Need some tropical drink recipes to help you feel like you’re on vacation somewhere beachy? These drinks will help you capture that feeling!
Ah, tropical cocktails! There’s something absolutely delightful about sipping on a tropical cocktail that instantly transports you to a sunny beach with swaying palm trees and gentle ocean breezes. It’s like having a mini vacation in a glass!
These popular tropical drinks are bursting with vibrant and sweet flavors like pineapple, mango, and cream of coconut. Most of them also give you a refreshing zing from lime juice, orange juice or even cranberry juice.
Most of them have rum – white rum, dark rum, Malibu rum, you name it – but some are vodka based. All of them are perfect to enjoy on a hot day.
But it doesn’t need to be summer. With every sip of these drinks, you can imagine yourself lounging on a hammock, feeling the warm sand beneath your toes, and enjoying the sun’s gentle caress on your skin. They’re like a liquid escape from the stresses of everyday life.
There’s something in this list for everyone. It has the classics like Piña Colada, Mojito, and Mai Tai, or even a fruity Margarita. It also has some less known tropical recipes, and some original ones.
They’re also great for enjoying in good company, like happy hours, beach parties, or simply unwinding with friends after a long day. So whether you’re in the mood for a taste of the tropics or simply looking to unwind and embrace a carefree spirit, tropical cocktails have it all.
Tropical Cocktail Recipes
Sweet Tropics Cocktail Recipe
Here's a new tropical vodka cocktail that's sure to transport you to a beach paradise with every sip! This cocktail is a delightful blend of sweet and tangy tropical fruits, mixed with smooth and refreshing vodka.
The Barbados Cocktail is a simple tropical cocktail featuring light rum, triple sec and a touch of pineapple juice. It's lighter and less sweet than many similar cocktails.
Rum Punch Cocktail Recipe
This Rum Punch recipe transports you to a tropical paradise with two kinds of rum, tropical fruit juices and grenadine. Almost like being at the beach!
The Yellow Bird is a bright yellow cocktail with a complex flavor. It's a little bit orange, a little bit lime, and a little bit vanilla-anise-oak. This tropical drink looks as good as it tastes, making it the perfect addition to any summer party or gathering with friends and family.
Piña Colada Recipe
The Pina Colada is a delicious tropical treat that tastes like pineapple and coconut. If you blend it, the texture is like a smoothie. Over ice, it's rich and thick. This particular recipe adds some special touches to enhance the original recipe.
Hawaiian Tattoo Cocktail
This drink is has a nice tropical feel, so it's great by the poolside, but even nicer when you're stuck in buildings in the cold of winter and longing for the tropics.
Pinarita Cocktail Recipe
The Piñarita Cocktail is a tropical mango and coconut frozen drink made without ice, which makes it rich, creamy and luxurious rather than feeling watered down.
Blue Hawaiian classic cocktail recipe
The Blue Hawaiian is a classic drink recipe. It blends Blue Curacao with rum, pineapple juice and coconut cream for a tropical treat. The flavors are pineapple and coconut with orange.
Note this one's different from the Blue Hawaii, which uses sour mix instead of cream of coconut.
Coconut Pineapple Martini
The Coconut Pineapple Martini is a light, refreshing drink with all the flavors of a heavier Pina Colada. When you're in the mood for something tropical but sharp and vibrant, this is the drink you want.
Zombie Cocktail Recipe
This is the more or less original recipe for the classic Zombie cocktail. So named because you may end up stumbling out of the bar.
Daiquiri Drink Recipe
The Daiquiri is a simple classic cocktail recipe featuring rum, lime juice and simple syrup. It's refreshing and delicious anytime. You can tweak the ingredients ratio to your taste.
Caribbean Mist Cocktail
The Caribbean Mist cocktail is one of those drinks that's all about the flavor, except for the part that's about the color. It blends citrus, pineapple, lemon and coconut notes into a lovely blue-green liquid reminiscent of the Caribbean sea.
Trader Vic's Mai Tai Recipe
There are two original Mai Tai recipes - this is the Trader Vic's version. But ever since, bartenders have been tweaking this recipe, so feel free to experiment. Whatever you come up with, it will be a delicious fruity rum cocktail.
The Hurricane recipe
The Hurricane is an enduring classic for a reason. The wonderful flavor of passionfruit syrup makes it unique and special.
Hawaiian Hammer drink recipe
The Hawaiian Hammer is one of those sneaky drinks that's got a lot more kick than you'd think. It's technically a double, with three ounces of alcohol, but because there's twice as much fruit juice, it goes down smooth.
Painkiller Cocktail Recipe
The Painkiller blends dark Pussers Navy Dark Rum with pineapple juice, orange juice, coconut cream and nutmeg. It's strong on the tropical notes.
Jamaican Me Crazy Cocktail Recipe
The Jamaican Me Crazy cocktail tastes like Strawberry Banana Starbursts, only better. Two ounces of rum, banana liqueur and a wonderful combination of fruit juices.
Blood Orange Margarita Recipe
The Blood Orange Margarita is all about the flavor of blood oranges, which is slightly sweeter or slightly more bitter than your typical orange, depending on the varieties we’re comparing.
The Beachcomber Cocktail
The Beachcomber cocktail is a fun, mildly fruity drink that's not frou-frou. It's got the rum and lime you'd expect from any drink with a name that makes you think of strolling along tropical beaches.
Kiss on the Lips Drink Recipe
The Kiss on the Lips drink is a delicious mango, peach and berry taste sensation, blended with ice to keep it cool.
Mojito Drink Recipe
The classic Mojito cocktail blends rum with sugar, mint, lime and carbonated water. It's a tasty, refreshing drink - sort of a carbonated limeade with a kick. Remember
There are a number of cocktails out there calling themselves the Tropicana, but this is the recipe that calls for a touch of creme de cacao. Oh, yes - this one is different from the others.
Bahama Mama, the Original Drink Recipe
The Bahama Mama is a beloved classic cocktail, but most restaurants don't serve the original version. This is it, and it may be a little bit different from what you're used to.
El Caribe (Caribbean Martini)
The El Caribe cocktail certainly has a Caribbean flair. It naturally uses rum as its main spirit - specifically a lemon flavored rum.
Hpnotiq Breeze Tropical Cocktail Recipe
The Hpnotiq Breeze is a - you guessed it - Hpnotiq-based cocktail. It also features coconut rum and pineapple juice to add to the tropical fruit flavors in the liqueur.
The Hawaiian Redneck is one of those cocktails that's stronger than it tastes. The flavor is pretty fruity, due to six ounces of pineapple juice.