Lovely Bunch of Pink Coconuts

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz St. George Green Chile Vodka
  • .5 oz Hangar One Orange Vodka
  • 1 oz Coconut Milk
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup
  • Lime Twist for Garnish

Glass

  • Cocktail Glass

Time

  • 5 Minutes

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a lime twist.

A few weeks back we went to Hangar One Vodka (review coming soon). It got me thinking that I hadn't made a cocktail with vodka in years - thanks in part to some horrific college memories. But I'll be damned if the vodka tasting didn't change my mind. 

I found some St. Georges' Green Chilli Vodka unopened in my "liquor storage unit" - aka the entire floor space behind my bar. I cracked it open and went to the interwebs to figure out something good to do with it. The lovely bunch of coconuts by Ashley Miller from The Front Porch on the St Georges' site caught my eye.

The drink blends coconut milk, lime juice, and simple syrup with frozen pineapple and cucumber ice cubes. I was thirsty and didn't have time to freeze ice cubes, so I made a few substitutions to create something new. I ditched the cucumber and pineapple, and subbed the Hangar One Mandarin Orange vodka for Cointreau. At first taste it was too sweet and unbalanced, so I added a half ounce of Campari for some bitterness. The resulting drink was a beautiful pale pink, and was a rich, well-balanced drink. It would likely pair well with Thai food, or anything with a generous dose of spice.