As offerings in the American gin category expand by the day, the botanical profile of the spirit has branched out well beyond the juniper-forward expressions typical of the London dry style. Here, Chris Coy deploys cucumber-heavy Uncle Val’s gin alongside a more traditional expression from Fords, blending the two in a manner akin to how Don the Beachcomber married different styles of rum within a single drink. Combined with grapefruit liqueur and pineapple and lime juices, the Coy Decoy is bright, refreshing and uniquely modern.
Reprinted with permission from Easy Tiki: A Modern Revival with 60 Recipes, by Chloe Frechette, copyright © 2020. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Photographs copyright © 2020 by Lizzie Munro.