The weather is warm, and summer Fridays are upon us. And though most of us can’t travel every time we get that seaside craving, we can do the next best thing: Drink tropical cocktails.
Whether you’re missing karaoke night at your favorite tiki bar, or just need an excuse to drink more rum, we’ve got you covered with these transportive, tropical drinks. With flavors of pineapple, coconut, hibiscus, and more, these 11 recipes will surely transport you to temporary paradise.
Nothing spells summer like a pineapple and coconut combo. Perfect for those working on their beach bods, this Piña Colada riff swaps out heavy coconut cream for light coconut yogurt. Top with aromatic bitters to balance flavors.
This take on the Margarita is as elegant as it is tasty. Combine blanco tequila, blueberry simple syrup, lime juice, and coconut cream and serve over crushed ice.
Add some spice to your life with this fruity, citrusy recipe. With a base of white rum, and the addition of grapefruit juice, orgeat syrup, and aromatic bitters, this cocktail showcases the delightful flavors of the Caribbean.
If your lack of summer plans is getting you down, may we suggest The Painkiller? This boozier cousin to a Piña Colada combines rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and coconut cream, and is sure to cure your case of summertime sadness.
“Batch cocktail” is just a fancy way to say “punch.” This one is perfect for summer barbecues or hangouts. Just add a bottle of vodka, pineapple juice, lime juice, and mint simple syrup together in a big bowl for a batch of instant summer fun.
Capture the bright spirit of Brazil with this light, frothy libation. Cachaça, lemon juice, egg white, and hibiscus syrup combine to develop sweet and sour flavors.
Tired of Aperol Spritzes? This recipe uses the apéritif in a unique way, combining it with Cognac, pineapple marmalade, pineapple juice, and lime juice. The result? A sweet and bitter flavor you’ll want to sip all summer long.
Made with coconut syrup and rimmed with cinnamon, this riff on a classic Margarita can be a year-round sipper. If you want to get extra fancy, use a torch to light your cinnamon stick garnish aflame. (Note: It should be smoking like incense, not on fire)
If you’re feeling blue, this cocktail may be the cure. This festive spritz uses lemon soda, vodka, and blue curaçao for the ultimate summery sipper. We suggest garnishing this drink with an edible flower and drinking it poolside.
Shoot for the stars with this light and fresh Bramble. The subtle flavor of starfruit pairs delightfully with mint, gin, and lemon juice in this refreshing yet complex recipe.
This tropical tea cocktail may look too cute for words, but it packs a punch. Use two types of rum, white tea, pineapple juice, hibiscus syrup, and lime juice to make your afternoon tea time a little more exciting.