Coconut water is known for its numerous health benefits, but it also has a reputation as a great mixer for cocktails. The reason behind this is relatively simple – coconut water tastes great! As a bonus, it can help avoid hangovers when included in mixed drinks due to the natural hydrating properties in coconut water! It’s also unique among other drinks in that it’s flavourful yet subtle. This means that its refreshing, unique tropical taste will complement the ingredients of a mixed drink without overwhelming them, which is exactly what you want out of a mixer.
These types of cocktails are appropriate for a number of different events and occasions such as: entertaining guests, birthday parties, weekend get-togethers with your friends or just enjoying a flavourful drink after a long day at work. The following are four examples of how coconut water can be used to create delicious mixed drinks:
The margarita is a classic and one of the most popular tequila-based cocktails. Adding coconut water to the mix makes it even more refreshing than it already was. The ingredients are simple. All you’ll need to make this Coconut Margarita are the following:
- 3 ounces of tequila blanco
- 1.5 ounces of Triple Sec
- 1 mint leaf
- 1/2 tablespoon of lime juice
- 8 ounces of Grace 100% Pure Coconut Water
Combine all of these ingredients together in a blender (except for the salt). Pour the mixture into a glass and then add salt to the rim. Voila! A coconut margarita!
Mimosas are the perfect weekend cocktails, which makes the Coconut Mimosa Twist the perfect choice for brunch on a warm late morning or early afternoon day. It also happens to be one of the easiest cocktails to make. All you’ll need for your Coconut Mimosa Twist are the following ingredients:
- A bottle of champagne
- 250 mL of Grace 100% Pure Coconut Water
- 250 mL of orange juice
- A cup of orange slices
Throw the orange slices into a pitcher and combine the coconut water, orange juice and champagne, then leave it in the fridge until it’s cool and ready to serve.
Rum drinks definitely have a tropical feel to them, which makes them a perfect candidate for the addition of coconut water. In fact, the two combine surprisingly well together, which means you don’t have to do anything fancy. Cool off on a hot summer day by mixing your choice of rum with coconut water. Add a few ice cubes if you prefer your drinks on the rocks and you are all set.
Coconut Water and Rum drinks are also a great option if you’re entertaining friends and family since they don’t take much time to prepare. As for how strong you should make them – that’s up to personal preference. We recommend:
- 2 ounces of Golden Rum
- 4 ounces of Grace 100% Pure Coconut Water
Sangria is the perfect mixed drink for lunch get-togethers or evening gatherings – especially if you are planning on being outdoors, such as at a picnic or on a patio. Grace’s Sangria requires a little prep time, so be sure to make a pitcher a couple hours in advance. Take the following ingredients and combine them in a pitcher to be left in the fridge until the flavours soak in:
- An orange slice
- A lemon slice
- 1/2 cup of Triple Sec
- 1/2 cup of lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of brandy
- A bottle of wine
- 2 cups of Grace 100% Pure Coconut Water
- 3 mint leaves
Try these coconut water mixed drink recipes out. Not only do they taste great, but you’ll find yourself less likely to wake up with a hangover the next day than you would with other mixers. This is because coconut water is extremely hydrating – and one of the main reasons that people experience hangovers is dehydration.
Alcohol is dehydrating and can lead to an electrolyte imbalance. The oxidative stress that alcohol causes on the body results in the consumption of anti-oxidants, which are needed to prevent and repair damage to the body. This is why we recommend ending the night by just drinking some coconut water by itself.
Coconut water is jam-packed with anti-oxidants and electrolytes. This means that consuming coconut water after you’ve had a number of alcoholic beverages will allow your body to re-stock on anti-oxidants and keep a proper electrolyte balance, all of which will help to prevent you from experiencing a nasty hangover in the morning. You can also combine coconut water with other ingredients to make a more potent anti-hangover drink, such as the following recipe:
Coconut Lemon Detox Water
Simply slice apart a lemon and a cucumber and place them in a glass or pitcher, adding as much coconut water as you desire. Throw it in the fridge for five to ten minutes and then enjoy. Not only is the Coconut Lemon Detox Water tasty, you’ll be on your way to avoiding an uncomfortable hangover the morning after!