Grabbing some unique ingredients this weekend, adding some cool garnishes and a drink umbrella will help you create a memorable party for your guests! Better yet- you provide the great BBQ meal and let your guest each bring ingredients for a different tropical drink!
Here are our 5 favourite tropical drinks to enjoy all summer long!
1. Ay Caramba
2 parts Sauza® Conmemorativo Tequila
1 part Cointreau®
2 parts sour mix
optional- 1 slice each of red & green jalapeño
10 cilantro leaves
1. Muddle jalapeño and cilantro in the juice from ½ lime.
2. Add remaining ingredients.
3. Shake with ice and pour into a glass with a salted rim.
photo and recipe from Tommy Bahama
2. Cayman Lemonade
1 oz. triple sec
1 oz. peach schnapps
Club soda or seltzer
1. Mix vodka, triple sec and peach schnapps in a shaker.
2. Pour over ice, add a squeeze of lime and a splash each of cranberry juice and soda, then stir and enjoy.
photo and recipe from Islands.com
3. Blue Hawaiian
1 oz. Light Rum
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Blue Curacao
1 oz. Creme de Coconut
1 slice Pineapple
1. Blend light rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut with one cup ice in an electric blender at high speed.
2. Pour contents into a highball glass.
3. Decorate with the slice of pineapple and a cherry.
Photo and recipe from What to Drink.com
4. Jamaican Sunrise
2 oz Appleton Rum
1.5 oz store bought Pina Colada Mix
1.5 oz store bought Strawberry Daquiri Mix
Slice of pineapple or strawberries
1. Blend on high, with ice, half the rum and all the Pina Colada Mix.
2. Pour into a large glass, when fully blended.
3. Rinse your blender and add more ice, half the rum and all the Strawberry Daquiri Mix.
4. Pour into the large glass, when fully blended.
5. Garnish with a slice of pineapple or a strawberry on the rim of the glass.
photo and recipe from Smirnoff.com
5. Classic Pina Colada
2 oz. light rum
2 oz. coconut cream
2 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 cup crushed ice
Tools: blender, strainer
Garnish: pineapple wedge and cherries
1. Blend all ingredients until smooth, strain into a chilled glass and garnish.
Photo and recipe from Imbibe Magazine.
Please drink responsibly this summer!