Shim cocktails are the next big thing – why not try this 1 unit Tall Coconut Cocktail made with Smirnoff Vodka. This post was sponsored by TheBar.com
Shim, 1 unit Cocktails
Whether you like to enjoy a cocktail over brunch, or on a night out with friends, cocktails are best enjoyed with your best buddies. They are fun playful drinks, made for sipping while gossiping and shim cocktails are no different. They come in all shapes and sizes, and lots of different flavours. The only difference it that they are low proof, often coming in at just 1 alcoholic unit per drink.
These low alcohol cocktails or shim cocktails as they are now known are set to be the next big thing!
New Years Resolutions
The problem with living in London is that it has such a cracking food and drinks scene it’s almost impossible not to over indulge. The cocktail bars in particular are fantastic and I love trying out the signature drinks in each bar I visit.
Having well and truly over indulged on cake and cocktails over the festive period, I vowed to cut back in 2016. But, with my birthday falling in the middle of January I wasn’t quite brave enough to cut out alcohol completely. Bravo to those of you who did do Dry January! I applaud you! Instead of cutting alcohol out completely I’ve embraced shim cocktails – low alcohol cocktails which have all the fun, fruity flavour of normal cocktails without the high alcohol content.
If you also cut back last month, I hope, like me, you are feeling a lot better for it! So, to help us all stay on the right track, today I’m sharing a low alcohol Tall Coconut Cocktail with TheBar.com who have put together a definitive list of 1 unit cocktails.
Tall Coconut Cocktail
What a lot of people don’t realise is that some of their favourite cocktails are already low-alcohol, 1 unit drinks. Pimms which we’ve all sipped slowly on a summer afternoon is a shim. Brunch cocktail the mimosa is another popular 1 unit cocktail. Even the very trendy right now Aperol Spritz is a shim! But TheBar.com and I wanted to come up with something new and exciting and so here I am sharing The Tall Coconut made from some of the trendiest ingredients right not.
The Tall Coconut Cocktail is not only a low in alcohol but also light on calories and full of flavour. This cocktail combines crisp and pure Smirnoff No.21 Vodka with sharp, crushed blueberries. Agave adds the sweetness we crave and low-fat coconut water makes this a long, tropical drink that will have you dreaming of summer!
The Recipe for a Tall Coconut Cocktail
1 Unit Tall Coconut Cocktail with TheBar.com
- 25 millilitres Smirnoff No. 21® Vodka
- 2 tbsp blueberries
- 5 millilitres agave nectar
- 150 millilitres coconut water
- 1 handful ice cubes
Tumble the blueberries into the bottom of a high ball glass and, using a muddler, squash the blueberries to extract their juice and flavour.
Using a jigger, measure 25ml Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka and 5ml agave nectar into the glass.
Fill the glass with ice and stir.
Top up with coconut water.
Place 2 blueberries on top of the drink to garnish.
Whether you’re after low alcoholic cocktails, low calorie cocktails or just after something a bit tropical, this Tall Coconut Cocktail is for you!
Find more low alcohol cocktails at TheBar.com
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