Monkord Cocktail

Photograph by Inga Prins

Monkord Cocktail – Berry unique and proudly South African

Has the mixology bug got its teeth in you this year? Impress your guests and yourself with our Monkord Cocktail during the festive season. It’s berry tasty!

Monkord Cocktail

Photograph by Inga Prins

Are you ready to take your mixology skills to the next level? Do you have some holiday cocktail evenings planned? Our Monkord Cocktail recipe is bright, fresh and sweet. It’s perfect for spending time next to the pool and goes perfectly well with your fancy dinner party.

If you love blueberries, this is the drink for you. Blueberries are stacked with antioxidants and vitamins which makes them a great superfood. This cocktail uses fresh or frozen blueberries and the MONKS Medella gin in this cocktail is infused with blueberries too. This award-winning gin is perfect for this fruity cocktail which lingers on the palate and brings joy with every sip.

For this cocktail, you will also be making MONKS Medella syrup which is super easy and lasts in the fridge for a whole month. Infused with blueberries and thyme, this syrup will sweeten your cocktail and bring heightened flavour to an already impressive mix. The prep time in this recipe includes the time spent on the syrup but the cocktail itself takes just a couple of minutes to make.

Impress your guests and yourself with our Monkord Cocktail during the festive season.

Monkord Cocktail

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Recipe by MONKS Gin Difficulty: Easy
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  • 50 ml 50 MONKS Medella (blueberry infused gin)

  • 25 ml 25 black grape juice (red grape juice if you can’t find black)

  • 25 ml 25 ruby grapefruit juice

  • 25 ml 25 steeped rooibos tea

  • 1 1 egg white

  • 25 ml 25 MONKS medella syrup (recipe below)

  • MONKS Medella Syrup
  • 500 ml 500 water

  • 500 g 500 brown sugar

  • 500 g 500 blueberries (fresh or frozen)

  • 50 g 50 fresh thyme


  • Add all ingredients to a shaker. Dry shake for 30 seconds.
  • Add ice and shake for another 15 seconds. Double strain into a martini glass.
  • Garnish with blackberries.
  • Add all of the ingredients into a pot. Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat, let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Once it has simmered, allow to sit for at least an hour until relatively cool.
  • Use the back of a wooden spoon (or masher if you have one) and mash the berries and thyme until you reach a pulp-like consistency.
  • Strain the mixture into a glass bottle of your choice.

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