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The beach and fruity cocktails go hand in hand. So if you are dreaming about being on a tropical island and looking for some inspiration for your summer cocktails, look no further. We have a list of all the top beach mixed drinks to enjoy this summer. And all the recipes too!
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Do you want to feel like you’re on a tropical island sipping on the best beach drinks? Then we have a great list for you. And these drink recipes are also great for:
So grab your supplies at the grocery and liquor store and lets make some delicious cocktails! You will also need some basic tools like a cocktail shaker and jigger.
But before we get started, here are some garnish and glass ideas to make your cocktails even better. From bamboo paper straws, flowers and umbrellas, to tiki glasses and insulated chiller cups.
Nothing says beach and Caribbean more than a rum punch! Made with pineapple juice, orange juice, rum, lime juice, grenadine syrup and maraschino cherries. This fruity cocktail is great for your next beach trip or pool party.
Passion fruit mojitos are a very popular drink in Puerto Rico. That's were I first discovered it. Its a great twist on a mojito because its a little fruity and not too sweet. All you need is white rum, fresh mint, lime juice, passion fruit, sparkling water and ice.
Bloody Mary's are great at the beach, for brunch or a good hangover cure. You can cheat and just buy some Bloody Mary Mix. Zing Zang is my personal favorite. One thing I love about Bloody Mary's is all the toppings. You can add shrimp, bacon, cheese, celery, olives and so much more.
Palomas are typically made with tequila, grapefruit juice and simple syrup. This however is made with Mezcal, so it has a smoky and citrusy flavor. For added flavor add chili salt to the rim. Make it with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. when they are in season. A Paloma made with Mezcal is one of my favorite summer drinks.
Instead of a classic margarita, why not try a coconut one? This tropical drink feels like vacation. And it just might become one of your favorite beach drinks. For a rich coconut flavor, make it with cream of coconut not coconut milk or coconut cream.
This easy vodka cocktail is made with vodka, cranberry juice and a slice of lime. The name comes from a a town in Massachusetts know for growing cranberries. This classic cocktail is a base for many other drinks such as the Woo Woo, Baybreeze, Madras and Seabreeze.
Did you know the Piña Colada was created in Puerto Rico in 1954? If you visit, you can taste one where it all started at the the Hilton Caribe near Old San Juan. This popular cocktail is the perfect mixture of rum, coconut and pineapple. This is definitely my favorite frozen drink.
Red, fruity and delicious. You can make this drink recipe with fresh or frozen strawberries. Make it in batches and serve at your summer parties. Garnish with a lime and strawberry and serve in your favorite glass.
The Painkiller is like Pina Coladas big sister. It's a more complex and less sweet drink. Made with dark rum instead of white rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, cream of coconut and served over ice. Top it with some fresh grated nutmeg, a pineapple wedge and enjoy.
You can pretend you're on a beach summer vacation in Italy with this cocktail. Aperol Spritz are easy to make with just 4 ingredients: Aperol, Prosecco, club soda and orange slices. If you think its too bitter, then just reduce the Aperol and you will love it. Drink this favorite cocktail in the summer or winter months.
With a name like this, you would think it has some iced tea in it. Not the case. It is however full of alcohol. So if you're looking for a lower percent ABV beach drink, this is not it. And its undoubtably the strongest of our beachy drinks. Made with vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, sweet and sour mix and splash of cola. Serve with a slice of lemon and don't drink more than one.
The Mai Tai is a classic beach cocktail and always found on a Tiki Bar Drink Menu. The Mai Tai was made famous by Trader Vic, who was of the first to start the Tiki culture. This real recipe includes orgeat syrup instead of simple syrup to cut the sweetness. This cocktail is bold and boozy with nutty, vanilla and citrus flavors.
This mixed drink was created by Florida bartender Ted Pizio back in the 1980's to help promote peach schnapps. It was named after the elements of spring break including sex and beach, hence the provocative name. And became a classic beach recipe ever since.
Nothing says summer like Sangria! It's fresh, light and fruity with just enough alcohol. This classic red wine sangria recipes calls for red wine, brandy, triple sec, fruit juices, soda water and fresh fruit. Sangria always tastes best when its made ahead of time and can chill a few hours before serving.
If you prefer white wine over red, then try this White Sangria Recipe. It's easy, fun and looks beautiful when served. You will need a bottle of white wine, peach schnapps, apricot brandy and either club soda, prosecco or gingerale and lots of fresh fruit. Its definitely summer in a glass!
This fun drink gets its name from its lava like appearance. Served in a clear hurricane or Tom Collins glass, so you can see the contrast. The recipe includes strawberries, light rum, coconut rum, banana, cream of coconut, pineapple juice and ice. With a two step process, this drink is a little more work. But worth it in the end!
I first discovered this cocktail in Havana Cuba at El Floridita. Ernest Hemingway was a regular there. And today there is a bronze statue of him sitting at the bar. You order them frozen at El Floridita, but this is the closet recipe to the original I have found. In my opinion, marashino liqueur is the secret ingredient.