Water Lily is a classic cocktail made with gin, orange liqueur, lemon juice and Crème de Violette. By substituting the latter for Kokoro Gin’s blueberry and lemongrass liqueur we created the Water Lemon.
In this one we are also using Kokoro gin which is made with Japanese sansho berries. They give the gin a rather unique botanical touch, that we appreciate a lot.
Thanks to the blueberry liqueur this cocktail gets a nice pale blue colour. And while it’s actually a bit difficult to capture in a photo, we liked the “nonchalant” look of this drink in its live version.
Taking classic cocktail recipes and just changing one of its ingredients can be very rewarding. Have you ever tried it?
Recipe by Cocktail Detour
0,75 oz gin
0,75 oz orange liqueur
0,75 oz blueberry & lemongrass liqueur
0,75 oz lemon juice
Stir all ingredients with fresh ice and strain into an elegant coupe.