Friday, September 12

cucumber coconut cocktail

cucumber gin cocktail | recipe
Things haven’t been the same since realizing we were both perfectly capable of creating pretty cocktails at home. Aside from his love of hard to find scotch, JD and I have preferred mixing our own drinks at home. Go ahead and call us antisocial, but $14 cocktails add up quickly. 

The other day while browsing the menus of several cocktail bars we’d like to try for happy hour I came upon a drink that combined coconut water, cucumber, and my beloved gin. I can’t say I’ve ever seen a coconut water cocktail before and felt the need to give it a try. Though it took a little fiddling with the recipe to get it right, I think the end result came out okay. 
cucumber gin cocktail | recipe
cucumber gin cocktail | recipe
Cucumber Coconut Cocktail
1.5 oz gin*
4 slices of cucumber
3 oz coconut water
1 oz simple syrup

*I used Hendrick's because it's my favorite as well as the perfect pairing for cucumber.

In a large glass muddle three cucumber slices with gin. Strain into a new glass over ice. Stir in coconut water and simple syrup. Garnish with the fourth slice, and enjoy!
cucumber gin cocktail | recipe
Thank you so much for reading and have a wonderful weekend!

30 comments :

  1. This looks so refreshing! Have a great weekend!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  2. How do you find all of these delicious drink recipes?! Pour me a glass, will ya? I'll be over in a few hours. ;)

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  3. This looks seriously refreshing. The perfect end of summer cocktail!

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  4. No, thank you! Is that a metal straw? If yes, you're too awesome. I have them also and love them. Some of my guest, not so much. Apparently they don't like the way the metal feels against their teeth.

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  5. Looks yum I want
    Martina x

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  6. I find coconut water so gross! I know it's good for you but...there is a kids flavoured version that isn't so bad! Looks pretty yummy though!
    Harriet
    Http://greeneyesandlongblondehair.blogspot.Co.uk

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  7. Mmmmm. This sounds really good! I also take to making drinks at home. They are just so expensive out!

    I'll have to try this. :)

    Sam
    That Curious Cat

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  8. this is my kind of drink! It sounds delicious and so refreshing! I have definitely embraced getting older and enjoying a drink at home!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  9. Yummmm!! and since it has coconut water, it's hydrating, right?! I totally agree about these cocktails adding up in $$ - it's always great to make your own!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  10. I wouldn't have thought to combine coconut and cucumber, but this looks great!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  11. This sounds so light and refreshing, particularly during this southern california heat wave we're having! (and I'm sure the NYC humidity!)

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  12. I'm so intrigued. I drink lots of coconut water but never thought about using it in a cocktail! I'm excited to give it a go, thanks for the recipe!

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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  13. This looks amazing! I love gin-based cocktails :)

    -- Michelle | MXP STYLE

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  14. This looks great!! xo, Hayley www.dailydoseofdarling.com

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  15. A great refreshing cocktail :)))

    xoxo
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  16. lovely blog :)
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  17. I just had a cucumber juice today...cucumber cocktail is up next!

    Amanda | feast.fashion.faves

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  18. Just by reading the title, I can already tell it's going to be a drink I like! haha. Cucumbers are my absolute favorite. <3

    - MeYouAndHayleyLarue.com

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  19. Yum!!! This may be the most refreshing cocktail around! xx

    TOPCOAT

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  20. Looks tasty! Coconut anything is delicious tbh :P
    jeffreychung.net

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  21. Perfect way to start/end my weekend. Thanks for sharing.

    Eye See Euphoria . http://eyeseeeuphoria.com/post/paparazzi-saturdays-nyfw-style

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  22. That looks amazing!

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  23. Looks yummy. xa
    http://www.fashiondenis.com

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  24. If you can find Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin, give it a try! I think they just started distributing into the city, but it is soooo good. You will definitely like it if you like Hendrick's because it has the same floral-ness :) Excited to make these soon!

    www.farmbrews.blogspot.com

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  25. lovely post!
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  26. Nice and refreshing - after non-stop LFW, I need it!
    Edita
    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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