Who doesn’t love a tropical drink with a little umbrella floating around in it? Whether you’re on a beach vacation or not, caribbean cocktails conjure wonderful memories of warm sand, tropical breezes and sunshine. Bring the vacation home with you when you whip up a caribbean cocktail to enjoy right on your living room couch. It’s like a mini staycation with every sip! Feel the sand under your toes without setting foot out your front door with delicious tropical treats.
So what makes those tropical drinks you crave so delicious? Fresh ingredients and fruits that will whisk you away to a lounge chair by the pool. Recreate your favorites but not without fresh pineapple, lime, mint and orange (just to name a few). Serve it up with a paper umbrella to give you those true vacation vibes. Whether you prefer your caribbean drinks frozen or on the rocks, fresh ingredients are essential to putting together your vacation-in-a-glass.
Moving on to the next important order of business: which booze brings that sunny ambience? Many caribbean cocktails pair their crisp ingredients with some type of rum. Those made with Malibu Rum boast the smooth, sweet taste of coconut – perfect for your caribbean cocktail favorites. But of course you can go with a vodka base, especially something with such fun flavors like Absolut Raspberri and Absolut Mango.
There are so many options to create a tropical oasis with a few rumbles of the blender, including several daiquiri options that will instantly take you to your happy place – from melon to mango to strawberry. Then there’s the margarita varieties: frozen, on the rocks, flavored and even with bubbly. When all else fails, stick with a classic pina colada.
Treat yourself to some exotic caribbean cocktails, and enjoy a little R and R from the comfort of home, pool, or [insert favorite place to relax here]. Pour something sunny in your glass, open your favorite book and enjoy some time in your backyard. You’ll find yourself making a yummy caribbean drink every time you need an escape.