If you're like me and won't be hopping on a plane to a tropical destination anytime soon, treat yourself to one of these and you'll find the perfect getaway is your glass.
Recipe inspired by Scott Beattie's Thai Monkey cocktail in Artisanal Cocktails
- To make simple syrup:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- To make cocktail:
- 3 centimeter-thick lime slices (round)
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 1/2 ounce Meyer lemon juice
- 1 ounce unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka
- 1 to 2 ounces ginger beer
- Garnish: additional lime slices, if desired
To make the simple syrup: Dissolve sugar in water over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Let cool.
To make cocktail, muddle limes and simple syrup in cocktail shaker until the limes are juiced.
Fill the cocktail shaker with ice, then add Meyer lemon juice, coconut milk, and vodka. Shake for 10 seconds.
Strain cocktail into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer and add lime slices to garnish if desired. Serve with a straw.