These Recipes Will Transport You to the Tropics

These Recipes Will Transport You to the Tropics

Feeling glum after Mother Nature teased us with late spring temps only to bring back the cold and dreary forecast once spring officially commenced? Until the dry season arrives in earnest, these recipes impart that tropical contact high you're craving. Often associated with rum, tropical cocktails are simultaneously juicy, tart, refreshing and strong. Vibrant fruits paired with an endless assortment of spices create delicious and energetic cocktails. Making them at home is a breeze because you can pair almost any spice and any fruit together for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail. Mango pairs flawlessly with cinnamon. Lime is energized by nutmeg. Passion fruit sings with cloves. If you’ve got a warming spice in your cabinet, chances are you can make an amazing tropical cocktail without breaking a sweat. Until the rain subsides, mix up some tropical drinks at home: let their lively fruits and exotic spices transport you away from cold nights cramped indoors, and onto a soft sandy beach far, far away.

Rather than break out the blender and fuss with all its components (not to mention clean up), try this muddled piña colada that’s quick, delicious, and full of nothing but the good stuff.

Baking spices and tropical juices are a match made in heaven and this recipe is no exception. The combination of pear, pineapple, and cinnamon creates a wonderfully fresh, frothy drink that’s perfect for kicking back and relaxing.

You’ll feel like a Pineapple Princess when you sip this super easy rum and pineapple cocktail. It’s a tasty one and no shaking or stirring required.

Perfectly timed for rhubarb season, this pink tropical cocktail makes it easy to pretend your poolside. Tart and refreshing, it tastes as good as it looks!

With a double dose of heat from the hot pepper vodka and chipotle spiced slaw, this recipe packs a punch. Marinating fresh pineapple in Hot Monkey Vodka has multiple benefits: the pineapple takes on a smoky & spicy flavor that’s enhanced when grilled and the vodka becomes infused with the taste of the pineapple.

If you like a Jungle Bird, try this delightful twist on the tropical classic!

If you thought you couldn’t make a tropical cocktail with rye whiskey, you haven’t tried a Rye-kiki!

If you love both tropical drinks and spicy fresh ginger, then this cocktail is for you!


We think you’ll love this Mai Tai with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg from the Spiced Rum float.

Layered with spices, rum, caramel, and brown sugar, this cake is bursting with flavor and is tender as can be!

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