.


The Ellaidhoo Dream cocktail is a refreshing and tropical drink that is relatively low in calories and fat. It is a great option for those looking for a light and fruity cocktail.


The Ellaidhoo Dream cocktail is a tropical and refreshing drink that is perfect for enjoying on a hot day or for a special occasion. With its blend of tropical flavors, this cocktail is sure to transport you to a tropical paradise with every sip.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the joy I felt when I first discovered this recipe for Ellaidhoo Dream. It was many years ago, during a trip to the Maldives with my husband. We were staying at the luxurious Ellaidhoo Maldives Resort, a beautiful paradise surrounded by crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches.

One evening, as we dined at the resort's beachside restaurant, I was served a dessert that took my breath away. It was a creamy coconut pudding, topped with fresh mangoes and toasted coconut flakes. The flavors were exquisite, and I knew right away that I had to find out how to make it myself.

The next day, I asked the chef at the restaurant if he would be willing to share the recipe with me. To my delight, he agreed and even offered to give me a private cooking lesson. I spent the entire afternoon in the resort's kitchen, learning the secrets of making the perfect Ellaidhoo Dream.

The first step was to make the coconut pudding. We started by simmering coconut milk, sugar, and a touch of cornstarch in a saucepan until it thickened into a rich, creamy custard. The aroma of the coconut milk filled the kitchen, transporting me back to the tropical paradise of the Maldives.

Once the pudding was ready, we poured it into individual serving dishes and let it chill in the refrigerator until it was set. While we waited, the chef taught me how to prepare the toppings for the dessert. We sliced ripe mangoes into thin strips and toasted coconut flakes until they were golden and fragrant.

When the pudding had cooled and set, we garnished it with the fresh mango slices and toasted coconut flakes. The vibrant colors of the mango against the creamy white pudding were a sight to behold. I couldn't wait to taste it.

As I took my first bite of the Ellaidhoo Dream, I was transported back to that magical evening at the resort. The flavors were just as I remembered – sweet, tropical, and utterly delicious. I knew that this recipe would become a favorite in my own kitchen for years to come.

When we returned home from our trip, I wasted no time in recreating the Ellaidhoo Dream for my family and friends. They were all amazed by the exotic flavors and creamy texture of the dessert. It quickly became a staple at our dinner parties and family gatherings.

Over the years, I have continued to perfect the recipe for Ellaidhoo Dream, adding my own personal touches and variations. Sometimes I use different fruits, such as passion fruit or pineapple, to create new and exciting flavor combinations. Other times, I experiment with different types of coconut milk or add a splash of rum for an extra kick.

No matter how I choose to make it, the Ellaidhoo Dream always brings back memories of that unforgettable trip to the Maldives. It is a dessert that truly captures the essence of paradise – sweet, tropical, and dreamy. And every time I make it, I am reminded of the joy and excitement I felt when I first discovered this delightful recipe.


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