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
- 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
- Add the pineapple juice, gin and lime juice into a cocktail shaker and shake well.
- Pop over the strainer and pour the contents over crushed ice.
- 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
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
- 150ml House Of Elrick Coconut Old Tom Gin
- 50ml Cherry Gin Liqueur (such as Mrs Cuthberts Cherry Bakewell Gin Liqueur)
- 3-4 lemons (120ml)
- 1 egg white
- small jar or can of cherries in syrup
- 1 handful of ice
- 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).
- 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.
- 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
- 50ml Hoxton Gin
- 60ml pineapple juice
- 20ml Coco Lopez
- squeeze of Lime
- 1 handful of ice
- pineapple slice
- Pour all the ingredients into a blender and serve in a highball glass.
- 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.
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