Nothing sounds more relaxing than having a week off to have a lavish tropical holiday filled with white sandy beaches, turquoise blue water, and fruity rum cocktails. Regrettably time and money doesn’t always allow such luxuries. Enter tropical cocktails and a garden tiki bar.
Bring the island paradise into your house by sipping a tropical cocktaillounge. Shaking up fancy drinks that you only order while relaxing on a beach is likely to cause you to feel as if your in your Caribbean vacation.
There’s only 1 thing you will need to keep in mind while mixing your drink: rum is the name of this game. The unofficial island liquor of choice, rum is what makes it truly taste tropical.
So bust out your tiki glasses, toothpick cubes, pineapple wedges to garnishshake up these 10 tropical beaches. While you’re at it, throw on some island tunes and make your own backyard paradise.
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1. PINEAPPLE MARGARITAS The Blond Cook
As if margaritas didn’t already shout sea heaven, then add a few pineapple now you’ve got a tropical flair.
Mixing the regular ingredients of tequila, lime, and triple sec, pour in pineapple juice and you also get a refreshing Pineapple Margarita that puts a Hawaiian twist on this popular drink.
2. CLASSIC PIÑA COLADA Cooking with Curls
Just how do you make this classic? Combine a frozen cocktail concoction of light rum, coconut cream, pineapple juice, and ice cream. Then top with a maraschino cherry and pineapple leash.
Now relax and relax poolside. Oh, and don’t forget those cocktail umbrellas. That’s what really causes it to be. Receive the recipe here.
3. STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRISugar & Soul Co
Need to feel as though your hanging out at a tiki hut from the Caribbean? Then you need one of these Strawberry Daiquiris.
Strawberry daiquiris are that one guilty pleasure you enjoy only in a tropical setting. So bring that atmosphere to you by blending up some fresh berries, lemon and lime, club soda, and light rum.
4. Maitai Little Components of
While the Mai Tai could started from Oakland, CA as a result of Trader Vic, it certainly tastes like a tiki cocktail which belongs in Hawaii. So send your self into the Polynesian island for this particular boozy maitai recipe.
Light rum, dark rum, orange juice, and pineapple juice, some amaretto, and a splash of grenadine – combined side a rum floater – creates the Mai Tai recipe that you dream about.
5. TROPICAL SANGRIA Recipes By A Pantry
Whether a throwing a soiree, or enjoying a quite afternoon at home, this Tropical Sangria is really a vacation in itself. Grab a pitcher and pour in the white wine, passion fruit juice, pineapple juice, dark rum, and all your favourite tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, and kiwi. Pop it in the ice box for a couple hours – if you’re able to hold out – to allow flavors meld. Then switch on some island songs and flake out to paradise.
6. PASSIONFRUIT MOJITOA Cookie Named Desire
Putting a twist on the classic mojito, this passion-fruit Mojito is going to be your new summertime favorite. It has all the standard ingredients like mint, rum, and lime using the additional bonus of tropical passionfruit.
All that muddled in to on glass and this is the refreshing summer cocktail you’ve been looking forward to.
7. PINEAPPLE MANGO RUM PUNCH Paper & Stitch
Having a garden meet up? Give everyone a flavor of this island with this Pineapple Mango Rum Punch recipe. Inspired by the tastes of the Caribbean, this recipe also calls for three types of juice, coconut rum, grenadine, lime slices, and edible blossoms for garnish. It’s really a guaranteed dab.
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8. BAHAMA MAMACooking with Curls
This one gets you to trouble. Four types of rum – light rum, dark rum, coconut rum, and 151 rum – a splash of grenadine along side pineapple and orange juice poured into a shaker, then strained to your own glass to get a dangerously great cocktail recipe.
9. LAVA FLOW The Chic Site
If you haven’t caught on by now, rum may be your tropical liquor of preference. And that is just what causes this Lava Flow recipe worthy of this name tropical.
Using two forms of rum – coconut and white rum – combine tomatoes, pineapple, and coconut cream, and then garnish your glasses with a sweet chunk of pineapple. Lava Flow anybody?
10. HAWAIIAN MIMOSACrazy for Crust
If you’re in need of a cocktail recipe which requires minimal exertion, then the Hawaiian Mimosa will be for you. Containing just 3 ingredients – champagne, Maui coconut rum, and lemon juice – you will end up sipping pool-side in no time.
Tired of rum? Omit the rum and you still have a refreshing cocktail worth the Hawaiian name.