If you’ve never been to the Bahamas, there’s a chance you’ve never heard of this drink. Sky Juice – as it is locally known by the bahamians – is so good you might never reach for vodka soda ever again. (Or at least not until bikini season… lets’ be honest…) Even then, nothing goes better with a bikini than a refreshing coconut drink.
Sky juice is also the signature dink for my wedding! And we need a recipe … the perfect recipe. I searched the Googles and mixed up a few contenders — not a single one came close to what we had at Goldie’s Conch House in Potter’s Cay. After more careful scientific research* Donald patched together a recipe that could probably pass for the real-deal.
Sky Juice only involves 3 ingredients: Coconut water, sweetened condensed milk, and gin. Unfortunately the coconut water up here in New England comes from a carton and not a freshly machete’d green coconut like in the Caribbean, but we’ll work with what we’ve got**.
Donald’s winning recipe…
2 Parts Gin
1 Part Sweetened Condensed Milk
6 Parts Coconut Water
Shake it up, pour over over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge. And that is how you reach beach-drink nirvana.
*mess-making and booze-drinking.
**In case you’re totally in the dark about coconut water quality, like me, the nice people at Kitchn put together this blind Coconut Water blind taste test for us. I’m going to go for the whole foods brand, because it’s a good price for a 33.8oz of good coconut water.