The Sunny Getaway Recipe

Sunny Getaway cocktail

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

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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For the Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

For the 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


  1. For 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.

  2. For the Cocktail: Muddle limes and simple syrup in cocktail shaker until the limes are juiced.

  3. Fill cocktail shaker with ice, then add Meyer lemon juice, coconut milk, and vodka. Shake for 10 seconds.

  4. 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.

Special Equipment

Cocktail shaker, muddler

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
165 Calories
1g Fat
17g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 165
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 10mg 51%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 39mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)