Shake off the summer heat with an easy tropical drink that will transport you to paradise—Mixly Cocktail Co's Grass Skirt.
With a tropical and fresh gin mixer, a touch of Cointreau, and an edible flower, this craft cocktail is a must-try for those seeking easy summer gin drinks. So, slip into your grass skirt, gather your shaker, and get mixin'!
Find your perfect mixer for Cointreau:
Before we dive into the Grass Skirt recipe, let's answer a burning question: What is the best mixer for Cointreau? In this tropical masterpiece, we've found the ideal partner—the refreshing and vibrant blend of Mixly's pineapple basil lim mixer. The fruity notes of Cointreau harmonize perfectly with this craft cocktail mixer, creating a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more.
Step 1: Prepare a Tropical State-of-Mind
Picture yourself surrounded by lush vegetation, with a warm breeze in your hair.
Step 2: Mix in a Touch of Aloha
Let's kick off this island-inspired cocktail by crafting the foundation of our drink. Grab our favorite gin and pour 1.5 ounces into your shaker. The vibrant and crisp flavors of the gin will form the foundation of the Grass Skirt, ensuring a refreshing sip from start to finish.
Step 3: Add a Splash of Tropical Bliss
To infuse your cocktail with the taste of the tropics, add 1.5 ounces of our pineapple basil lime Mixly. This tropical cocktail mixer combines the sweetness of ripe pineapple, the aromatic allure of fresh basil, and the tangy zest of lime. It's like capturing sunshine in a bottle.
Step 4: A Touch of Sunset Glow
Now, let's introduce the magic touch of Cointreau and Aperol, two versatile and beloved liqueurs. Add 0.5 ounces of each to the shaker, allowing its citrusy goodness to combine with the other ingredients. Cointreau and Aperol serve as the bridge between the gin and the tropical cocktail mixer, infusing the Grass Skirt with a burst of sunny flavors.
Step 5: Shake that Grass Skirt
Shake, shake shake! Cause you can't not shake in a grass skirt.
Step 6: Don't Forget to Garnish
Crown your Grass Skirt cocktail with a delicate edible flower, transforming it into a true work of art. As you raise your glass to your lips, breathe in the fresh aroma of the flower, and prepare to be whisked away to a tropical paradise with each sip.
Grass Skirt Cocktail Recipe
- 1.5 oz Gin (we used Loonman Gin - Old World)
- 0.5 oz Cointreau
- 1.5 oz Pineapple Basil Lime Mixly
- 0.5 oz Aperol
- Edible flower (for garnish)
- Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
- Garnish with an edible flower.
Mocktail Tip: Swap out gin for an NA alternative, use an orange peel simple syrup (orange peels steeped in equal parts sugar and water) in place of Cointreau and Aperol, and add a few dashes of orange bitters for a delicious mocktail!
Congratulations, you've made yourself a Grass Skirt cocktail—a delightful tropical drink that combines the freshness of gin, the bold flavors of Cointreau, and the tropical bliss of Pineapple Basil Lime Mixly. With this easy summer gin drink, you can channel the spirit of aloha anytime, anywhere.
So, the next time you find yourself yearning for a taste of paradise, reach for your shaker and make an easy tropical cocktail - the Grass Skirt. It's refreshing flavors that will transport you to a sun-kissed beach in an instant. Whether you're hosting a backyard barbedcue, enjoying a lazy afternoon by the pool, or simply unwinding after a long day, this craft cocktail will bring a touch of tropical magic to your glass.
Remember, mixing cocktails should be fun, and Mixly Cocktail Co is here to guide you every step of the way. So go ahead, experiment with different gins, swap out Mixly flavors, and get creative. Cheers to easy summer gin drinks, exotic flavors, and the joy of crafting your own little slice of paradise in a glass.