36 Best Beach Drinks to Order at All-Inclusive Resorts (+ Recipes!)

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Strawberry margaritas, daiquiris, mojitos, and pina coladas are some of the best beach drinks to order at all-inclusive resorts. These tasty cocktails are chilled and refreshing drinks we’ve all heard of and love. But those aren’t the only great beach drinks you can order.

If you’re headed to an all-inclusive beach resort, or even if you’re already there and looking for inspiration for what to order, we want to share with you our list of the best and most unique beach cocktails to order while you’re there.

Making a list (or saving/printing ours!) is necessary if you want to try a bunch of different drinks, because most all-inclusive resort bars don’t provide drink menus. Not helpful! But that’s why we’ve got you covered.

Believe me, every time you see someone walking around with a drink that looks good, you’ll be wanting to know what it is. With this list, you can skip the part where you have to ask what it is and then try to figure out what’s in it!

If you want to be prepared before heading out to your next beach vacation, check out our comprehensive list of drinks you should order at all-inclusive beach resorts and you’ll be all set to go.

And hey, even if you’re NOT headed to a beach resort, but still want to enjoy some fruity summer drinks, I’ve included recipes for each drink, so you can make them at home instead!

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Be aware that bartenders often change up a recipe based on what they have available, and not all drinks are made the same way, so you might get something slightly different. A beach drink with vodka might also be made with rum, for instance.

You might also find that the bartender at your resort looks at you funny when you order some of these. They aren’t all ubiquitous. We found that each bartender at our most recent resort knew different drinks, so it helps to ask a couple of different bartenders until you find someone who knows.

Or better yet, take the recipes with you and just tell them how to make it! Cheers!

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Best Beach Drinks to Order

Classic Margarita

Classic margarita
  • 1-1/2 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • splash simple syrup
  • Rim salt

Here’s a list of 49 other Margarita variations to try

Pina Colada

pina colada
  • 1-1 1/2 cup ice
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz coconut cream
  • 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • 1 ounce dark rum

Bay Breeze

Bay Breeze
  • 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 4 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • Splash of Cranberry juice

Caribbean Rum Punch

Caribbean Rum Punch
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 oz dark rum
  • 1 1/2 oz light rum
  • Splash of grenadine for color

Bahama Mama

Bahama Mama
  • 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • 1/2 oz Kahlúa
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
  • A little grenadine for color

Mai Tai

Mai Tai
  • 1 oz white rum
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 1/2 oz Sweet & Sour mix
  • Fruit for garnish

Classic Mojito

Mojito
  • 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • 10 mint leaves
  • ½ lime, wedged
  • 2 tbsp simple syrup
  • Club soda

Here are 35 other mojito variations to try

Orange Crush

Orange Crush
  • 2 oz orange-flavored vodka
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 3 oz orange juice

Blue Hawaiian

Blue Hawaiian
  • 1 oz white rum
  • 2 oz Pineapple juice
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz creme de coconut

Hurricane

  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 2 oz white rum
  • 2 oz Lime Juice
  • 3 oz Passion Fruit Juice
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Orange Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Grenadine

This is also a popular drink in New Orleans. Read about drinks you must order in the Big Easy.

Dirty Monkey

Dirty Monkey
  • 2 oz Kahlua
  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 2 oz rum cream liqueur
  • 4 oz milk
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 3/4 banana
  • Ice (for blending)

Mexican Bulldog (aka Iceberg)

Mexican Bulldog
  • Corona or other Mexican beer
  • Top with 2 oz margarita mix

Electric Lemonade

Electric lemonade
  • 3/4 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz blue curacao
  • 1 oz sweet and sour mix
  • Ice (for blending)

Mudslide

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz Bailey’s Irish cream
  • 1 oz cream
  • Ice, for blending
  • Chocolate syrup, for the glass

Lava Flow

Lava Flow
  • 1 oz Light Rum
  • 1 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
  • 2 oz Strawberries
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 2 oz Coconut Cream

Miami Vice

Miami Vice
  • 1 part pina colada mix
  • 1 part strawberry daiquiri mix

Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry Daiqiuri
  • 5 large strawberries
  • 2 oz white rum
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 oz freshly squeezed, strained lime juice
  • Ice (for blending)

Pain Killer

Painkiller
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz coconut milk
  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz rum

