Even if there isn’t snow where you are this time of year, there’s no arguing that a tropical getaway sounds tempting during the frantic return to work after the holiday vacation. And while bearing the expense of a plane ticket to a Caribbean island may not be an option right now, whipping up a cocktail infused with the bright and sunny flavors of the tropics is an easy escape. Here are three of our favorite tropical cocktails – think sweet pineapple, fragrant mint and sunny mango – to add a little sunshine to your weekend.
Sweet pineapple juice and coconut water are combined with lemon juice and rum for an extra-light but full-bodied cocktail perfect for sipping in the company of friends. Click here for the recipe.
Here’s a small secret: while fresh fruit juices are optimal for achieving that just-squeezed tropical flavor, using select fruit-flavored liquers can help make your cocktail sing. The “Tropical Desire” cocktail by Brazilian mixologist Emilio Tirbucio, blends ORG – a papaya, mango and lime liqueur – with vodka and agave nectar for a cocktail layered with tropical fruit flavor. Click here for the recipe.
The Cuban mojito is a classic and this perfect recipe – think fresh mint and juicy, bright lime – provides the ultimate Caribbean escape in a glass. Click here for the recipe.