Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino/Palm Beach, Aruba
Sip the refreshing flavors of the ‘One Happy Island’ with an aloe-inspired concoction mixed with ginger beer, mint and fresh lemon.
• 1 ½ ounces vodka
• 2 ounces aloe vera juice
• ¼ ounce fresh lemon juice
• ¼ ounce simple syrup
• 4 ounces ginger beer
• mint leaves
Fill a copper mule mug or a rocks glass with ice. Add vodka, aloe vera juice, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup to the glass. Top with ginger beer and stir gently. Garnish with mint leaves.
Caña Bar + Kitchen/Curaçao
Transport your tastebuds to the tropical Dutch island of Curaçao with this refreshing pineapple and tequila infusion.
• 1 ¾ ounces blanco tequila (preferable Don Julio Blanco)
• 1 ½ ounces fresh pineapple juice
• 1 ounce fresh lime juice
• ⅓ ounce fresh ginger juice
• ½ ounce agave nectar
Add all ingredients to a shaker. Shake and fine strain into a tumbler with crushed ice. Top up with crushed ice and serve.
Caribe Hilton/San Juan, Puerto Rico
Straight from the birthplace of the piña colada, this recipe dates back to the 1950’s and is one of the most popular tropical cocktails to date.
• 2 ounces rum
• 1 ounces coconut cream
• 1 ounce heavy cream
• 6 ounces pineapple juice
• ½ cup crushed ice
Mix rum, cream of coconut, heavy cream and pineapple juice in a blender. Add ice and mix for 15 seconds. Serve in a 12-ounce glass and garnish with fresh pineapple and a cherry.
Hedonism II/Negril, Jamaica
Dating back to the mid-18th century, this cocktail has a history of making patrons ‘swizzle’ around the dancefloor (or their living rooms) after a few.
• 1 ounce rum
• 1 ½ ounce lime juice
• 3 dashes of bitters
• club soda
• 2 dashes of fruit syrup
Pour rum, lime juice, bitters, and fruit syrup ingredients into a glass filled with ice, add club soda and stir. Garnish with a cherry and pineapple slice.
Jade Mountain/Saint Lucia
Mango lovers can tap into the tastes of the island Saint Lucia with a delicious blend of fresh mango, lime juice, and rum.
• 1 ½ ounces Bounty Rum
• 3 ounces fresh mango puree
• 1 teaspoon lime juice
• 1 teaspoon simple syrup
• 1 dash bitters
Put the rum, mango puree, lime juice, and bitters in a shaker. Cover and shake quick and hard. Strain into a large tumbler filled with ice. Garnish with a fresh mango slice.
The Palms Hotel & Spa/Miami Beach, FL
Shake things up with a perfectly balanced mix of sweet and spicy, citrus and sugar.
• 1 ½ ounces Jalapeño-Infused Casa Noble Reposado
• ¾ ounce Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
• ¾ ounce guava puree
• ¾ ounce lime juice
Add ingredients to a shaker with ice. Rim the glass with ancho-sugar. Shake ingredients well and strain into glass with ice. Garnish with jalapeño and lime slice.
W Punta de Mita/Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Named after a local bird, this light libation combines tequila, fresh grapefruit juice, agave, fresh lime juice, and soda, making it the perfect way to cool off on a sunny day.
• ¾ ounce grapefruit juice
• ½ ounce agave syrup
• ½ ounce fresh lime juice
• 1 ounce tequila blanco
• ¾ ounce Ancho Reyes liqueur
• 1 drop citrus bitter
• splash of soda water
• dried hibiscus leaves
In a shaker with ice, grapefruit juice, agave syrup, fresh lime juice, tequila blanco, Ancho Reyes liqueur, dried hibiscus leaves, and citrus bitters. Strain into a rocks glass with ice, top with soda water, and garnish with a grapefruit slice.