10 Tropical Cocktails That Are Almost As Good as Going on Vacation

Island vibes in a glass.

By Phoebe Neuman
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There’s nothing quite like a mojito or a frosty piña colada to get you in a vacation state of mind, even if you’re thousands of miles away from an actual beach with no getaway plans in sight. And while a night with friends at a Tiki bar sounds like a great way to capture those OOO vibes, why not turn an evening at home into a staycation with one of these easy tropical cocktail recipes?

With plenty of rum and island-style flavors like guava, coconut, and pineapple, each of these cocktails is perfect for sipping on the patio with friends this summer.

Any of these would be a perfect pairing with a crudité platter (just swap in fruit and veggies that complement the flavors of your chosen cocktail) and a Caribbean­­–inspired recipe like Jamaican jerk chicken. That said, they will all go equally well with an afternoon spent doing absolutely nothing at all.

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coconut pineapple rum slush tropical cocktail

Coconut Pineapple Rum Slush from The Sweetest Occasion

sea bird tropical cocktail

The Sea Bird from Camille Styles

pineapple passionfruit tropical cocktail

Fresh Pineapple Passionfruit Mojito from Simply Delicious

Sangria Swirl Margaritas tropical cocktails

Sangria Swirled Frozen Margaritas from Dessert for Two

tomatillo summer tropical cocktail

Tomatillo Cucumber Cocktail from Camille Styles

Skinny Bahama Mama tropical cocktails

Skinny Bahama Mama Cocktail from Take Two Tapas

guavarita tropical cocktail

Guavarita from the Brewer and the Baker

rum berry smash tropical cocktail

Berry Rum Smash from Camille Styles

pineapple mango rum tropical cocktail

Pineapple Mango Rum Punch from Paper & Stitch

papaya pina colida tropical cocktail

Papaya Piña Colada from The Produce Moms