Coconut Jalapeño Cooler mocktail

Coconut Jalapeño Cooler mocktail
Coconut Jalapeño Cooler mocktail

This Coconut Jalapeño Cooler came about after wanting to mix up a non-alcoholic drink that had similar flavors to a Coconut Jalapeño Margarita I recently made. Obviously a N/A Margarita is just a limeade, but with the addition of coconut and jalapeno it gives more room for creating a similar flavor profile with a spirit free drink.

A MOCKTAILS BEST FRIEND: GREEN TEA

A special pantry ingredient adds tannin and earthiness that spirits often lend to cocktails. Green tea! Teas are a great addition to mocktails for structure that is often lacking in drinks without alcohol. In this case, green tea syrup stands in for Spicy jalapeño and orange bitters punch up the flavor while coconut cools it off and bridges all the flavors together.

NO ABV COCKTAILS FOR SUMMER

Non-alcoholic drinks are great to sip in between boozier beverages or on their own for those who don’t want to sip potent potables. And as the weather warms up and day drinking is more prevalent with sunny brunches or sipping in the backyard, having a repertoire of non-alcoholic/mocktail recipes on hand will insure you are sipping pretty all day long with out an ugly next morning. This Coconut Jalapeño Cooler will be your go to spirit free drink this summer.

Coconut Jalapeño Cooler mocktail

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Description

This cooler came about after wanting to mix up a non-alcoholic drink that had similar flavors to a Coconut Jalapeño Margarita I recently made. Green tea syrup adds tannin and earthiness that spirits often lend to cocktails. Spicy jalapeño and orange bitters punch up the flavor while coconut cools it off and bridges all the flavors together.


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Ingredients

  • 2 oz coconut milk
  • 1 oz green tea syrup, see recipe below
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 5 slices jalapeño
  • 2 dashes orange bitters*
  • garnish: course or black salt rim, lime, jalapeño, edible flower

Instructions

Directions Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of a rocks glass. Dip the rim of the glass into the salt to coat half the rim. Add all ingredients into a shaker tin and muddle. Shake quickly with ice. Double strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish. *bitters and minimal amount of alcohol so remove if your are not able to consume Green Tea Syrup -1/2 cup sugar -1 tbsp loose green tea -1/2 cup hot water Add sugar and green tea to a jar. Top with hot, almost boiling water. Stir to incorporate the sugar. Let infuse for 2 hours. Strain out the solids and store sealed in the fridge for 2 weeks.


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