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Cocktails with Coco & Vanilla

AD – Gifted – Please note the items in the post have been gifted to me, however all opinions stated are my own. 

Cocktail Glass
Glass featured is from Asda, cookbook stand is from TK Maxx

I love drinking cocktails and trying out new flavours and so when Coco & Vanilla got in contact and asked if I would like to try out some of their cocktails, I jumped at the chance. It was agreed that they would send me three samples to see what I thought.

Before I talk about the cocktails, let me tell you about Coco & Vanilla. They have been working in the bar industry and want to bring ready to drink cocktails made with a signature blend to people’s doors as well as to restaurants and shops. The cocktails are handcrafted by the team at Coco and Vanilla, “with 96% of the ingredients being created by them”. They state that they “use all natural ingredients”. They are hoping to fully launch in September and are still working on the designs of the bottle so the bottles sent to me are just the tester versions.

Coco & Vanilla Cocktails in bottles
Coco & Vanilla Cocktails

On to the cocktails themselves and the flavours I received were “Spiced Rum and Kola Nut Tonic”, “Cherry Vodka and Vanilla Cream Soda” and “Peppercorn and Chamomile Gin and Juice”. Here is what I thought of them…

Cherry Vodka and Vanilla Cream Soda

This was the flavour I was most excited to try because I love vodka. First impressions were that it smelt lovely and it had a sweet, refreshing taste to it that I really enjoyed. One thing I would say is that the cream soda is quite an overpowering flavour and so you can’t taste much of the cherry or the vodka.

Spiced Rum and Kola Nut Tonic

In general, I’m not a huge fan of spices but I do like rum based drinks so I was intrigued. As soon as I tried the cocktail, I could taste the hint of aniseed and knew that this flavour wasn’t for me. It reminded me slightly of a soft drink called Kinnie that I had years ago in Malta and I knew that whilst I wouldn’t like it, my mum would love it and so I will pass the rest of the bottle onto her.

Peppercorn and Chamomile Gin and Juice

I must admit that I’m not a huge gin lover but its not too overpowering in this drink. It tasted very much how I thought a cocktail should and had a lovely citrus flavour. One thing to note is that it tastes so much better than it smells and so don’t be put off by this. Surprisingly, this turned out to be my favourite of the three and I can’t wait to get my hands on some more.

So that is what I thought of all three of the cocktails. One thing that would improve them even more would be to add some grenadine or food colouring type thing to give them different colours because to me, cocktails are always bright and colourful but when it comes down to the taste, there is something for everyone. Which flavour do you like the sound of best?

For more information about Coco and Vanilla, check out these links:

Coco and Vanilla Website

Coco and Vanilla Instagram

Coco and Vanilla Twitter

45 thoughts on “Cocktails with Coco & Vanilla

  1. As a vodka lover myself, I am definitely intrigued by the cherry vodka cocktail. That being said, the gin is pretty enticing too! I love that they are focusing on natural ingredients that they create for the most part, as this cuts back on a lot of the unknown when purchasing premade cocktails.

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  2. These look great! I always want to try to make cocktails then get sticker shock when I price ingredients. Buying a kit or already mixed cocktail would be so much easier!

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  3. So cool that you got to do a collab with Coco & Vanilla! Even more that you got to try out some delicious cocktails hehe. I like the variations that is being offered. Hmmm I don’t think I have tried a peppercorn cocktail before. Glad you enjoyed the experience!

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

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  4. These sound great and I love that they are really different. The vodka one sounds lovely! I’ve always wanted to try more cocktails but never know which one so this was great! X

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  5. These sound lovely. I am a huge Gin fan so its good to read that it was your favourite one too.

    I am really craving a night of cocktails so I might have to check these out as I am in no rush to head to the pubs any time soon!

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  6. Oh wow, Kinnie, I remember that, haha. I don’t think anyone who hasn’t been to Malta would know it though. I think the one I’d love most would be the gin cocktail, that sounds delicious. I’ll have to head over to Coco and Vanilla and check them out – great review, Kelly! Lisa

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  7. I’d happily try all of these, I really like the sound of the gin one. I rarely drink premixed cocktails but it’s nice that these ones are a little bit different in terms of flavours x

    Sophie

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  8. I don’t drink alcohol but I have lots of friends who would love these products – I have a great idea for future birthday gifts now, thank you for sharing! xxx

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  9. Trying unique cocktails is so much fun. I love how creative companies are getting with all of the flavor blends they come up with.

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  10. These cocktails look so incredibly tasty! I love all the ingredients these drinks (I even like aniseed, though it’s a strong choice for a cocktail). I’m not a huge gin fan, but I’m coming around to it (it’s only tolerable in the summer), so the Peppercorn and Chamomile Gin and Juice sounds incredibly intriguing to me.

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  11. I love drinking cocktails and trying out new flavours too. I like the sound of the cherry vodka and also like the sound of the spiced rum one, rum is my favourite spirit so I imagine I would like that one the most!

    Chloe xx

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  12. I love cocktails so this sounds amazing! Just jumping onto their website and instagram now to take a look because the Cherry Vodka and cream soda sounds like something I would enjoy! Thank you for introducing me to a great brand x

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  13. I agree about the colors, that’s one of my favorite parts of cocktails. They are always so pretty to look at! I love taking a picture of a pretty drink before I enjoy it

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