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Kitty Cocktail Recipe – Easy Kitchen Guide

Last Updated on November 21, 2023

Though Hello Kitty is our favorite cartoon character, many of us know never hear about the kitty cocktail. It is a delicious and refreshing summer cocktail that has become popular over the years.

The Kitty Cocktail is a mix of dry gin, crushed lilly pilly leaves, sugar syrup, fresh grapefruit juice, and Marionette Dry Cassis Liqueur.

So, do you want to try this summery and sweet cocktail? But most probably, you don’t know about the recipe and the ingredient. Well, we can help.

In this article, you will find everything to learn about this drink. Let’s dive right into the recipe!

Kitty Cocktail Recipe

What is Kitty Cocktail?

The Kitty Cocktail is a delicious and refreshing summer cocktail comprised of dry gin, crushed lilly pilly leaves, sugar syrup, fresh grapefruit juice, and Marionette Dry Cassis Liqueur. It has a unique flavor that makes it perfect for brightening up your summer days.

What does it taste like?

The Kitty cocktail has a combination of tart grapefruit juice, herbal gin, and sweet cassis liqueur. The crushed lilly pilly leaves add a slight bitterness that complements the sweetness of the drink. It has a refreshing and light taste that won’t be too overwhelming for your palette.

How did I first get introduced to the Kitty Cocktail?

I was first introduced to the Kitty cocktail at a friend’s birthday celebration last summer. The host served it as an after-dinner cocktail and it was an instant hit with our group. I immediately fell in love with the flavor and asked for the recipe right away.

How do make a Kitty Cocktail?

Making a Kitty Cocktail is simple and easy to do. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

How do make a Kitty Cocktail?

Ingredients

  • 45ml Brookie’s Dry Gin
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • 1x bar spoon of Marionette Dry Cassis Liqueur
  • 45ml fresh grapefruit juice
  • Crushed lilly pilly leaves

Directions

Step 1

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

Step 2

Add the Brookie’s Dry Gin, crushed lilly pilly leaves, sugar syrup, and fresh grapefruit juice to the shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.

Step 3

Strain into a tumbler filled with fresh ice cubes.

Step 4

Float the Marionette Dry Cassis Liqueur over the top for a subtle sweetness.

Step 5

Garnish with Lilly pilly leaves and enjoy!

Tips

  • I recommend using freshly squeezed grapefruit juice as it has more flavor than bottled varieties.
  • If you don’t have access to Marionette Dry Cassis Liqueur you can use other dry red liqueurs such as Cointreau.
  • If you don’t like the flavor of the Lilly pilly leaves, you can substitute them with any other type of herb or spice that you prefer.
Kitty Cocktail Recipe

Kitty Cocktail Recipe

Though Hello Kitty is our favorite cartoon character, many of us know never hear about the kitty cocktail. It is a delicious and refreshing summer cocktail that has become popular over the years.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 212kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Glass
  • 1 Cocktail Shaker

Ingredients

  • 90 ml of fresh grapefruit juice a zesty and tangy citrus juice that adds a burst of brightness and a refreshing element.
  • 2 bar spoons of Marionette Dry Cassis Liqueur a sophisticated and fruity liqueur that brings a deep berry note to the mix.
  • Crushed lilly pilly leaves adjust to your preference, fragrant and aromatic leaves that bring a unique and herbal twist to your cocktail, adjust the amount to your desired level of flavor.
  • 90 ml of Brookie’s Dry Gin a handcrafted gin with a harmonious blend of botanicals, providing a refreshing and complex flavor profile.
  • 30 ml of sugar syrup a sweet and silky ingredient that adds a touch of sweetness and balances the flavors in the cocktail.

Instructions

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add the Brookie’s Dry Gin, crushed lilly pilly leaves, sugar syrup, and fresh grapefruit juice to the shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  • Strain into a tumbler filled with fresh ice cubes.
  • Float the Marionette Dry Cassis Liqueur over the top for a subtle sweetness.
  • Garnish with Lilly pilly leaves and enjoy!

Notes

  • I recommend using freshly squeezed grapefruit juice as it has more flavor than bottled varieties.
  • If you don’t have access to Marionette Dry Cassis Liqueur you can use other dry red liqueurs such as Cointreau.
  • If you don’t like the flavor of the Lilly pilly leaves, you can substitute them with any other type of herb or spice that you prefer.
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Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 200 kcal
  • Total Fat: 0 g
  • Sodium: 5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Protein: 0 g

What to serve with Kitty Cocktail?

The Kitty Cocktail is perfectly served as an aperitif before dinner. It can also be enjoyed as a refreshing summer cocktail! Serve it along with light snacks such as chips, nuts, or olives. Also, it can be paired with light salads or seafood dishes.

How to store leftover Kitty Cocktails?

Leftover Kitty Cocktail can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. For best results, shake vigorously before serving. Besides, it can also be frozen into cubes and stored in an airtight container for up to one month.

Can pregnant women eat this?

Pregnant women should avoid drinking alcohol and therefore should not consume the Kitty Cocktail. Eventually, if you would like to enjoy some of the flavors, you can make a non-alcoholic version by replacing the Brookie’s Dry Gin with tonic water and removing the Marionette Dry Cassis Liqueur.

FAQs

What are some other variations of this cocktail?

Some variations of the Kitty Cocktail include adding a splash of cranberry or lime juice and swapping out the gin for vodka.

Can I use any type of liqueur?

Yes, you can use any type of dry liqueur that you prefer. However, Marionette Dry Cassis Liqueur is recommended as it adds a subtle sweetness to the drink.

Wrapping Up

The Kitty Cocktail is a delicious and refreshing summer cocktail that’s perfect for enjoying with friends and family. It’s easy to make with just a few simple ingredients, making it an ideal drink for all occasions!

The sweetness of the Marionette Dry Cassis Liqueur is balanced by the tartness of the grapefruit juice and herbal notes from the crushed lilly pilly leaves. Serve it with snacks or light seafood dishes for a complete meal that your guests will love!

Please share this recipe with your friends and family to spread your love for this delicious drink. Cheers!

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My name is Lori Walker. I’m a registered dietitian, food blogger and food enthusiast. I share easy healthy, delicious recipes on my blog and review necessary kitchen items. The recipes I share take less… Read more

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