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Pattern Play: Dotted Thai Fruit Cocktail Recipe

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So I’ve been scheming up the idea of a new cocktail series based around patterns, and because Robin from Double Trouble and I happen to be a very similar kind of weird, she knew just what I meant by this! Together we schemed up some cool drinks based on patterns I loved, then I designed the backgrounds to match just so, and got them printed as big as possible. As such, my new Pattern Play cocktail series was born, and I think you’ll love the first few we have coming! First up: this dotted thai fruit cocktail.

Admittedly, it’s a bit involved to make, but it’s super tasty. And did I mention it looks freaking cool as all get out?! I mean, clearly that’s what I’m here for…

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Once you’ve made the basil seeds and fruit mix, you can make PLENTY of these, so don’t be too intimidated!

Dotted Thai Fruit Cocktail

Ingredients

  • sweet basil seeds
  • Thai fruit agar dessert mix
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ounce rosewater
  • fresh mango
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce Green Chartreuse
  • 1 1/2 ounces coconut milk
  • lemon lime sorbet (optional for added sweetness)

Instructions

  • Prepare basil seeds according to package directions.
  • Prepare Thai Fruit Agar dessert mix (or green jell-o) according to package directions. Once set, cut or break up the jelly into small pieces.
  • Prepare Rose Grenadine: In a small saucepan, stir together 1 cup Pomegranate juice and 1 cup sugar. Heat slowly and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add 1oz rosewater, stir and remove from heat. Chill the syrup.
  • Add small pieces of green agar, 1 tablespoon of prepared basil seeds and fresh mango to the bottom of the serving glass. Top with crushed ice.
  • Shake 1.5oz gin, 1/2oz Green Chartreuse and 1.5oz coconut milk with ice until well chilled (5-6 seconds should do it.) Strain over crushed ice.
  • Lightly drizzle approx. 1/4oz Rose Grenadine on surface of the cocktail and add more basil seeds and mango if desired.
  • Garnish with thinly sliced dragonfruit and small scoop of lemon lime sorbet.

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What do you think?! It’s equal parts delicious and trippy when you see it all together, but it’s definitely been a really fun way for us to combine our love of cocktail recipes and creative styling!

Cocktails and recipe by Robin Berwick of Double Trouble
photos by Jared Smith
patter play cocktails - sugar and cloth

Pattern Play: Dotted Thai Fruit Cocktail Recipe

patter play cocktails - sugar and clothpatter play cocktails - sugar and cloth

So I’ve been scheming up the idea of a new cocktail series based around patterns, and because Robin from Double Trouble and I happen to be a very similar kind of weird, she knew just what I meant by this! Together we schemed up some cool drinks based on patterns I loved, then I designed the backgrounds to match just so, and got them printed as big as possible. As such, my new Pattern Play cocktail series was born, and I think you’ll love the first few we have coming! First up: this dotted thai fruit cocktail.

Admittedly, it’s a bit involved to make, but it’s super tasty. And did I mention it looks freaking cool as all get out?! I mean, clearly that’s what I’m here for…

patter play cocktails - sugar and cloth patter play cocktails - sugar and clothpatter play cocktails - sugar and cloth

Once you’ve made the basil seeds and fruit mix, you can make PLENTY of these, so don’t be too intimidated!

Dotted Thai Fruit Cocktail

Ingredients

  • sweet basil seeds
  • Thai fruit agar dessert mix
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ounce rosewater
  • fresh mango
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce Green Chartreuse
  • 1 1/2 ounces coconut milk
  • lemon lime sorbet (optional for added sweetness)

Instructions

  • Prepare basil seeds according to package directions.
  • Prepare Thai Fruit Agar dessert mix (or green jell-o) according to package directions. Once set, cut or break up the jelly into small pieces.
  • Prepare Rose Grenadine: In a small saucepan, stir together 1 cup Pomegranate juice and 1 cup sugar. Heat slowly and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add 1oz rosewater, stir and remove from heat. Chill the syrup.
  • Add small pieces of green agar, 1 tablespoon of prepared basil seeds and fresh mango to the bottom of the serving glass. Top with crushed ice.
  • Shake 1.5oz gin, 1/2oz Green Chartreuse and 1.5oz coconut milk with ice until well chilled (5-6 seconds should do it.) Strain over crushed ice.
  • Lightly drizzle approx. 1/4oz Rose Grenadine on surface of the cocktail and add more basil seeds and mango if desired.
  • Garnish with thinly sliced dragonfruit and small scoop of lemon lime sorbet.

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What do you think?! It’s equal parts delicious and trippy when you see it all together, but it’s definitely been a really fun way for us to combine our love of cocktail recipes and creative styling!

Cocktails and recipe by Robin Berwick of Double Trouble
photos by Jared Smith

Comments

    • Ashley said:

      haha, thanks Kelsey! ;)

    • Ashley said:

      It’s good! I’m a little more partial to mango, but dragonfruit is too pretty to pass us ;)

  • Alexandra Adams

    02.05.16

    I love the idea of cocktails based on patterns! Can’t wait for the future posts in this series!!

    Alexandra Adams | X Height Ment

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks Alex, I’m excited to share them with you all! xox

  • Rae

    02.06.16

    This cocktail sounds absolutely amazing and is so beautiful too! Thanks for the recipe!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks Rae, and so sweet of you to include us in your weekly round up! thank you! xoxo

  • Hannah

    02.06.16

    These are maybe the coolest looking cocktails I have ever seen. Seriously, I have an obsession with bright colors and spotted dragonfruits and this perfectly combines those two things. BRAVO!!

    xx Hannah // http://www.HomemadeBanana.com

    • Ashley said:

      well then we definitely have you covered! ;)

  • Danyelle Hadaway

    02.08.16

    Hi this drink looks absolutely gorgeous. But I’m confused. Exactly what are you scooping on the top of the drink in the fifth picture? I can’t find that step in the directions.

  • Alexandra Doyle

    02.08.16

    Hey, Ashley! This is Alex with the Houston Press– I’m working on this week’s blog round-up and obviously these photos are stunning. I’d really love to be able to use one for the post. I saw that someone else took them, and I can definitely link to his site with the photo credit. I would have to crop the photo down to a landscape orientation in order to use it. Please shoot me an email back tonight to let me know and, if you and the photographer are willing, one or two high-res photos– my address is AlexandraSDoyle@gmail.com. Thanks so much, and I absolutely adore the blog!

  • Danielle

    02.09.16

    Those are absolutely gorgeous.

    • Thanks so much, Danielle! You’ll have to try the recipe, because they taste pretty amazing too ;)

  • Bethany

    02.10.16

    If it tastes as good as it looks, I definitely want to try it! The pictures are lovely!

    • Thanks, Bethany! It’s definitely not your average cocktail, but is really delicious and different! Let us know what you think :)

  • Eden Passante

    02.10.16

    Great idea! These are so fun and I’m sure they taste amazing!

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