In the 1920s, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford were Hollywood’s favorite couple. While they were filming in Cuba with Charlie Chaplin, barman Fred Kaufman created this classic cocktail in Pickford’s honor at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba.
This classic rum cocktail is an exotic blend of passion fruit, orange and a hint of lime.
The best Daiquiris aren’t made in machines and garnished with mini umbrellas. This elegant take on the tropical classic combines freshly squeezed lime juice, real sugar and world-class rum.
The original Cuban Piña Colada is a mellow cocktail that is best made with fresh coconut water and pineapple, to remain true to its heritage, which goes all the way back to 1922.
Mai tai means “out of this world” in Tahitian, and it’s the perfect name for an irresistible exotic cocktail. This recipe was created in 1944 by Trader Vic Bergeron at his Polynesian-themed restaurant in San Francisco.
Warning: this drink is not the for the faint of heart. Sex on the Beach boasts one of the most provocative names for a cocktail. Fruit-filled and perfect for enjoying a night in the tropics, its no wonder why this cocktail has stayed around for so long.
It's easy to see why the dark rum-based Daiquiri is a classic. The perfectly balanced combination of sweet, sour and spirit is refreshing and tangy, but also quite simple to make at home. Try making the recipe below and add this fool-proof drink to your bartending arsenal.
A little bit of Tiki meets cognac in this stirred cocktail.
Hang 10 with a Tiki-inspired cognac cocktail laced with coconut and banana.
The Scotch & Ginger is better experienced than explained. The unforgettable blend of sweetness and spice defies description.
In Tahitian, “Mai Tai” means “The best—out of this world,” as exclaimed by the first person to taste Trader Vic’s original version. The iconic tiki drink was created to showcase the flavor of good quality rum, and should never be neon-colored or overly sweet. A proper Mai Tai is a deep amber hue and allows the rum to shine through.
What's the perfect way to capture summer all year long? A well-mixed Mojito, of course. A decedent of the Cuban cocktail El Draque, this five ingredient highball is a favorite of many, including Ernest Hemingway.
A tropical drink with gin, not rum? Believe it!
This melon pineapple inspired drink is easy to make for those warm Summer days.
This classic Tiki drink was created in 1978 at the Aviary bar of the Kuala Lumpur Hilton.
This completely vegan cocktail takes Tiki to a dramatic level.
This modern Tiki cocktail takes the Zombie, a fairly complex drink, cuts down the number of ingredients and puts it in a coupe.
Jeff "Beachbum" Berry shares Don the Beachcomber's original recipe.
This Tiki drink is what an exotic cocktail is all about, with citrus, sweeteners, spice and, of course, rums.
This cocktail is the gin-based, day-drinking sipper of choice at Barcelona’s Polaroid Bar.
Rum and rye play nicely with rosehip liqueur and pineapple juice in this drink from Atwood Restaurant in Chicago.
This picturesque pineapple and vodka concoction is served at Edition Hotels.
Sherry, pineapple juice and a rummy homemade mix are the stars of this cocktail from Sable Kitchen & Bar in Chicago.
This eclectic cocktail from San Francisco’s Smuggler’s Cove uses pineapple, almond, whiskey and rum.
Not a fan of rum? Try this classic tiki drink with Chartreuse instead.
A tropical classic that evokes the thought of paradise with every sip, nothing says vacation like a Piña Colada. So whether you're on a bright sunny beach or just feel like pretending you are, this is the cocktail fro you. By the way, getting caught in the rain is not required.
The Singapore Sling has enjoyed a long and celebrated lifespan, having been created at Raffles Hotel in Singapore around the turn of the 20th century. Many claim that no two Slings are made the same way, but the smooth, fruity and herbal qualities in the recipe below are sure to satisfy.
Try the delicious and simple rum-based Hemingway Daiquiri. Papa approved!
A tasty twist on a Brazilian classic.
This powerful cocktail is like an instant Caribbean vacation.
A twist on the Piña Colada, the Painkiller cocktail is a rich and fruity tropical drink that's a specialty of the British Virgin Islands. Coconut cream, orange juice and pineapple juice join rum in this drink that brings the tropics right to your glass.
To prepare a Rum Swizzle, it’s best to use an authentic swizzle stick. Real swizzle sticks are long stems snapped off a tree native to the Caribbean, and feature multiple prongs that stick out horizontally. When spun rapidly between your hands inside a cold cocktail, the swizzle stick will create a thick layer of frost on the outside of a glass—the sign of a perfect swizzle.
Add a touch of pineapple juice and apricot brandy to a classic Daiquiri to get this delicious concoction.
This New Year's Eve-inspired libation comes with all the pyrotechnics.
When in Rome? How about when in New Orleans? This powerful tropical drink will transport you to French Quarter during the first sip. Created in the 1940s, this super boozy rum-based concoction that will get the party started no matter where you are.
This tiki cocktail recipe from Paul McGee of Chicago's Three Dots and a Dash combines pineapple, coffee and three types of rum into one tasty concoction.
An instant-party-in-a-punchbowl for six, dreamed up by cocktail legend Dale DeGroff.
Our classic Caipirinha recipe instantly transports you to a beach in Rio.
A delicious mix of three spirits, pineapple, lime juice and, of course, ginger.
Go tropical with this coconut water, lime and rum drink.
This spicy and sweet cocktail will have you seeing stars.
Hoist one to the skull and bones. Arrr!
Throwing a big party? This tropical spiced rum punch recipe serves 25.
You don't have to drink this out of a coconut shell, but...
What’s better than one super-fruit cocktail? A whole pitcher.
Find out what happens when you add mango to an all-time classic.
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