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10 Tropical Drinks for Your Backyard Party
Tropical drinks are some of the most flavorful, beautiful cocktails you can learn to make. Built with exotic ingredients like pineapple, banana and coconut, these fruity cocktails usually include a healthy measure of cordials, rum, tequila or vodka and one sip may actually have you feeling the sand between your toes. To lend even further flair of the tropics to your cocktails, don’t forget about ingredients like guava, passion fruit, star fruit and mangos. Mixers like simple syrup and triple sec will add a flavorful sweetness, while citrus juices like lime and lemon add the right amount of tangy sour to your tropical cocktails.
And nothing creates a more stunning presentation than a bright Blue Hawaii, the gradient hues of a Tequila Sunrise, or the deep beauty of a rich, red Rum Punch, served with a botanical garnish that can double as a fruit salad. Fresh fruit slices, berries and pineapple leaves are nice additions and fun to see hanging off a curvy hurricane glass. That’s why tropically-inspired concoctions are true crowd pleasers. After all, what better way is there to celebrate a beautiful sunny afternoon than with drinks garnished by tiny paper umbrellas?
So light the tiki torches and put your guests in the island spirit by serving these tropical drink recipes at your next party.