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10 Tropical Drink Recipes That Will Make You Feel Like You're On Summer Vacation

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Taking a nice vacation is essential for the average person. But these days finding the finances to take a trip can be tricky.

Everyone wants to go somewhere and relax but they might not be able to take that trip. But a new way to bring a nice tropical vacation to you is by recreating tropical drinks that you can have in your home at any time you feel like winding down.

Not only will you be relaxed but you will be saving money as you sip a cool beverage, pretending to be anywhere in the world.

A great way to enjoy some tasty tropical drinks would be to invite some friends or coworkers to join you. Having a drink with people you admire and have fun with is a great way to wind down after a stressful evening.

If you’re not into having a lot people around you, then you most definitely can recreate a peaceful environment at home for yourself. You can make your tropical drink and have some while you relax in a nice bubble bath or you can even have a drink while catching an episode of one of your favorite shows.

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Another tip to enjoy some tropical drinks is to create a serene environment in your home. If you’re a single parent that can’t seem to catch a break, wait until the kids are asleep. Then play some nice ocean sounds to pretend that you're on the beach far away from all your worries, then pour yourself a glass of a nice tropical daiquiri or cocktail and enjoy a few hours of serenity.

Whether you’re into margaritas, daiquiris, or colada’s we’ve got you covered with some easy-to-make tropical drink recipes and easy cocktail recipes to help you feel like you're in paradise (even if you're not).

1. Piña Colada recipe.

A pina colada is a classic tropical drink to give you vacation vibes. The light coconut compliments the citrus in the pineapple.

1 oz. Coconut Cream
1 oz. Heavy Cream
6 oz. Pineapple juice  

½ cup of crush ice

2 oz. Rum

Blend all your ingredients together for the perfect drink. To add more of an island feel, put some sunglasses on and play an audio of some beach sounds as you take a sip of paradise.

Find this tasty recipe at: Honest Cooking

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2. Blue Hawaii drink recipe.

If you’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii but can’t afford to go? Well, don’t fret. We’ve got you covered with a recipe to create this tasty cocktail.

Fresh Pineapple Cubes
Maraschino Cherries (For garnish)
3 oz. Pineapple Juice (For garnish)

1 oz. Blue Curacao
1 oz. Coconut Rum
1 oz. Vodka
½ oz Sweet and Sour  

After blending all these ingredients together, pour into a glass and garnish with a pineapple and cherry.

Find all the steps to recreate this at: Creative Culinary

3.Tropical Sangria recipe.

Sangria’s scream relaxation. The mixture of fruit is bound to create your perfect utopia.

2 ¾th cups of Chopped Tropical fruit: kiwi, mango, pineapple, and tangerines.  
1 lime slice
1 cup of Pineapple Juice
0.5 cup of Passion Fruit Juice

3 cups White wine
1 cup of Dark Caramel Rum

Mix all these ingredients together and chill in the fridge for a few hours and then you’ll be all set for your day of relaxation.

Get the recipe at: Recipes From A Pantry

4. Miami Vice cocktail recipe.

Dreaming of being on a boat in Miami? Why not help create your fantasy with a Miami Vice. This drink a literally a mixture of a pina colada and a strawberry colada.

5 ice cubes
2 cups frozen strawberry
1 frozen banana

1/2 cup Toasted Coconut Cashew Nutchello
1/3 cup pineapple cuice
2 tbsp cream of coconut
1 1/2 cup of water
1/2 lime juice

1/4 cup of sugar
5 oz. Bacardi rum

Blend together the pina colada ingredients first. Blend the Nutchello, pineapple juice, and ice cubs. When done, pour it to the side and blend together the water, sugar, frozen strawberries, lime juice, and ice cubes. Pour the strawberry daiquiri into a glass, an then pour the pina colada right on top for the perfect Miami Vice. Garnish with the strawberry, pineapple, lime, and banana slices. 

Find all you need to create this at: The First Year Blog

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5. Mermaid Water cocktail recipe.

Dreaming of the clear blue ocean every night? Then this drink is something you’ll really enjoy.

1 Lime slice
6 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Lime Juice

2 oz Coconut Rum
2 oz Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
Blue Curacao

Mix all these ingredients together in a glass pitcher, then serve in a mason jar with some paper straws and little umbrellas.

Get the recipe at: Wishes N Dishes

6. Caribbean Rum Punch cocktail.

A rum punch is a great way to create feel like you’re on a cruise to the Caribbean.

1.5 oz cranberry juice
1.5 oz orange juice
1.5 oz pineapple juice
Pineapple slices

1 cup of ice

1 oz Malibu Red Rum
1 oz Cruzan mango rum

Make this drink for a group of your closest girlfriends and enjoy this over great conversation.

Get all you need here to recreate this at: The Eyes Of A Boy

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7. Raspberry Mojito drink recipe.

A mojito is a great staple drink to recreate vacation vibes at home. Here’s what you’ll need to make this right in your own kitchen.

2 oz Simple Syrup
8 mint leaves
6 raspberries
1 cup water
½ cup soda
Juice from 1 lime

2 fl oz bacardi white rum

Pour all the ingredients into a glass with the mint leaves and fresh raspberries.

You can find the recipe at: Cooking LSL

8. Cosmopolitan drink recipe.

A drink like this is great after a long day of work or if you’ve been stressed out and can’t seem to catch some time for yourself.

1 oz of fresh lime juice
2 oz cranberry juice

3 oz vodka
2 oz triple sec

Shake all these ingredients together, and then serve in a martini glass. You can even garnish with a slice of lime.

Find all you need for this drink at: Kitches Swagger

9.  Sea breeze cocktail recipe.

Looking for something sweet yet tangy?

1 oz grapefruit juice
1 slice of lime for garnish

1.5 oz vodka

Make this at home on a Friday evening and invite some of your coworkers over for cocktails.

Get the recipe at: Ruhlman

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10. Blackberry Lemonade Margarita recipe.

If you’ve always wanted to go to Mexico but don’t have the cash to go? Then why not bring Mexico to you with a margarita.

2 cups of of blackberries
2 lemons
4 teaspoons of blackberry puree
4 ounces prepared lemonade

¼ cup sugar

4oz silver tequila

Enjoy the sweet and sourness of the lemonade and blackberry mix with your close friends, right in the comfort of your own home.

Find all you need to make this at: From Valerie's Kitchen

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Shavella is an MFA student at Brooklyn College, studying creative writing. She enjoys blogging, reading, volunteering, and working on her novel.