Tropical Drinks to Get Ready for Spring Break


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It is that time of year – the days are getting longer, temperatures are rising and the humidity sticks to your skin. Mercifully, the pool is open, beaches await and the blender is working overtime in places across the globe for Spring Break!

Spring Break cocktails typically involve enjoying the libations and flavors of the region. Vacationing in Hawaii? Then tropical cocktails, blender drinks and fresh fruit concoctions rule the day. While in Florida, a pool cocktail has to provide refreshment from the sun’s heat and help set the mood for maximum relaxation.

So as you head out for your Spring Break holiday, enjoy experimenting with the tropical drinks that make these destinations famous. If you’ve decided to have a stay-cation, any one of these cocktails can virtually whisk you away to that tropical destination so grab some paper umbrellas and have a little fun in your own backyard!

HAWAII

Hang Ten in this beautiful state! Spend your Spring Break on one of the many beautiful Hawaiian Islands! Say Aloha to days on the beach, pineapple drinks, waterfalls and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. A variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment keep the fun going all day long.

The Original Mai Tai

original mai tai

Find this exclusive to The Good Stuff Mai Tai recipe here!

Pina Colada

hawaii pina coladaSource: coastalliving.com

Okay, question.  What’s the best part of the perfect Piña Colada? The pineapple, the coconut or the fact that you always drink one when you’re enjoying a tropical paradise like Hawaii? Lucky for you, most bartenders are at-the-ready so you can enjoy this tropical refreshment in style.

MEXICO

Spring Break in Mexico provides so many options. At any number of spots in Mexico you can find parties poolside, on the beach stages for music entertainment, breathtaking beaches and views that go for days! It does not get any better.

Tequila Sunrise

mexico tequila sunriseSource: popsugar.com

Sinking your toes into the sandy beach in Mexico? Mexico and tequila go hand in hand and for spring break, the tequila sunrise cocktail lives up to its moniker as a day-drinking delight. But with the wholesome OJ and eye-opening appearance also comes tequila, so approach with caution.

Mezcalita De Pina

Mezcalita De PinaSource: spachethespatula.com

The exotic flavors of the Mexico combine tropical fruit with just the right amount of heat and this twist on a margarita will whisk you away to the island of warm breezes and refreshing cocktails. Made with Mezcal (the trend new agave sister of Tequila) this drink is as welcome at your next BBQ as it is in your deck chair watching the sunset.

THE CARIBBEAN

Whether you’re heading to Grand Cayman, Barbados or the U.S. Virgin Islands, no one can resist the pristine beaches and premier diving sites of these locations. Add a little Rum into the mix and you’ll be partying like a local in no time!

Sunny Rum Punch

caribbean sunny rum punchSource: inspiredbycharm.com

When in the Caribbean, who can resist the allure of Rum? The colors of this cocktail alone will induce a warm smile and the flavors produce in a magical combination that instantly bring you to a tropical island where the sun is shining and the water is clear.

Mojito

caribbean mojitoSource: epicurious.com

The mojito was born on the island of Cuba and is one of the nation’s oldest cocktails. Its combination of sweetness, refreshing citrus, and mint flavors is intended to complement the potent kick of the rum, and its a very popular summer drink. Lets Rumba!

FLORIDA

One can’t help but dream of the images of Miami: swaying palm trees, white sand beaches and beautiful blue water (along with bikinis and Don Johnson!). The Lido Bayside Grill in Miami Beach, Florida was named the “Best Waterfront Bar” by the Miami New Times so when they come up with five award-winning poolside cocktails, we’re all ears. Enjoy one of these Spring Break cocktails every day as you sit poolside with a view.

La Bicyclette Rouge | Cucumber Lemonade | Pina Colada Au Natural | Fresh Fruit Caipirinha du Jour | Standard Sangria

florida the standard cocktailsSource: standardculture.com

When it comes to Spring Break cocktails, it’s a good idea to take your cue from places from around the globe that have warm weather conditions throughout the year. Whether you are looking for a great Spring Break poolside libation or a lovely cocktail for the beach, take a trip with the cocktails above and enjoy! And take a look at our original Lavender Lemon Drop Martini for a perfect spring fling cocktail!

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