So sorry. Couldn’t resist.
When you have a cocktail that combines super-hydrating coconut water, ginger beer, gin, etc., how can you not? Not only is the name You Go, Gin Coco SOOO incredibly fitting, I’m pretty sure this is a cocktail that the Mean Girls would NOT turn their noses up at (if they were of drinking age, that is.) Especially if they’d been out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day the night before (not pointing any fingers here.) It is pretty darn healthy after all, and would be even more so if we removed the alcohol. I mean, it’s practically a cleanse.
So let’s get real about this You Go, Glen Coco! You see, I’ve been wanting to make a coconut water-based cocktail for a while now. There may have been an afternoon a few years ago when my Napa friends and I were lounging by the pool and decided to add some coconut water to our margaritas, and well, it was a pretty awesome idea on our part. Why not add a super-hydrating ingredient to our ordinary cocktails? It sounded like a win-win to us and yes, it was delicious. Ever since I’ve been wanting to expand on it, I’m all about that balance after all!
Well, today is the day folks. We’re making a coconut water cocktail that is the ULTIMATE hydrator and helps to soothe the tummy at the same time. Because if we’re going to drink cocktails, we might as well make all of the components as beneficial to our system as possible, right?
Let me break it down for you. We’ve got the coconut water, which is not only super-hydrating but also chock full of potassium. We’ve also got ginger beer, which means that (if you buy a legit brand like this) we’ve got some tummy soothing properties in the mix. We also throw in some pineapple juice, which is awesome for digestion, and some lime juice, which is not only healthy but makes just about every cocktail taste super-delicious. You digging You Go, Gin Coco yet?
Of course, we’re adding some booze because it’s Friday and we need to celebrate, so in goes the gin and a teensy bit of Triple Sec. Yessssss. We’re doing this.
Super-hydrating, super delicious, incredibly refreshing You Go, Glen Coco coming right up. Who’s in?
You Go, Gin Coco
- 2 ounces coconut water
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- 2 ounces gin
- Juice of ½ a lime
- ½ ounce triple sec
- 2 ounces ginger beer
- Combine all ingredients except ginger beer in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake to combine and strain into a rocks glass filled with more ice. Top with ginger beer.