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Coconut Water Cocktails

on 14/08/11 at 2:37 pm

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Pink Bazooka

As a healthy alternative to coconut milk, bartenders are putting a new twist on coconut water-infused cocktails.

A coconut-water infused cocktail is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer night—plus it’s packed with potassium, a healthy alternative to coconut milk or Crème de Coconut. Bartenders are putting a new twist on a favorite tropical flavor with these beach-inspired drinks:

Pink Bazooka

Courtesy of Julio Torres of CO-OP Food & Drink, Hotel on Rivington, New York City

2 ounces vodka
1 layer of watermelon juice (juice watermelon in juicer, then let sit for five minutes before removing the top layer of pectin foam)
½ ounce simple syrup
½ ounce lime juice
2 Thai basil leaves
1 coconut water ice cube (made by freezing coconut water in ice cube tray)

In a martini glass, add coconut water and ice cube. Fill shaker with plain ice and add the first four ingredients. Shake vigorously. Then pour into a martini glass. Garnish with Thai basil leaf.

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