Our H2coco Inventions! #Part 1

We have been working with H2coco and their refreshing range of coconut waters to reinvent some of our favorite recipes! H2coco comes in four delicious flavors and as a part of this blog feature we’ve used the pomegranate and acai berry to create a colourful and oh so delicious cocktail- the perfect weekend treat!

Usually cocktails are a signature summer speciality, but we feel that this delicious drink works well in winter as the Vodka has a beautifully warming effect, inside and out!

The Pomegranate and Acai Berry H2coco is full of flavour, it tastes organic and isn’t too sweet. You can taste that the flavours are the #RealDeal- there’s definitely no artificial flavours, preservatives and other “nasties” in there! Pomegranates offer a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants, not to mention that they’re packed with fibre and anti-inflammatory properties.  More than that, studies show that eating the fruit or drinking pomegranate juice can help protect against disease like certain cancers as well as Alzheimer's.

Acai berries are less well known, however they too are packed with vitamins and minerals. These berries are antioxidant-rich and have been trumpeted for centuries as a healing, immune-stimulating and energy-boosting fruit.

Here’s our favorite way to use H2coco Pomegranate and Acai juice:

Pomegranate Granita Cocktail

For the Granita -

1 Cup H2coco Pomegranate Coconut Water

2 Tablespoons Agave

3 Cups Frozen Berries (fresh would be ideal, yet they aren’t in season this time of year)

Mix these ingredients together in a blender. Pour them into a baking tray and place into the freezer. As it begins to freeze, scrape it with a fork every 10 mins to create a snow like texture.

For the cocktail syrup-

2 Cups Pomegranate Juice

8cm Fresh Ginger Root

Bring to the boil, turning down the heat to keep the liquid at a gentle rolling boil until it has reduced by about half.

Now to make the cocktail!  

¾ cup Pomegranate Acai Berry coconut water

¼ cup Pomegranate syrup

¼ cup vodka

Serve in a beautiful cocktail glass topped with granita and left over berries - enjoy!