Sip into summer with a coconut and basil cocktail
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Better Brands’ Joey Gottesman mixes a fresh basil and coconut cocktail inside Azure at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel earlier this month.
Looking for something new to try while lounging by the pool this summer? Local bartender Joey Gottesman from Better Brands shared the following recipe, which calls for Coco Lopez cream of coconut and a few leaves of fresh basil — not exactly the type of ingredients you may having laying around, but they’re definitely worth searching out to use in this drink.
Fresh Basil and Coconut Cocktail
1 oz. Ocean organic vodka
1 ½ oz. Coco Lopez cream of coconut
3 oz. fresh pineapple juice
Four fresh basil leaves (whole)
Add all contents to a mixing glass and top with ice. Cover glass and shake vigorously to release flavor of basil into drink. Pour contents into 14-ounce glass and garnish with sprig of fresh basil and lime wedge.