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Deep blue

Posted by Grier G on


Here's a stunningly delicious coconut water cocktail. Impress your friends and yourself. 1 Part premium Vodka ⅔ Part CoAqua ⅔ Part Cranberry Juice ⅓ Part Blue Curacao ¼ Part Simple Syrup 4 Whole Blueberries Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with blueberries.

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CoAqua rum popsicles

Posted by Grier G on


Mojito-coconut water Popsicles There’s a reason mojitos are so popular in the summertime. Lime, mint, rum and sugar, when balanced, is a pretty perfect warm weather combination. And everyone familiar with this cocktail also knows how easily these go down…the only thing more refreshing than a mojito is ... a mojito popsicle made with CoAqua. A truly winning combination. Using CoAqua as an ingredient in summer cocktails adds a subtle creaminess and coconut flavor, and the hydrating properties don't hurt either. So without further ado. Coconut Mojito PopsiclesIngredients 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 3 cans CoAqua 6 sprigs of fresh mint 1/2 cup  lime juice 1/4 cup premium white rum (or more) 1 lime sliced into thin lime wheels Method Combine sugar...

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Best green smoothie

Posted by Ben Viall on


Green Coconut water Smoothie Maybe you like green smoothies or maybe you don't but we feel fairly certain that even for people who typically don't...this super green coconut water smoothie will make believers out of you. There's something so creamy and delicious with the Avocado and sided up next to CoAqua coconut water good things happen.  Try it! You'll need 1 Can CoAqua Half an Avocado A decent hand full of Kale or Silverbeet or Spinach Half a Mango A Banana A few ice cubes Blend it

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Christmas coconut cheer

Posted by Grier G on


Bet you didn't know about this one. So here you go:) Coconut Eggnog Cook Time: 3 minutes Prep Times: 10 minutes Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: 4 (250 ml) cans CoAqua coconut Water6 egg yolks1/2 cup sugar2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract8 ounces spiced rumIceGround cinnamonCoconut flakes Preparation: 1. Bring coconut water to a simmer in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Whisk together egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl until smooth and pale.Gradually whisk half the hot coconut water into the egg mixture, then pour into pot with remaining coconut water. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until thick and mixture nearly coats the back of a wooden spoon, 2 to 3 minutes. 2. Pour through a fine strainer into...

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Beaches. BBQ's. Boats. Baches ...coconut water

Posted by Grier G on


In New Zealand, come summer ...we go to the beach. That's a true statement. A mass exodus from the major cities, everyone goes off to the coast. Well, with a coast like this one you'd be crazy not to. Many many miles of pristine beaches, inlets, waterfalls and places to discover or explore. Beaches, BBQ's. Boats. Baches. The four B's. What comes after B? Right. C and that's where we come in. Coconut water. If you can think of a more versatile drink designed for the beach we'll eat our hats. Don't know much about coconut water? Check out our FAQ's If you're looking to cover multiple bases here's six reasons why coconut water is the natural choice. Rehydration. Simple but true...it's hot...

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CoAqua, Lemongrass & Rum cooler

Posted by Grier G on


The folks over at homestyle magazine have created this fantastic summer-time drink along with Plantation rum and of course CoAqua coconut water. Here's how you do it. INGREDIENTS 250ml CoAqua - (can or bottle)250ml ginger beer60ml Plantation 3 star white rum60ml lemongrass simple syrupIceJuice of two limesLime slice to garnish Making the simple syrup 1 cup water1 cup sugar2 stems lemongrass (sliced in half) To make the lemongrass syrup, place the water and sugar in a saucepan, stir to dissolve the sugar and put on a low heat to simmer until liquid is completely clear. Remove from the heat and add the lemongrass stems and allow to cool. Transfer to a glass jar and refrigerate overnight and let the lemongrass steep into...

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The three C's

Posted by Grier G on


Cold. Coconut. Coffee   Right, so it's hot outside or inside, you want coffee, you need caffeine but you don't want hot coffee on a hot day. Who does? Stop crying! The people in the 'know', (you can soon consider yourself amongst them, at least by the end of this blog post) are already hip to the deep coconut/coffee combo. OMG it's good! Here's the skinny. Make sure you have a bottle or can of CoAqua handy - (don't do this with that awful tasting tetra-pack coconut water) choose your favorite brand of cold coffee concentrate, pull some ice cubes from somewhere (no, not there) and grab a glass. You might also like a tiny little bit of orange, lemon or lime...

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How to Greet Guests at a Cocktail Party

Posted by Kat Lee on


  Cocktails are making a comeback, especially with the ladies who are opting for delicious mixed drinks to help preserve health as well as hangover.   In our cocotails series, we'll be taking you through cocktail party etiquette with tips and tricks on how to mingle like a pro. And with summer fast approaching, you'll soon be ready to throw your own cocotail soiree with confidence. Here's a simple, fruity summer cocotail recipe to get you started. The refreshing quality of the Calada Italia make it ideal to serve to guests upon arrival. Don't forget to make a connection when introducing guests - to help make conversation easy between new acquaintances. For example, "Ann, this is Jono, I believe you both graduated Harvard...

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The Secret Behind the World’s Best Tasting Coconut Water

Posted by Kat Lee on


People have been asking “who is behind Coaqua?”. Simply answered, it's us, Grier and Steve, two kiwi entrepreneurs who met in a Railay Beach bar and together had an idea: to source the best tasting coconut water in the world and bottle it in glass. 

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The 'tree of life'

Posted by grier govorko on


As long as there have been people in SE Asia there have been coconut trees, lovingly known as the ‘tree of life’, another one of nature’s truly amazing gifts. In certain regions it’s also has been called the “three generation tree” a deserved name considering a tree can produce coconuts for about 70 years. So the grandchildren are still reaping the benefits from that same tree their grandparents planted all the way back then. Refreshing and nutrient packed coconut water for drinking, coconut oil for cooking as well as skin & hair care, fronds for roofing and wood for building, it’s a one stop shop right there on the beach. The gift that keeps on giving. And what other tree...

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