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Recipes to Make Crazily Delicious and Refreshing Tropical Drinks

Girija Shinde Apr 17, 2019
Tropical drinks are generally relished during holidays or on the beaches. Let's see some tropical drink recipes to make them at home.
Laying on the beach, getting tanned, and sipping a tropical drink; can your holidays be any better? Tropical drinks make use of either alcohol or fruit juices. Alcohol however is more common.
There are a variety of these drinks available, as almost each holiday destination has its own special recipe of making them. Let us learn how to make the most popular drinks of this category.

Mai Tai

Mai Tai is one of the most popular tropical alcoholic drinks. It has a history of more than 50 years! Many variations of this drink are made nowadays.
However, people claim that the latest version is not even close to the original recipe. The Mai Tai recipe is one of the oldest one. It is a tropical mixed drink recipe.
  • Dark rum, 2 oz.
  • Triple sec, 2 oz.
  • Light rum, 2 oz.
  • Grenadine, 1 oz.
  • Orgeat syrup, 1 oz.
  • Lime juice, 1 oz.
  • Pineapple and cherry, garnish

1. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker, along with ice. In a highball or any of the old-fashioned glasses, serve this drink on the rocks.

2. For garnishing, cut pineapple wedges and cherry. If you do not have homemade Orgeat syrup, you can use a store-brought mix instead.

3. It can also replace grenadine and lime juice.

Tropical Storm Recipe

Tropical storm is an alcoholic drink made of fruits like strawberries. Its main constituents include rum and bacardi.
  • Strawberry-kiwi fruit drink, 12 oz.
  • Spiced rum, 1 oz.
  • Bacardi, 1 oz.
  • Peach schnapps, 1 oz.

1. Add all the ingredients in a blender along with a fist full of ice.

2. Blend until thick. Your tropical storm is ready!

3. Serving is as important as the drink, so serve in pink or similar frosted mugs with a dash of grenadine over the top.

4. To make it more 'tropical', add a big strawberry and peeled kiwi fruit on the top.

Blue Hawaiian

This is a cocktail made from pineapple juice, rum, blue curacao, etc.

  • Cherry/maraschinos, 1 whole
  • Pineapple, 1 slice
  • Pineapple juice, 2 oz.
  • Cream of coconut, 1 oz.
  • Curacao blue, 1 oz.
  • Rum (light), 1 oz.
  • Ice, 1 cup

1. Mix all the ingredients in a stirrer or cocktail shaker.

2. Pour into an old-fashioned or unusual-shaped glass and add ice.

3. For decorations, put the whole cherry along with the pineapple on the top.

Lava Flow Recipe

  • Small banana, 1
  • Coconut cream, 2 oz.
  • Fresh or frozen strawberries, 2 oz.
  • Unsweetened pineapple juice, 2 oz.
  • Light rum, 1 oz.
  • Coconut rum, 1 oz.

1. Pour the two rums, strawberries, and ½ oz. of the coconut cream into a blender and blend until a smooth paste is formed.

2. Pour the paste into a tall glass and rinse the blender. Now, put the remaining coconut cream, banana, pineapple juice, and crushed ice into the blender and blend until smooth.
3. Pour this mixture into the glass. The effect will be like that of a lava.

4. The strawberry will rise upward flowing along the sides of the glass, just like a lava.

5. For garnishing, use a pineapple wedge and the classic paper umbrella.
With the help of these recipes, you can now bring home the tropical atmosphere! Do try them and share your experiences with me. Of course, you can use a little creativity and imagination and bring a few twists in the mentioned recipes. Happy drinking!