Water Lemon

cocktail Sep 21, 2019


Water Lily is a classic cocktail made with gin, orange liqueur, lemon juice and Crème de Violette. By substituting the latter for Kokoro Gin's blueberry and lemongrass liqueur we created the Water Lemon.⁠

In this one we are also using Kokoro gin which is made with Japanese sansho berries. They give the gin a rather unique botanical touch, that we appreciate a lot.⁠

Thanks to the blueberry liqueur this cocktail gets a nice pale blue colour. And while it's actually a bit difficult to capture in a photo, we liked the “nonchalant” look of this drink in its live version.⁠

Taking classic cocktail recipes and just changing one of its ingredients can be very rewarding. Have you ever tried it?⁠

Water Lemon

Recipe by Cocktail Detour


0,75 oz gin⁠
0,75 oz orange liqueur⁠
0,75 oz blueberry & lemongrass liqueur⁠
0,75 oz lemon juice⁠


Stir all ingredients with fresh ice and strain into an elegant coupe.