This journey with Liquid Culture comes with its many trials and errors. There’s so much I’ve learned, and steps I wish I had taken sooner, but I don’t regret a thing. Why am I being all sentimental for a friday post? Well I finally have some form of direction. I’m dedicating friday’s as my creative outlet, the day where I step out of my comfort zone and show you how you can do it too! Throughout the week I’ll be targeting health-conscious recipes, quick ‘3 Series’ recipes and more, but Friday I am free to be my adventurous self. So for this week I’m combining some of my favourite flavours PERIOD; Coconut, mint and blueberry!
I’ll pretty much always say yes to coconut. If a cocktail or food item has coconut in it, 9 times out of 10 I’m ordering it because I’m that predictable. Seeing as I had Coco Lopez opened in the fridge, and it would be a SIN to throw it away, I decided to create something delicious with it instead. With all the layered cocktails flooding the ‘gram for July 4th, it inspired me to make an eye-catching cocktail myself.
The blueberry drizzle is in essence a syrup. It’s a combination of fresh blueberries, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon. Now I have a blueberry syrup already in the LC library, but I wanted to avoid an overly sweet liquid that would completely change the cocktail experience. Being as coconut is already naturally sweet, I knew I had to come up with something that would better compliment the cocktail. For details of the Blueberry, Lemon and Cinnamon Syrup, make sure to follow the link attached.
I know that rum is a natural pairing with coconut, but I wanted to create something that was a tad more fresh on the palate. So with that said, I had made a ton of creamy style cocktails with GIN, so I thought why not give this a try! To tie in the flavours of the blueberry in the base of the cocktail, I also use a touch of Hayman’s Sloe Gin. It ended up being the perfect balance I needed to create this gem right here. So without further adieu, I bring you the Coconut and Blueberry Drizzle Fizz!
Coconut and Blueberry Drizzle Fizz
A delicious summery cocktail with your favourite summer flavours and London Dry Gin!
- 1.5 oz London Dry Gin Beefeater Gin used here
- 1/2 oz Sloe Gin Hayman's used here
- 1.5 oz Cream of Coconut Coco Lopez used here
- 1 oz Coconut Water
- 1/3 oz Lemon Juice Freshly Squeezed
- 2 sprigs Mint 1 for garnish
- 1/3 oz Blueberry, Lemon and Cinnamon Syrup Drizzled on top
In a shaker, de-stem one sprig of mint and combine all ingredients (except the syrup) and shake vigorously
Strain over crushed ice in a pilsner glass
Drizzle blueberry syrup over top and garnish with mint and some fresh blueberries.
For details of the Blueberry, Lemon and Cinnamon Syrup make sure to follow the link attached!