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Monk’s Respite from Smuggler’s Cove

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A refreshing combo of gin and coconut from our 2017 Bartender of the Year.

Some drink coconut water to stay hydrated—others because it mixes great with booze. Our 2017 Bartender of the Year, Steven Liles from Smuggler’s Cove, is among the latter with this original recipe.


  • 3 oz. fresh coconut water
  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz. honey syrup (1:1)
  • 1/4 oz. yellow Chartreuse
  • 1 oz. seltzer
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • Tools:blender
  • Glass:drained small coconut shell or double Old Fashioned
  • Garnish:orchid and mint sprig


Combine the ingredients in a blender and add 10 oz. of crushed ice. Blend for 10 seconds, then pour into a coconut shell or double Old Fashioned glass; garnish.

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