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 3 oz Lemonade

Paloma

Paloma
  • ¼ cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ cup mescal or tequila
  • ¼ cup club soda

Superman

Superman
  • 1 1/2 oz blended Blue Curacao
  • 1 1/2 oz blended strawberry daiquiri
  • 1 1/2 oz blended Pina Colada
  • (Alternate each in the glass)

Rum Runner

Rum Runner
  • 1 oz spiced rum
  • 1/2 oz blackberry liqueur
  • 1/2 oz creme de bananes
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • Crushed ice

Purple Haze

Purple Haze
  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 3 oz Grape Schnapps
  • Splash of Sour Mix
  • Lemon Lime Soda

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise
  • 3 oz Orange juice
  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine syrup

Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island Iced Tea
  • 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz white rum
  • 1 oz Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • splash of simple syrup
  • splash of cola

Bumble Bee Shot

Bumble Bee Shots
  • Kahlua
  • Egg Nog
  • Creme de Mint

Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre
  • 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • 3 oz Coke

Sex on the Beach

Sex on the Beach
  • 1 1/2 oz peach schnapps
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz pineapple juice

Dirty Banana

Dirty Banana
  • 1 oz creme de bananes
  • 1 oz creme de cacao
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream

Michelada

Michelada
  • 4 oz Beer (light lager)
  • 2 oz tomato juice
  • 1/2 oz Lime juice
  • Hot sauce, spices, and peppers (as desired)

Bob Marley

Bob Marley
  • Bottom layer: strawberry daiquiri
  • Middle layer: 1 oz rum, 1/2 oz orange curacao, 3 oz fresh mango, 1 1/2 oz sweet & sour, ice, blended
  • Top layer: 1/2 oz blue curacao and remaining middle layer, mixed together.

Blue Jamaica

Blue Jamaica
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz blue curacao
  • 3 oz Champagne
  • Pineapple slice

Banana Snowman

Banana Snowman cocktail
  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz banana liqueur
  • 1/2 oz caramel
  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • Banana chunks

Captain America

Captain America cocktail
  • 1 part grenadine
  • 1 part creme de cacao
  • 1 part blue curacao

Sweet Mama

Sweet mama cocktail
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup seltzer water
  • 1 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix
  • 1 1/2 oz tequila

Mango Daiquiri

mango daquiri
  • 1/2 cup mango, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • crushed ice
  • Blended together

Don’t forget to pack the beach necessities!

CONCLUSION

If you’ve never been to a beach resort with unlimited drinks, you’re in for a treat. These best beach drinks to order will have you swimming up to the bar for more. What’s your favorite beach drink? Have any others to add to the list? Tell us about it in the comments.

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36 Best Beach Drinks to Order at All-Inclusive Resorts (+ Recipes!)

58 thoughts on “36 Best Beach Drinks to Order at All-Inclusive Resorts (+ Recipes!)

  1. Alice Teacake says:

    You know how you always have that one type of alcohol that you first got terribly drunk on and you vow never to touch again? For me that was tequila but suddenly, after 10 years, I’ve been drinking it again! I would totally pick number one: the Margarita! It makes me feel like I’m on holiday but maybe I should pop a couple of those painkillers in there just to make sure it doesn’t go all wrong again?

  2. Natalie Deduck says:

    Great selection!
    Some of them I never heard about, should try them at home, now on summer time!
    My favorite is Long Island Iced Tea, and i’m super curious about the Superman! 😀
    Cheers,
    Nat

  3. Sarah Ebner says:

    Oh my goodness, I love a good cocktail, so this post is brilliant!! This makes me want to try out a load I’ve never thought of before too…

  4. Charli says:

    How have I never come across a Dirty Banana?!! Sounds delish! I’m not one for all inclusive resorts myself but I do love a good cocktail! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. antonette - we12travel says:

    I’ve never actually been on such a vacation, however it does sound tempting, just floating around in the pool and knocking down those delicious looking drinks … paradise for sure!

  6. Claudia says:

    You must have mastered all those drinks to be able to write such a great post 😉 Hehe. I have certainly mastered the art of making a good mojito. I think I could go for one right now!

  7. zof says:

    Nice, nice. I might make some of these at home later, because I’m having a guest:-) I’d go for bay breeze now.

