The Best Tropical Cocktails

Whether you’re going on vacation to a tropical island to lounge on the beach or you’re traveling to Europe for some exciting site seeing, you’re going to need a drink at the end of the day! Check out these delicious tropical cocktails that are perfect for your next trip:

1. Margarita, Mexico

This famous blend of tequila, cointreau, and line juice in a glass rimmed with salt has become so popular. You don’t have to be in Mexico to enjoy a delicious margarita because it’s a top-selling cocktail worldwide!

2. Limoncello, Southern Italy

This Italian lemon liqueur is mainly produced in Southern Italy. Traditionally, it is made from the zest of Femminello St. Teresa lemons, also known as Sorrento lemons or Sfusato lemons. Lemon zest, or peels without the pith, are steeped in grain alcohol until the oil is released. The resulting yellow liquid is then mixed with a syrup. In Italy, limoncello is usually sipped after dinner, but it is now gaining ground as a base for simple cocktails. Next time you take a trip to the Amalfi Coast, you’ll have to soak up the sun while sipping on some amazing limoncello!

3. Piña Colada, Puerto Rico

The cocktail combination of pineapple, coconut, and rum slurry had been popular for years before Ramon “Monchito” Marrero, a bartender in San Juan, made it even better by using cream of coconuts. Today, this famous cocktail is sipped all over the world, usually by the beach or pool. It’s not a vacation until someone orders a piña colada!

4. Rosé, Côte d’Azur, France

Drinking pink is popular in the seaside cafés of France, alongside fish soup and langoustines. It is typically made by removing the skins of the red grapes after crushing. Rosé is starting to become more popular in the United States, and is known as a less serious friend to white or red wine. It’s the perfect beachside drink!

5. Daiquiri, Cuba

There is a prevalence of rum, sugar, and lime in Cuba, which made the combination of these three ingredients perfect for a cocktail! The drink is great for the beach or pool, especially if it’s frozen. Many Americans associate daiquiris with vacation because it’s refreshing and delicious!

6. Mai-Tai, Polynesia

The Mai Tai is a cocktail based on rum, Curaçao liqueur, and lime juice, associated with Polynesian-style settings. This dink became a popular cocktail in the 1950s and 1960s, and many restaurants, especially tiki-themed restaurants or bars, served them. It was also prominently featured in the Elvis Presley film Blue Hawaii. Mai Tai is the Tahitian word for “good” so it must be a good drink!

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