Spring Break is the perfect time to create some fun cocktails! Even if you aren’t actually heading to the beach or somewhere tropical, these are easy and delicious drinks to make at home. Serve them in an interesting glass with a little umbrella and pretend you are on vacation!
If the weather is nice and we aren’t on vacation, I like to serve a fun drink before or after dinner on our screened-in porch. Add a little dip in the hot tub and it’s a super relaxing way to enjoy an evening at home.
Since all of these drinks are created with travel in mind, they don’t require many ingredients or a lot of hard work. Perfect for those lazy drink makers like me!
This drink couldn’t be easier. Start with a glass of ice (crushed is always best), fill the glass 3/4 with sparkling lemonade (we are obsessed with Trader Joe’s Sparkling Pink Lemonade), and then top it off with a shot of Malibu Rum. This is a delicious tropical cocktail with minimal effort. With only two ingredients it’s also perfect to bring along for the next time you are headed on vacation. Not going anywhere? It’s delicious to indulge in a glass while sitting out on the back porch (or if you are lucky in the hot tub!).
Insider tip: buy a second bottle of the sparkling lemonade for the kids – they will thank you!
Bloody Mary Bar
When on vacation (or maybe just a lazy Saturday morning), a bloody mary is the ideal morning drink. If we are on vacation with a group of friends we often start the day with a bloody mary bar. The basics include a delicious bloody mary mix (or spicy V-8 will do) and a jalapeno or cucumber-infused vodka. Combine 3/4 mix with 1/4 vodka and enjoy. To bump it up a notch, pull out pickles, olives, Worcestershire, celery and even some horseradish and let everyone create their own delicious cocktail. What a yummy way to start the day!
Raspberry Kir Royale
We enjoyed this drink for New Year’s 2019 and it was such a hit, the ingredients will be packed for our next beach vacation too. Plus, it’s another simple 2-ingredient drink! Grab a champagne glass and pour a 1/2 to 1 oz. of raspberry liqueur in the bottom (we purchased this delicious variety made in Michigan on a ski trip). Fill the glass with Prosecco or Sparkling wine and get ready to celebrate! It’s a lovely change from the standard mimosa or bellini and although it feels very special to drink, it couldn’t be easier to create.
A few more beach vacation drinks
If you are looking for more fun vacation cocktails, check out these posts:
So, even if a tropical trip isn’t in your immediate future, you can still create a festive atmosphere by giving one of these easy beach vacation drinks a try! If you do, I’d love to hear about it in the comments – or share some other vacation favorites!
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