Tequila Tonic Cocktail

Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2013

This Tequila Tonic Cocktail started with a can of coconut water. There was a big display of it at our grocery store, it was on sale, and I like coconut. Three for three. Coconut water has a nice nutty taste, and sports some health benefits like being a good source of potassium. My garden mint had survived the deep freeze in progress outside, so I decided to muddle some with the coconut water, add a homemade ginger syrup and some lime. And to balance out the healthy road I was on – I added a light shot of blanco tequila. If you are looking for a non-alcoholic drink, this lively combo has plenty of flavor without the tequila.

Tequila Tonic Cocktail

  • 6 ounces coconut water
  • 1 ounce blanco tequila
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce ginger-infused simple syrup
  • sprig of mint

Muddle the mint and tequila in the bottom of your glass. Add the coconut water, lime juice and ginger simple syrup. Drop in a few ice cubes, and your’re done.

Ginger Simple Syrup

  • 2 tablespoons chopped ginger
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar

Combine the three ingredients in a small saucepan, and bring to a low simmer. Stir occasionally for a few more minutes, and turn off the heat. Let the mixture keep infusing as it cools. Strain into a clean bottle, and store in your refrigerator.

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2 Responses to
“Tequila Tonic Cocktail”

  • Eileen Hsu says: January 21st, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    GREAT PHOTO! Is this filtered or just straight awesome shadow?!

  • Mama Knows Her Cocktails says: January 21st, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Mother Nature gets the majority of the credit. We had beautiful sunshine for a few days last week. I did discover the boost button in iPhoto and gave it a small blast. Thanks for the nice comment!

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