Highway 8 Cocktail

Get ready for a fiery and coconutty explosion with Granddad Jack's signature Highway 8 cocktail. Made with Two Pencils Gin and a homemade chilli/coconut syrup, this drink is not for the faint of heart. But if you're looking for a little spice in your life, look no further than this recipe for a delicious and unique cocktail.
Highway 8 Cocktail - Granddad Jack's Craft Distillery

Looking for a cocktail that will set your taste buds on fire but be incredibly refreshing? Look no further than Granddad Jack's signature Highway 8 cocktail. Made with Two Pencils Gin and a homemade chilli and coconut syrup, this drink is a perfect blend of sweet and spicy.

Here's what you'll need to make this delicious cocktail:

Recipe for Highway 8 cocktail:

  • 60ml Two Pencils Gin
  • 30ml Chilli/coconut Syrup
  • 15ml Coconut water
  • 15ml Lime juice
  • Dehydrated chilli/coconut, for garnish
  • Chilli king cube

To make the chilli/coconut syrup, you'll need:

  • 2-3 birds eye chilli
  • 1 cup of coconut flakes
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of water


  1. Combine 2-3 birds eye chilli and coconut flakes in a saucepan.
  2. Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to the saucepan.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, then remove from heat and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Strain the syrup and keep it refrigerated for up to 3 weeks.

Once you've made your syrup, it's time to build your cocktail:

  1. Add 60ml of Two Pencils Gin, 30ml of chilli/coconut syrup, 15ml of coconut water, and 15ml of lime juice to a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake the mixture well.
  3. Strain the mixture over a chilli king cube into a rocks glass. 
  4. Garnish the glass by adding coconut to the side and topping the cocktail with a dehydrated chilli. You can also freeze the king cube with the chilli for an extra fancy touch. 

ALTERNATE SERVING OPTION: Once shaken, pour entire contents from the shaker into a balloon glass and top with more ice. See below:

The Highway 8 cocktail is the perfect choice for anyone who appreciates a little heat. With Two Pencils Gin, chilli/coconut syrup, coconut water, and lime juice, this cocktail is a true flavour bomb. And with our easy-to-follow recipe, you can make it at home and impress your friends with your mixology skills.


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