By The Lady
This weekend just gone, we were feeling a little adventurous! So, we decided to use our new favourite navy strength gin Four Pillars Gunpowder Proof Gin and incorporate it into a delicious cocktail. We wanted to stay in keeping with the nautical theme, so we decided to give our drink the navy/at sea/beachy touch and whip up something that will see off scurvy in style. So, we present to you the Four Sailors.
Four Sailors :
60mL Four Pillars Gunpowder Proof Gin
200 ml Coconut Milk
2 Kiwi Fruit
1/2 lime (juice and rind)
1/2 teaspoon bourbon vanilla extract
A pinch of shredded coconut
Blitz the kiwi fruit and coconut milk in a blender. Add to your cocktail shaker with the gin, lime juice, vanilla and ice. Shake vigorously. To prepare your glass, rim with lime juice (you can just use the juiced lime half to run around the rim of the glass as there should be some moisture left in the glass). After you have done this, coat the rim of the glass where the lime juice is with coconut. Strain your cocktail into a cocktail glass then top with lime zest, coconut and wedge of kiwi fruit for decoration.
You’ll really think summer is here when you start sipping on this lovely cocktail. It’s so fruity and fresh with a delightful creaminess. We really needed some coconut halves and little umbrellas to really do it justice. You can dial back the coconut milk a bit depending on your penchant for coconut. It does make it quite a filling drink, so don’t plan on having too many. Either way it is full of flavour. The lime juice provides a sweet/sour combination that hits you after the creaminess of the coconut. The coconut rim changes up the texture and gives you a bit of a toasted flavour and the Gunpowder Gin is perfect because it has that extra punch it doesn’t get lost in all the other flavours. It lurks in the background and provides a pleasant boozy hit to finish with.
Whether you’re prepping for a long sea voyage or a long day relaxing by the pool the Four Sailors is sure to keep you happy, just keep an eye on the horizon for pirates.