The Story Behind The Groovy Gimlet

I love taking classic cocktails and making my own variation at home by substituting a fun ingredient. With the summer temperatures increasing, I have been craving tropical cocktails so I decided to make a Gimlet with toasted coconut syrup! To make it even more festive I decided to bring out my purple gin and the Groovy Gimlet was born.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Butterfly Pea Tea Gin
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • ¾ ounce toasted coconut syrup

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake for approximately 30 seconds to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Fine strain into a Nick & Nora glass
  4. Garnish with edible flower

Toasted Coconut Syrup Directions

  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Toasted Coconut Syrup Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spread coconut flakes on a baking sheet evenly.
  3. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes, stirring once or twice, until the flakes start to brown.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Once your coconut flakes are at room temperature, add them to a medium saucepan with 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water over medium heat.
  6. Simmer until the sugar dissolves.
  7. Strain out the coconut solids and cool syrup before use. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.
The Groovy Gimlet Recipe