Atomic Tonic Cocktail Recipe

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The fourth onsite hotel is now open at Universal Orlando Resort, and it is a beauty!

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is an expansive retro hotel that evokes the road-trip inns and hotels of the 1950s and 60s. Every single detail has a retro and family-friendly feel to it: from the rooms and decor, to the bowing alley and awesome pool courtyard. Even the bars take you back to another era with 50s-style furniture and a relaxed, yet somewhat swank, atmosphere.

What better way to go back in time than a themed cocktail by the pool, right? Well, Cabana Bay Beach Resort has you covered with the Atomic Tonic poolside bar.

Servicing the Cabana Courtyard Pool (which is an amazing 10,000 square-foot pool surrounded by a slide, pool-side games, fire pit and water play area), the Atomic Tonic bar offers drinks for the entire family throughout the day, with a signature drink for adults called, wouldn’t you know, the Atomic Tonic.

In talking with the Cabana Bay team, I learned that the Atomic Tonic was developed to be a riff on spiked lemonade. “The Atomic Tonic is a cocktail designed to take a bite out of the heat of the Florida sun,” said Phil Klinkenberg, Cabana Bay’s Director Food & Beverage.

To share some retro spirit with you, here is the official recipe for the Atomic Tonic, direct from Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort poolside bar to your home bar. We hope you enjoy it!

Cabana Bay Beach Resort Atomic Tonic

Cabana Bay Beach Resort Atomic Tonic


  • 2 1/2 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz melon liquor
  • 1/2 oz limoncello
  • 1/4 oz room temperature simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water cooked on low heat until a clear liquid is formed)
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 3 oz lemonade
  • Lemon wedge for garnish


  1. Measure out each ingredient in a liquid measuring cup.
  2. Combine in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake drink and pour over ice.
  4. Garnish with the lemon wedge.

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