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A Coconut Cocktail Guide To Celebrate The World Coconut Day

Take your pick from scotch, gin or vodka, and put together a cocktail at home in no time.

A Coconut Cocktail Guide To Celebrate The World Coconut Day
The easiest and quickest ingredient to find in India is coconut and we are geared to celebrate World Coconut Day.

Coconut, also known as ‘sri phal’ in Sanskrit and ‘nariyal’ in Hindi, is a member of the palm tree family (Arecaceae) and the only living species of the genus Cocos. Interestingly, the term "coconut" may refer to the whole coconut palm including the edible part of the palm, which, botanically speaking, is a drupe instead of a nut, as opposed to the common use.

The easiest and quickest ingredient to find in India is coconut. So, get yourself a lovely bunch of coconuts and curate some refreshing coconut-based cocktails recommended by Afzal Kaba, Diageo Brand Ambassador. Take your pick from scotch, gin or vodka, and put together a cocktail at home in no time.

Gordon’s Snowflake

Ingredients:

•      45ml Gordon’s London Dry

•      20ml Homemade Coconut syrup

•      30ml fresh coconut water

•      5 Fresh Strawberries

•      1 medium-size scope of crushed ice

•      fresh mint sprig

•      berry of your choice

Glassware: An old-fashioned glass

Method:

•      Add Gordon’s London Dry and the fresh strawberries halved (without green leaves) to the blender

•      Add your homemade coconut syrup, fresh coconut water, crushed ice and blend them.

•      Pour it in a glass.

•      Garnish it with a fresh mint sprig, berry of your choice and serve.

Note: Homemade Coconut Syrup Recipe – Blend coconut water & tender coconut into a pure. Take some amount of sugar and mix it in the pure. Heat it to let the sugar dissolve. Strain it after it comes down to the room temperature. Store it in an airtight container.

Black & White Coco Sour

Ingredients:

•      60ml Black & White Whisky

•      25ml of homemade Coconut syrup

•      15ml fresh lime juice

•      30ml fresh pineapple juice

•      ice cubes

•      Orange peel

Glassware: Old Fashioned Glass

Method:

•      Take a cocktail shaker and add all the ingredients.

•      Shake it hard

•      Strain it over fresh ice in a glass

•      Garnish it with orange peel and serve.

Note: Homemade Coconut Syrup Recipe – Blend coconut water & tender coconut into a pure. Take some amount of sugar and mix it in the pure. Heat it to let the sugar dissolve. Strain it after it comes down to the room temperature. Store it in an airtight container.

Tiki Tai

Ingredients:

•      50 ml Ketel One Vodka

•      50ml Fresh coconut water

•      2 large/4 small orange ice cubes (use fresh orange juice without sugar)

•      Mint sprig

Glassware: Coupe Glass

Method:

•      Pre-prep: Chill the coupe glass and freeze fresh orange juice into ice cubes (without sugar)

•      Take a cocktail shaker and add all the ingredients.

•      Shake it hard and strain

•      Add a mint sprig to garnish and serve

Johnnie Coco Highball

Ingredients:

•      60ml Johnnie Walker Black Label

•      Coconut soda

•      3 Lime Wedges

•      Fresh Coconut

•      Ice

Glassware: A highball glass

Method:

•      Take a highball glass and fill it with ice.

•      Pour the whiskey and top with coconut soda

•      Stir it gently

•      Add coconut as garnish and serve.

Note: Fresh Coconut water soda recipe

We can have two recipes here:

a.     Take some fresh coconut water and fizz it, using soda syphon or Dr Butter (or)

b.     Make a coconut syrup and add a little citric acid to make it a cordial. Pour 30 ml of this cordial into chilled soda.

~ DRINK AND ENJOY RESPONSIBLY! ~

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