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

Some of the best beach drinks to order at all-inclusive resorts are cool and refreshing drinks you’ve likely already heard of, like a strawberry margarita, a daiquiri, a mojito, or a pina colada. But there are so many more unique beach cocktails to order while you’re at an all-inclusive beach resort that we’re sure you’re going to love.

If you’ve ever been to a beach resort, you know that floating around in the pool and lounging poolside all day are greatly enhanced by a frozen fruity drink with a little umbrella. Nothing else quite makes you feel you’re on vacation like a frozen cocktail. Every time we’re headed to an all-inclusive beach resort (these one’s are our favorites), we spend some time beforehand making a list of the best beach drinks we need to order while we’re there.

Making a list is necessary if you want to try a bunch of different drinks, because most resort bars don’t provide drink menus. If you don’t know what beach drinks to order, every time you see someone with a drink that looks good, you have to ask what it is and then try to figure out what’s in it so you can order it yourself.

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 just in case 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!

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
salt rim

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

Bay Breeze

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

Caribbean Rum Punch
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
A little grenadine for color

Bahama Mama

Bahama Mama

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

Mai Tai
Mai Tai

Mai Tai

1 oz rum
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1 1/2 oz Sweet & Sour mix
Cherry

Mojito
Mojito

Classic Mojito

1 1/2 oz rum
Club Soda
12 mint leaves
½ lime, wedged
2 tbsp simple syrup

Blue Hawaiian
Blue Hawaiian

Blue Hawaiian

1 oz rum
2 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Blue Curacao
1 oz Creme de Coconut

Hurricanes

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

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
Mexican Bulldog

Mexican Bulldog (aka Iceberg)

Corona or other Mexican beer
Top with 2 oz margarita mix

Electric lemonade
Electric lemonade

Electric Lemonade

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

Mudslide
Mudslide

Mudslide

1 oz vodka
1 oz Kahlua
1 oz Bailey’s Irish cream
1 oz cream

Lava Flow
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

Miami Vice

1 part pina colada mix
1 part strawberry daiquiri mix

Strawberry Daiqiuri
Strawberry Daiqiuri

Strawberry Daiquari

5 large strawberries
2 ounces white rum
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed, strained lime juice
Ice (for blending)

Painkiller
Painkiller

Pain Killer

1 oz orange juice
1 oz coconut milk
4 oz pineapple juice
2 oz. rum

Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

1 oz vodka
1 oz Blue Curacao
Lemonade

Paloma
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

Superman

Blended Blue Curacao
Blended Strawberry Daiquari
Blended Pina Colada
Alternate each blended drink in the glass

Rum Runner
Rum Runner

Rum Runner

1 oz spiced rum
1/2 oz blackberry liqueur
1/2 oz creme de bananes
2 oz orange juice
8 oz crushed ice

Purple Haze
Purple Haze

Purple Haze

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

Tequila Sunrise
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 gin
1/2 tequila
1/2 triple sec
splash of simple syrup
splash of cola

Bumble Bee Shots
Bumble Bee Shots

Bumble Bee Shot

Layered:
Kahlua
Egg Nog
Creme de Mint

Cuba Libre
Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre

Rum
Coke

Orange Crush
Orange Crush

Orange Crush

2 oz orange-flavored vodka
1 oz triple sec
3 oz orange juice

Sex on the Beach
Sex on the Beach

Sex on the Beach

1.5 oz peach schnapps
1.5 oz vodka
2 oz cranberry juice
2 oz orange juice
2 oz pineapple juice

Dirty Banana
Dirty Banana

Dirty Banana

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

Michelada
Michelada

Michelada

Beer (light lager)
Lime juice
Hot sauce, spices, and peppers (as desired)

Bob Marley

Bob Marley

Bottom layer: Blend 1 oz. rum, 2 oz. strawberry daiquiri mix and 1 cup ice

Middle layer: Blend 1 oz. rum, ½ oz. orange curacao, 3 oz. mango, 1 ½ oz. sweet & sour mix and 1 cup ice. Reserve some for top layer.

Top layer: add ½ oz. blue curacao to remaining orange mixture

Blue Jamaica

Blue Jamaica

2 oz pineapple juice
1 oz blue curacao
3 oz champagne
Pineapple slice.

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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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Best Beach Drinks to Order at All-Inclusive Resorts
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Laura Lynch, creator and writer of Savored Journeys, is an avid world traveler, certified wine expert, and international food specialist. She has written about travel and food for over 20 years and has visited 70+ countries.

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

42 thoughts on “Best Beach Drinks to Order at All-Inclusive Resorts (with 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 🙂

  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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