Ready for an oddly refreshing clear and crisp cocktail? Ready to expand your cocktail horizons? Of course you are. The Cocogin is more or less exactly what it sounds like -- two of the three ingredients are in the name. Pairing coconut water with something other than rum seems unusual, but this combination really works.
2 ounces gin (I used The Botanist)
1.5 ounces coconut water
.5 ounces super simple syrup
Combine in a shaker with ice, stir with the deceptively precise motion of an ocean tide, and strain into a chilled glass.
I'm not a fan of gin, but in recent years friendly bartenders have introduced me to some that I like in cocktails. For the Cocogin I suggest using a gin that doesn't, to put it not so delicately, taste like you're sucking on a pine cone.
The Cocogin essentially is a riff off of the In The Dominican. I wanted to make something with coconut water, and the gin happened to be in closer proximity than the dark rum. So enjoy the fruits of my laziness and experimentation, and make yourself a Cocogin.