Get ready for your tropical vacation with cocktail recipes!

Nothing says a tropical vacation more than a beverage with an umbrella or pineapple in it.   Or how about a cocktail IN a pineapple or IN a coconut?

My Vacation Lady is sending you some beverage inspiration to get ready for your summer vacation!

Here are some island drinks to get you in the mood!

tropical drinks on the beach

 Try the world famous Bahama Mama

  • 1/2 fluid ounce rum
  • 1/2 fluid ounce coconut-flavored rum
  • 1/2 fluid ounce grenadine syrup
  • 1 fluid ounce orange juice
  • 1 fluid ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Mix the rum and the coconut-rum with the orange juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine alongside crushed ice in an electric blender.

(Recipe source: AllRecipes)

Antigua Smile

  • 1 ½ ounces dark rum
  • 1-ounce crème de banana
  • 1½ ounces pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce sour mix Method
  • Mango Wedge


Take 1.5 ounces of dark rum, 1 ounce of crème de banana, and 1 ounce of fresh pineapple juice and half an ounce of sour mix and shake all ingredients together with crushed ice. Afterward, pour in a tumbler and garnish with mango and pineapple wedges.

(Recipe source: Caribbean Journal)

Belize: Espanto Wave

  • 1 oz Captain Morgan Rum
  • 0.5 oz Blue Curacao Liquor
  • 0.3 oz Amaretto, 0.5 oz of Triple Sec
  • 1 oz of Pineapple squash
  • 1 oz of Lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar, Ice cubes

Gather up all of the ingredients, and blend the Rum, Blue Curacao, Amaretto, Triple Sec, Lime Juice, Pineapple Squash, and Sugar into a frozen concoction. Then pour a glass and enjoy the fruit of your labor.

(Recipe source: Cayo Espanto)

The Florida Keys: Key Lime Pie Mojito

  • 1 ½ oz Conch Republic Rum
  • ½ oz Keke Key Lime Cream Liqueur
  • ½ oz Fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz Simple syrup
  • 2 ½ oz Club soda
  • 8 Mint leaves, ½ Lime Mint sprig

Fill shaker with all ingredients aside from club soda and 2/3 ice: Shake vigorously. Afterward, add the club soda and give it one last final shake before pouring it into a 12-ounce glass (you want to be precise, don’t you?) Garnish with lime juice and lime mint sprig for the full-on key lime accouterments.

(Recipe source: Hawks Cay Resort)

If you haven’t taken a vacation in a while, it’s time to get back to traveling.  Whether you want to sit on a beach with a beverage in your hand, or climb mountains,  iIt’s never too early to start dreaming of your next vacation and dream honeymoon!

The Team at My Vacation Lady is ready to help you #getreadytotravel.  






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About the Author:

Mindy Gilbert of My Vacation Lady has been helping clients, just like you, plan their dream vacations, cruises and honeymoons since 1994.
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