Cocktail: Ocean Water Gimlet | Bartender: Zac Snyder

I had a guest on our patio ask me for a “fun gimlet”. I was inspired by the sky that day and wanted to make an elevated version of Sonic’s Ocean Water, that’s where the blue and coconut came in.

Cocktail: Ocean Water Gimlet | Bartender Atlas

1 oz Absolut Citron
1 oz Green Tea Gin*
0.5 oz Blue Curacao
0.5 oz Kalani Coconut Liqueur
0.75 oz Lime juice
3 drops Orange Flower water

Rim glass with Coconut Green Tea Mix**. Shake all above ingredients over ice and strain into cocktail coup.

*Green Tea Gin
1 tablespoon Jasmine green tea
6 oz Beefeater

Combine together, allow to infuse for 1 hour. Strain out green tea.

**Coconut Green Tea Mix
1/4 c Toasted Desiccated Coconut
2 tablespoons Sugar
1 tablespoon Salt
1 teaspoon Ground green tea

Place coconut on a small sheet pan, spread evenly and toast in an oven (over 350°) for 2-3 mins. Remove, stir and put back in the oven for 2-3 more mins. Remove the coconut from the oven, allow to cool, then mix with sugar, salt, and green tea.

Zac Snyder
Alchemist of Smithville, master of mix and balance, soda syrup maven, slayer of tickets and conjurer of bitters -- has worked in the Kansas City restaurant scene for years and it is said, that his cocktail transmutations are a regular surprise and delight.