There is so much info out there on coconut water, as in the good stuff from young coconuts, but I am wondering if anything useful can be done with the water from the mature brown coconuts you buy in stores. I just picked up 2 because I wanted the firmer meat (most to dehydrate my own for later use in recipes and the other because I haven't had it in forever so it just called to me). I already drained one and now wondering what to do with the water.
I know it will be more bitter than a young coconut, not great to drink plain, but is it still drinkable?
Would it be OK in smoothies or foods, or should I be looking for some other use for it?