  8. Mel Jones says:

    I scrolled through this going, “yep, yep, yep, oh yeah!, yep” I think I’m just going to print this off and stick it on the fridge never mind waiting to go on holiday to enjoy these haha! Pina Colada is a personal favourite but the Superman and Bumblebee look delicious! Have you ever tried a Trifle Shot? One part Advocaat, one part grenadine, finish with a dash of squirt creme and hundreds and thousands and voila, dessert in a shot, it’s amazing! 🙂

    • Laura Lynch says:

      I haven’t tried a Trifle Shot, but I’m going to now! Thanks for the recipe. See, who says you have to be on vacation to enjoy these drinks! 🙂

  9. Tatiana / The Happy Jetlagger says:

    I wanna have them all 🙂 Some cocktails were new to me, but they sound so delicious, that I’m going to try them at home at the next opportunity – the Dirty Banana will be my favourite, I think 🙂

  10. Marny Del Gobbo says:

    icebergs are surprisingly good… give it a try with strawberry margarita for an added twist (way my hubbies drink of choice on our holiday!)

  11. Linda folan says:

    Watermelon martini is my fab crushed up watermelon vodka splash of lime sugar water ice shake well strain into glasses. It is delicious

  12. Katherine says:

    My husband and I went to St. Lucia for our honeymoon and my absolute favorite drink was their BBC. Bailey’s, banana and coconut creme. YUMMY!!! I do not drink but this turned me 🙂

    • Rita says:

      I went to St Lucia to Sandals and they served a drink around the pool called Banana Lady. Never have found a recipe for it? It was fabulous

        • Tanya says:

          Banana Lady:
          1 part Vodka
          2 part Tonic
          1 part Banana Liqueur

          Shake all together then pour over ice and enjoy!

      • Stephanie Murthy says:

        I have been looking for the Banana Lady Drink recipe from my honeymoon since 2004! We had it at all 3 Sandals in St.Lucia too! Have been to other Sandals but never found it! It was a frozen drink but not the same as the Dirty Banana. Help!😄🍹

        • Laura Lynch says:

          I’ve definitely found cases where only a few resorts make a specific drink. Maybe it was passed by word of mouth. What was the banana lady like? Was it creamy or not? I’ve seen a Banana Lady cocktail made with vodka, banana liqeur and tonic.

    • Amber says:

      I loved the Halcyon Punch!!! I am still trying to find the recipe also. We went to St Lucia for our honeymoon also.

  13. Maciek Traveler says:

    Mai Tai is incorrect recepie. Read about history of Mai Tai. BTW it was not invented in Pacific, but in Caribean.

  14. Michael | Backyard Zest says:

    You got it right with Margarita at #1. It is hands down my go to drink when we’re near the beach, especially at an all inclusive. Although I’m glad to have Silver, I try and get Repesado tequila if I can get it.

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  19. Rachelle says:

    We went to Maui and I had so many of the lava flows! Just delicious!! Going to Punta Cana in a couple weeks, so I’ll have to try a few more of these. Thanks!

    • Laura Lynch says:

      Haha, I’m right there with you on the lava flows, Rachelle. I could just sit around drinking those all week. I hope you find some great drinks in Punta Cana! Have fun.

  20. Mikela says:

    This is awesome, I have ordered almost every single cocktail listed while here on vacation! Can’t beat all inclusive resorts!

  21. Yvonne R. says:

    I was searching the internet specifically to find something new to order on my vacation to Cabo San Lucas in 18 days. But got more than enough from this site. Thanks! I tried the mojito and the superman last year in Cozumel. Great drinks! Thinking of making the Tequila Sunrise my after breakfast drink!

  22. Rebecca says:

    Going to punta cana next week and always have such a difficult time thinking of something to drink when there’s so many choices! Thought I would find nothing on the internet but this list is amazing. Thank you!

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  26. Tanya says:

    Banana Lady

    1.00 part Vodka
    2.00 part Tonic
    1.00 part Banana liqueur

    Shake the Banana liqueur, the Vodka and the tonic with ice. Strain your Banana Lady into a longdrink glass. Add some ice cubes to your Banana Lady

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  28. Cee says:

    I like to make my way through ALL the mojitos! Classic, mango, strawberry, and of course my favorite..the pineapple mojito. YUM can’t wait for vacation!

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