Coconut Cardamom Cooler is a fresh, thirst-quenching cocktail that has an exquisite blend of tropical flavours. The earliest known recipes for this come from the bartending book “Radiant Coolers” written by bartender Eric Felten in 2006. Felten’s original recipe replaces the vodka with gin and replaces the dairy milk with soy milk. In 2017, Chef Neal Fraser recreated a version of this drink as a part of “America’s Classics” series on PBS’s “Great American Taste”, which combined gin with vodka and added mint leaves to garnish along with lime juice instead of lemon juice.
Coconut Cardamom Cooler is a cocktail with several variations. The drink is generally made with vodka, cardamom syrup or simple syrup, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and coconut milk. The coconut water in this drink keeps your body hydrated and the cardamom adds a distinct flavour to it. For the best taste experience, chill the ingredients before you start making this drink.
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tsp cardamom cocktail bitters
¾ ounce simple syrup
1½ ounces coconut rum
3 ounces coconut-flavored seltzer
1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, cocktail bitters, simple syrup, and coconut rum.
2. Add ice and shake to chill.
3. Strain into a collins glass filled with ice. Top with the coconut seltzer.
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