His & Hers Summer Cocktails - Cocobomb Gin Fizz and The Heartbeet, Gin Cocktails, Summer Drinks, Citrus, Coconut Milk, Beet Juice, Ginger, Aperol, Canton

His & Hers Summer Cocktails

July 31, 2015

One of my favorite places that we visited in Denver Colorado was, Root Down. Root Down is this incredible restaurant in the Highland/ LoHi neighborhood. (Locals, bear with me) I will talk more about our experience there in a future post recapping our entire trip! But for now, these drinks! We had these drinks at Root Down and well, we just about fell off our chairs. I enjoy that they are speciality drinks, but to me, very different.

Graham ordered the “Coconut Ginger Fizz” and I ordered the “Beet Down”. I loved them so much, I had to try to recreate them at home. I feel as though I did a fairly good job, but they do taste different. Delicious and different!

His & Hers Summer Cocktails - Cocobomb Gin Fizz and The Heartbeet, Gin Cocktails, Summer Drinks, Citrus, Coconut Milk, Beet Juice, Ginger, Aperol, Canton

His & Hers Summer Cocktails - Cocobomb Gin Fizz and The Heartbeet, Gin Cocktails, Summer Drinks, Citrus, Coconut Milk, Beet Juice, Ginger, Aperol, Canton

These drinks are great for after dinner or a special summer treat on the weekend on a deck or patio. If you own a juicer, I recommend freshly juicing your ginger and beets. If you do not own a juicer, there are plenty of great options at local health foods stores. Yes, even the ginger juice – game changer!

Coco-bomb Gin Fizz // Serves 1

Ingredients:
2 oz. organic gin
1 oz. coconut milk, full fat
1 oz. freshly squeezed organic orange juice
1/2 oz. ginger juice
top with sparkling water (about 4-6 oz.)
garnish with organic orange peel

Directions:
In a shaker, mix organic gin, coconut milk, orange juice, ginger juice and ice. Serve over ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with orange peel.

The Heartbeet Spritzer // Serves 1

Ingredients:
2 oz. organic gin
1 oz. Domaine De Canton
1 oz. Aperol
1 oz. organic beet juice
1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
2-3 springs of fresh mint leaves

Directions:
In a shaker, combine mint leaves, lemon juice and organic beet juice. Muddle ingredients in shaker slightly. Add organic gin, Domaine De Canton, Aperol and ice and shake. Strain and serve over ice with a spring of mint leaves for garnish.

4 thoughts on “His & Hers Summer Cocktails”

    1. Patty, yes I did not either until I did some research, both are amazing! Domaine De Canton is a ginger-flavored liqueur and Aperol is an Italian aperitif made of bitter orange, gentian, rhubarb and other flavorful ingredients. Aperol was turned onto to me be a good friend and she likes to mix it with sparkling wine and ice. Yum!

    1. Andrea, yes the “his” is amazing as well. I find that the Coco-bomb Gin Fizz is more of a one hit wonder for me.. 😉 HA!

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