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Barrier Reef Cocktail Recipe

Welcome to our exclusive exploration of the Barrier Reef, a cocktail that promises to tantalize your taste buds and elevate your mixology experience. Whether you’re a cocktail enthusiast or a curious beginner who likes Gin, Cointreau, or Vanilla Ice-Cream, this drink might impress.

Table of contents:

  1. Description
  2. Ingredients
  3. Instructions
  4. Nutrition
  5. Shopping list
  6. Related Cocktails
  7. FAQ
  8. Conclusion

Barrier Reef Cocktail Description

The Barrier Reef falls under the Ordinary Drink and Alcoholic categories, making it a perfect choice for those who appreciate a drink with character. Served in Any Glass, this drink tastes exquisite and presents itself visually appealing.

Let the Barrier Reef transport you to a realm of flavor and elegance. A careful selection of 3 ingredients, featuring Gin, Cointreau, Vanilla ice-cream, combines to create this masterpiece. It’s a drink that resonates with the essence of fine cocktail-making. Companion drinks like Red Cloud, European, Martini #2 also offer a taste of this excellence.

Barrier Reef Ingredients

A great cocktail starts with the right ingredients. For the Barrier Reef, you will need the following:

US Metric
  • 3 cl Gin
  • 2 cl Cointreau
  • 1 scoop Vanilla ice-cream
  • 3 cl Gin
  • 2 cl Cointreau
  • 1 scoop Vanilla ice-cream

Each component in this cocktail plays a vital role in creating the unique flavor profile of this drink.

How to Make a Barrier Reef Cocktail

Preparation time: 3
Total time: 8

Creating the Barrier Reef cocktail is an art in itself. Follow these steps for the perfect outcome:

To craft this exquisite cocktail, begin by carefully combining the following ingredients: 3 cl Gin, 2 cl Cointreau, 1 scoop Vanilla ice-cream. Serve with the recommended garnish and savor every sip. The process is as enjoyable as savoring the drink itself.

Nutrition Facts for the Barrier Reef Cocktail

Calories Fat Carbs Protein
300.0 0.0 75.0 0.0

Please note that the figures in the table for Barrier Reef are only approximate values, as for each raw material, the manufacturers use different ingredients to make their products. A general value has been used based on the ingredients (which may be substituted) to calculate the nutrition results in this recipe. The values shown are per serving.

Shopping List for the Barrier Reef Cocktail

To prepare this cocktail, ensure you have these items on your shopping list: Gin, Cointreau, and Vanilla Ice-Cream.

Quality ingredients are key to the perfect cocktail, Barrier Reef.

Interesting Facts

The ingredients used in the Barrier Reef cocktail are also found in many other drinks. This list shows how many times each ingredient is used in the recipes and what proportion of each ingredient is used in the cocktail descriptions on our Cocktails recipe & Drinks site.

Used Ingredient Applied % of Total Cocktails
Gin 1429 times 8.74%
Cointreau 151 times 0.92%
Vanilla Ice-Cream 61 times 0.37%

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Barrier Reef FAQ

  • Q: How do you make the Barrier Reef Cocktail?
  • A: Follow the detailed instructions above to mix the perfect Barrier Reef.
  • Q: What ingredients do I need for the Barrier Reef?
  • A: The ingredients include Gin, Cointreau, and Vanilla Ice-Cream, all of which contribute to its unique taste.
  • Q: Which is the best glass for the Barrier Reef cocktail?
  • A: In our experience, Any Glass is the best match for this drink. This glassware appears 1088 times in our mixing recipes, resulting in 6.65% of the cocktailing instructions.


The Barrier Reef cocktail is more than just a drink; it’s a sensory journey. From its intricate blend of flavors to its elegant presentation, this cocktail is a testament to the art of mixology. Whether you’re hosting a party or enjoying a quiet evening, the Barrier Reef is the perfect addition to any occasion.