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These Coconut Gins Make the Most Tropical Summer Cocktails

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There’s nothing more summery than the taste of tropical and it doesn’t get more tropical than coconut gin. It’s the perfect base for a taste bud tingling tropical cocktail.

Here are the best coconut flavoured gins and how to use them in thirst-quenching coconut gin cocktails.

Hoxton Coconut & Grapefruit Gin

Hoxton Gin is a delicious combination of coconut, grapefruit, ginger, tarragon and iris – infused with juniper naturally.

It makes the perfect tropical base in a G&T or cocktail alike.

Coconut & Pineapple Gin Fizz Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Hoxton Gin
  • 100ml pineapple juice
  • 10ml lime juice (squeeze of 1/4 lime wedge)
  • 50ml club soda
  • 1 sprig of mint
  • 1 handful of crushed ice

Method:

  1. Add the pineapple juice, gin and lime juice into a cocktail shaker and shake well.
  2. Pop over the strainer and pour the contents over crushed ice.
  3. Top with club soda and garnish with a wedge of lime and/or sprig of mint.

Hoxton Gin is available from Amazon, priced at £29.99 (70cl) 40% ABV.


House Of Elrick Coconut Old Tom

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🍒🥥🍋. Holy Potato. Now this is something else! This is one of the gins I picked up at @lidlgb gin festival…. @houseofelrick coconut gin…. it’s brilliant. You can deffo taste the coconut 🥥 flavour…. 😍I tried it neat and it knocked the socks off me! The coconut is not subtle… but in a good way, if you’ve bought a coconut gin… you want it to taste like coconut -aftertaste is a little strange (GHM disagrees he only tasted coconut 🤷‍♀️ ), but still makes a great gin… As you can see from my photo I did not stick to conventional. I wanted to try a very basic take on a “Sour”. Now I know these normally have an amaretto base ( which I also love), but I’m not called the Amaretto Collector… so I switched the amaretto for gin. And attempted my version of a “Coconut Cherry Gin Sour” 🥥🍒🍋. Disclaimer- I’m not a bar tender or a mixologist… I leave that to the professionals (normally) but let me tell you… this was actually amazing for a first try. I’m going to play around with the recipe before I subject you all to it though 😂😂 🍒🥥🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 p.s ignore my fence…. it’s a work in progress #newgin #coconutgin #gingin #unusualgin #coconut #garnish #scottishgin #houseofeldrickgin #cherrygin #cherrygarnish #cocktail #coconutcocktail #ginsour #sour #cocktailoftheday #fence #lidlginfestival #summervocktail #scotland #scottishcocktail #gin #ice #tonic

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This coconut expression of House of Elrick’s Old Tom Gin has the addition of syrup and coconut flavouring, making for a sweeter and more tropical spirit.

Old Tom Gins were already fab for cocktails and this one is no different. The stern-looking cat on the label has switched his regular shirt for a Hawaiian one, though it still looks like he needs to lighten up with a coconut cocktail.

Coconut Cherry Sour Cocktail

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Put the gin, cherry gin liqueur, lemon juice, egg white and 4 tsp of the cherry syrup into a blender (you can also do this in a large cocktail shaker, you will just need to shake it very hard without adding any ice).
  2. Whizz up the mixture a few times at a high speed until it is pale and starting to increase in volume. Add a few handfuls and pulse just twice more to chill the mixture.
  3. Pour into glasses and garnish with cherries to serve.

House of Elrick’s Coconut Old Tom Gin is available from Master of Malt for £37.95 (70cl) 40% ABV.


No Name Distillery Pineapple & Coconut Gin Liqueur

This liqueur is a tropical infusion of pineapple and coconut into a London Dry base.

We can think of lots of summer cocktails that this would be fantastic in but the obvious one is a gin Pina Colada since that is of course an infusion of pineapple and coconut.

Gin Pina Colada

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Hoxton Gin
  • 60ml pineapple juice
  • 20ml Coco Lopez
  • squeeze of Lime
  • 1 handful of ice
  • pineapple slice

Method:

  1. Pour all the ingredients into a blender and serve in a highball glass.
  2. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple.

No Name Distillery Pineapple & Coconut Gin Liqueur is available from Master of Malt priced at £18.95 (50cl) 18% ABV.

Images from Hoxton Gin and Shutterstock


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