Sky Juice Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol by volume:10%

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 16, 2024


Sky Juice is a cocktail that originates from the Bahamas, where it's a popular beachside refreshment. It's often enjoyed during the hot summer months and is a favorite among tourists and locals alike.

  • Origins: This tropical drink is said to have been created to capture the essence of the Bahamian sky.
  • Popularity: It's especially beloved at festivals and gatherings.
  • Audience: Ideal for those who enjoy creamy, sweet cocktails with a tropical twist.

How Sky Juice Tastes?

Sky Juice offers a creamy and sweet flavor profile with a subtle kick from the gin or rum. The coconut water provides a refreshing base, while the condensed milk adds a rich sweetness. The nutmeg and cinnamon give it a warm, spiced undertone.

Interesting facts about Sky Juice

  • Sky Juice is also known as 'Gully Wash' in the Bahamas.
  • It's traditionally served in a simple plastic cup or a carved-out coconut shell.
  • The cocktail's name is said to reflect the clear blue of the Bahamian sky.


A few good options for Sky Juice are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Coconut Water

The elixir of life in tropical areas! Coconut water brings a fresh, slightly sweet base to our concoction. If you skip on this, you'll miss the tropical soul of the drink. Too much could dilute the punch from the alcohol, too little might leave the cocktail overly sweet.

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Gin or White Rum

Your liquid courage! Gin will add a botanical kick, while white rum keeps it mellow and sweet. Think of choosing between a spiced up evening or a smooth sail in the Caribbean. The right amount fuses with coconut water, but too much might turn your Sky Juice into rocket fuel.

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Sweetened Condensed Milk

This is the cloud in your Sky Juice, adding a velvety texture and sweet kiss. Too little of it, and the drink could be harsh; too much, and you're sipping a boozy milkshake. Choose full fat for the richest flavor, or a low-fat version for a lighter touch.

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Ground Nutmeg

The spice must flow! Just a whisper of nutmeg invites warm and nutty notes, complementing the sweetness. Without it, you could find your cocktail lacking in character. More isn't merrier here as you could end up overpowering the delicate balance.

Alex Green

Ground Cinnamon

Here to spice things up a notch! Cinnamon brings in a touch of spicy warmth, perfect for rounding out the flavors. Absence might make it a tad flat, and, like a diva, too much cinnamon can steal the show.

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Sky Juice Drink

  1. In a large pitcher, combine coconut water, gin (or white rum), and sweetened condensed milk.
  2. Stir the mixture until well combined.
  3. Taste and adjust the gin or condensed milk as desired.
  4. Add the ground nutmeg and cinnamon, and stir again.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours until chilled.
  6. Serve in rocks glasses filled with ice or in coconut shells with straws.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh coconut water directly from green coconuts if available for the best flavor.
  • Chill the glasses before serving to keep the drink colder for longer.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a cinnamon stick for an extra aromatic experience.

Perfect Pairings


  • Ceviche: The lime and cilantro in the ceviche complement the tropical and fresh notes of the coconut water in the cocktail.
  • Fresh Spring Rolls: A light appetizer with a hint of mint to go along with the refreshing taste of Sky Juice.

Main Courses

  • Grilled Seafood: Such as shrimp or fish, which pairs nicely with the cocktail's light and creamy texture.
  • Caribbean Jerk Chicken: The spices from the chicken balance the sweet and spiciness of the Sky Juice.


  • Coconut-based desserts: Enhances the coconut theme, such as coconut cake or coconut flan.
  • Tropical Fruits Salad: A bowl of mango, pineapple, and papaya will mirror the cocktail's tropical taste.

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What you could change in Sky Juice

  • Coconut Water: Can be substituted with coconut milk for a creamier texture.
  • Gin or White Rum: Some prefer vodka for a smoother taste.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: For a less sweet version, use unsweetened condensed milk and add sugar to taste.

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And of course - twists🍹

Tropical Breeze

Switch out the gin for coconut rum and add a splash of pineapple juice. This twist turns the drink into an even more tropical paradise in a glass.

Ingredients: Same as original, but with coconut rum and an additional 2 oz pineapple juice. Recipe: Follow the original recipe, but add the pineapple juice with the other liquids before chilling. Expect a drink with a hint of the tropics, punchier and even more summer-y!

Spiced Sky

Add a small piece of fresh ginger and a teaspoon of honey. This twist gives a sharp, spicy, and somewhat sweet counterbalance to the creamy backdrop.

Ingredients: Same as original, plus fresh ginger and 1 tsp honey. Recipe: Grate the ginger into the mix and stir in the honey before chilling. The result? A warming hug for chilly evenings under the stars.

Vegan Delight

Replace the sweetened condensed milk with coconut milk and agave syrup for a vegan-friendly version. It'll be lighter but still delicious.

Ingredients: Substitute the condensed milk with 8 oz coconut milk and 2 oz agave syrup. Recipe: Combine all ingredients as usual, then chill. This sky has a few less clouds but is just as delightful to sip on.

In case you forgot basics how to make Sky Juice

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Sky Juice

Can Sky Juice be made as a non-alcoholic beverage?

Yes, simply omit the gin or white rum. You may also substitute with non-alcoholic gin or rum alternatives to mimic the taste.

What is the origin of the name 'Sky Juice'?

The name 'Sky Juice' is thought to reflect the clear blue skies of the Bahamas, with the drink's refreshing and light qualities akin to a cool breeze from the sky.

Is Sky Juice suitable for vegan diets?

No, due to the inclusion of sweetened condensed milk, which contains dairy. However, vegan sweetened condensed milk alternatives can be used instead.

How should Sky Juice be served for an authentic experience?

For a truly Bahamian experience, serve Sky Juice in a coconut shell with a colorful straw and a slice of lime or pineapple as garnish.

Can I use coconut cream instead of sweetened condensed milk?

Yes, coconut cream can provide a similar creamy sweetness while enhancing the coconut flavor of the cocktail.

How long can I store Sky Juice in the refrigerator?

Sky Juice will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Be sure to stir it before serving as separation may occur.

Is Sky Juice considered a tiki cocktail?

While Sky Juice shares tropical flavors common in tiki drinks, it's not traditionally classified as a tiki cocktail, which typically has a Polynesian theme.

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