Carey Palenchar

The Gin Breeze: A Coconut Water Cocktail

A drink on the deck

These unseasonably warm spring days make me crave a crisp, refreshing, icy cocktail. And as my first blog post after having a baby, I thought a cocktail would be very fitting.
Recently my husband drew my attention to coconut water, which is the liquid inside of a coconut. Unlike coconut milk, this is a thin, clear liquid. Coconut water is refreshing by itself, but I thought it would make a better back drop for a killer cocktail than a solo beverage.
Cocktail ingredients starring Coconut Water

Being a fan of gimlets, I paired the coconut water with gin and fresh lime juice. It needed a little sweetness, so I added a bit of honey, which did the trick. I initially was going to add mint, as well, but the mint overpowered the coconut flavor. With just the coconut water, gin, lime, and honey, the result is perfectly balanced. I give to you: The Gin Breeze.
Servings: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: n/a
Sip away a warm spring evening with this simple, mouthwatering cocktail.
2 ounces coconut water
1 ounce gin
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon honey
Combine the coconut water, gin, lime juice, and honey in a glass or cocktail shaker. Stir or shake until the honey is dissolved. Pour over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately.
The Gin Breeze