Summer is but a few months away, so it is best to get yourselves ready for the most delicious beach drinks you can taste! Have you ever tried the Killer Bee? The Killer Bee is a very popular beach drink that aptly originated at the Sunshine’s Beach Bar and Grill at the Caribbean island of Nevis.
The place is not as luxurious as you would think and as compared to other resorts beside it, but many tourists especially come to Nevis just to have this drink. This drink is a blend of rum punch, although its exact recipe remains a secret. More of these cocktails in this collection of 10 Best Beach Drinks!
10- GIN AND TONIC
Gin was first introduced to tonic to offset its bitter taste so the British, who were occupying India at the time, could stomach the stuff as an anti-malarial.
The Brits ended up fancying the crisp combo, adding a wedge of lime, and it became a mainstay of the tropics long after the empire fell. Try it on the beach in Goa while watching the sunset
9- PLANTER’S PUNCH
Planter’s Punch is very famous all around the Caribbean and Jamaica. Although this classic cocktail already has many variations since it was first created, basically, their common ingredient is the rum.
Other than that, you can also add lime juice, lemon juice, grenadine, and sugar. It is said that this very popular drink actually originated at the Planters Hotel in Charleston, S.C.
At Southern Italy, one of their classic drinks is the Limoncello. Actually, you can expect it to be served to you after almost every meal! This drink originated from the farmers of Italy.
Before, there was a time when there was a surplus in lemon produce, so they peeled these lemons, soaked the peels in alcohol, and added sugar to make limoncello. This drink has been used as a base for many simple cocktails, such as mixing it in with soda or tonic.
A very famous and traditional drink in Mexico is the Margarita – and very popular among the ladies, too. It is a refreshing drink for a hot afternoon at the beach.
Although its origin is very unclear and no one who invented this classic drink, Margarita has always been linked to Mexico. This cocktail is a blend of tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice. Its glass is usually rimmed with salt.
6- KILLER BEE
The Killer Bee is a very popular beach drink that aptly originated at the Sunshine’s Beach Bar and Grill at the Caribbean island of Nevis. The place is not as luxurious as you would think and as compared to other resorts beside it, but many tourists especially come to Nevis just to have this drink.
This drink is a blend of rum punch, although its exact recipe remains a secret. But that does not stop people from trying to make one similar to this drink!
5- MAI TAI
Mai Tai is a very popular beach drink in Polynesia. In Polynesian language, it means “out of this world”. Based on its origin, this drink was concocted at the Trader Vic’s in Oakland, California in 1944. Since then, it has become a staple cocktail in beach bars. It is a blend of rum, orange curacao, orgeat syrup that is made from almonds, and a dash of lime.
4- SEX ON THE BEACH
Aptly named as Sex on the Beach, it is also one of the most popular beach drinks, especially to the girls. This classic cocktail is usually served in a highball glass.
It is a perfect blend of vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice. Mix those ingredients using a shaker with ice, garnish with a wedge of pineapple, and enjoy this drink on the beach!
Mojito is also one of the simplest yet most popular traditional beach drink. Basically, it consists of six main ingredients: white rum or vodka, fine sugar or sugar cane juice, lime, sparkling water, ice, and a lot of mint leaves. It is a perfect refreshing drink because it is a combination of sweetness, tang from the lime, and freshness from the mint. All in all, it offsets the potent kick from the rum.
Known as the national cocktail of Brazil, the Caipirinha is actually a very simple base drink that can be made into different variations. It consists of the cachaca or sugar cane rum, which has been recently available in the US market so you can expect this traditional drink to become popular even outside Rio.
Aside from the rum, sugar and a dash of lime are also added to this cocktail. Sometimes, fruits like passionfruit, cashew fruit, and mango are added as well.
1- PIÑA COLADA
This list will not be complete without a Piña Colada! This drink originated from the Caribbean islands, especially in Puerto Rico.
This drink was perfected by Ramon “Monchito” Marrero, a bartender from San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1950’s when he added cream of coconut to the drink. This very popular beach drink is made from pineapple, cream of coconut, and rum. A tasty drink for beach lovers!