An Enchanted Garden Cocktail

Drinking and Gardening: Two of my favorite things. It’s too early even for tulips here in the Northeast, but my windowsill herbs are flourishing. That—and my Effortless Table place setting by the same name—is the inspiration for this Enchanted Garden cocktail. Aloe and basil give it a cool freshness, and combined with coconut water and lemon, it almost tastes like a health tonic. To yours!


Enchanted Garden Cocktail

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz coconut water
  • 1 oz aloe juice (this can be found at most health food stores, Whole Foods or Trader Joe's—or substitute simple syrup)
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 2 basil leaves
  • ice

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the vodka, coconut water, aloe juice, lemon juice, and basil leaves. Add ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Pour into a chilled coup glass and garnish with a sprig of basil.

Enchanted Garden Cocktail Recipe

#fbf to 1994 (ish) with my buds, @richardwiese and @wendirogerstv Bought that sport coat on sale for about 20 bucks because that’s all I had in the bank. Was 10% wool and 90% “other.” Got caught in the rain with it and smelled like wet dog ass all night.

Nine years ago, I made a vow to live my life based on three guiding principles: Love, Awe and Gratitude. Today, instead of feeling sad, angry or anxious about The Chew’s cancellation, I will look through the lens of Gratitude and thank: My cohosts, @chefsymon and @carlaphall, for being two of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The crew and staff of The Chew for being so dedicated, hardworking and collaborative. Our viewers for allowing us into your homes each day to share a laugh and a recipe — and a cocktail. It’s been a fun run and I am so freakin’ lucky to have been a part of it. Much love, CK ❤️

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