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.

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Making a list (or 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!

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

Recipe

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

Instructions
Mix the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake for 20 seconds. Pour in a margarita glass rimmed with salt.

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Pina Colada

pina colada

Recipe

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

Instructions
Blend the ice, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and rums in a blender until the ice is fully blended. Pour into a glass and garnish with fresh pineapple.


Bay Breeze

Bay Breeze

Recipe

  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 3 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz Pineapple juice
  • Ice

Instructions
Fill a glass with ice. Pour in the vodka, cranberry juice and pineapple juice. Stir. garnish with a lime wedge.


Caribbean Rum Punch

Caribbean Rum Punch

Recipe

  • 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
  • Crushed ice

Instructions
Combine the juices and rums in a cocktail glass and stir. Pour over crushed ice and add a splash of grenadine.


Bahama Mama

bahama mama cocktail

Recipe

  • 1 oz white rum
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1/2 oz Kahlúa
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish
  • Splash of Grenadine
  • Ice

Instructions
Mix together the rums, kahlua, lemon and pineapple juices. Pour over ice. Garnish with a splash of grenadine and pineapple wedge.


Mai Tai

Mai Tai

Recipe

  • 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 3/4 oz Orange curaçao
  • 3/4 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • Fruit for garnish

Instructions
Mix the rums, orange curaçao, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail glass. Pour over ice. Garnish with fruit.


Classic Mojito

Mojito

Recipe

  • 1/2 Lime cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 oz white rum
  • 2 oz soda water
  • Ice

Instructions
Put the lime wedges, mint leaves and sugar into a tall glass and muddle them together, releasing the juice from the lime. Fill the glass with ice. Add the rum and stir it all together. Then top it up with soda water. (Also try a pineapple or mango mojito.)


Orange Crush

Orange Crush

Recipe

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

Instructions
Mix the vodka, triple sec and orange juice in a glass with ice. Garnish with an orange slice.


Blue Hawaiian

Blue Hawaiian

Recipe

  • 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 2 oz Pineapple juice
  • 3/4 oz creme de coconut
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice

Instructions
Mix the rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice, creme de coconut and lemon juice together in a glass. Serve over ice with a cherry garnish.


Hurricane

Recipe

  • 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

Instructions
Mix together all of the ingredients in a cocktail glass. Pour over crushed ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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


Dirty Monkey

Dirty Monkey

Recipe

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

Instructions
Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Drizzle chocolate syrup in the glass, then pour in the blended drink.


Mexican Bulldog (aka Iceberg)

Mexican Bulldog

Recipe

  • Corona or other light Mexican beer
  • 3 oz blended margarita

Instructions
Pour 3/4 of a glass of beer. Top with a blended margarita.


Electric Lemonade

Recipe

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz blue curacao
  • 2 oz sour mix
  • Ice (for blending)
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

Instructions
Combine the vodka, blue curacao, and lemonade in a cocktail glass. Pour over ice. This drink can also be served blended with ice. Garnish with lemon wedge.


Mudslide

Recipe

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz Bailey’s Irish cream
  • 1 oz cream
  • Ice for blending
  • Garnish: chocolate syrup

Instructions
Blend together all ingredients in a blender. Drizzle chocolate syrup in the glass, then pour in the blended drink.


Lava Flow

Lava Flow

Recipe

  • 1 oz Light Rum
  • 1 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
  • 2 oz Strawberries
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 2 oz Coconut Cream
  • 1 banana
  • Ice

Instructions
Blend the light rum, coconut rum, strawberries, and ice in a blender. Pour into a glass. Rinse the blender. Blend the pineapple juice, coconut cream, banana and ice in the blender. Pour the two blended drinks in layers in a glass.


Miami Vice

Miami Vice

Recipe

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

Instructions
Blend a pina colada. Blend a strawberry daiquiri. Pour them on top of each other in the glass.


Strawberry Daiquiri

strawberry daiquiri

Recipe

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

Instructions
Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Pour into a margarita glass. Serve with a strawberry garnish.


Pain Killer

Painkiller

Recipe

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

Instructions
Mix together the rum, pineapple juice, coconut milk and orange juice. Pour it over ice in a glass.


Blue Lagoon

Recipe

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 4 oz Lemonade

Instructions
Mix the vodka, blue curacao and lemonade together in a glass over ice.


Paloma

Paloma

Recipe

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 2 oz fresh ruby grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 3/4 oz agave syrup
  • 2 oz club soda
  • Ice

Instructions
Mix the tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice and agave syrup until well mixed. Pour in a glass filled with ice and top up with soda water.


Superman

Superman

Recipe

  • 1 1/2 oz blended Blue Curacao
  • 1 1/2 oz blended strawberry daiquiri
  • 1 1/2 oz blended Pina Colada

Instructions
Alternate blended blue curacao, strawberry daiquiri, and pina colada in a glass.


Rum Runner

Rum Runner

Recipe

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

Instructions
Mix all ingredients in a glass with ice.


Purple Haze

Purple Haze

Recipe

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 3 oz Grape Schnapps or blackberry liqueur
  • Splash of Sour Mix
  • Lemon Lime Soda
  • Ice

Instructions
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. pour into a glass. Can also be served over ice rather than blended.


Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

Recipe

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

Instructions
Add the tequila and then the orange juice to a chilled highball glass filled with ice. Top with the grenadine which will sink to the bottom.


Long Island Iced Tea

Recipe

  • 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

Instructions
Mix all ingredients together in a cocktail glass. Pour it over ice. Garnish with a lemon and a splash of cola.


Bumble Bee Shot

Bumble Bee Shots

Recipe

  • Kahlua
  • Egg Nog (or rompope)
  • Blue curacao mixed with pina colada

Instructions
Layer the kahlua, then the egg nog, then the Blue curacao mixed with pina colada.


Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre

Recipe

  • 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • 3 oz Coke

Instructions
Mix the rum with the coke and pour it in a glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge


Sex on the Beach

Sex on the Beach

Recipe

  • 1 1/2 oz peach schnapps
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz pineapple juice

Instructions
Mix the peach schnapps, vodka, and cranberry juice together in a glass. Pour over the orange juice and the pineapple juice. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry.


Dirty Banana

Recipe

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

Instructions
Blend together the ingredients in a blender. Serve it in a tall glass.


Michelada

Michelada

Recipe

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

Instructions
Mix together the beer, tomato juice and lime juice. Serve it in a glass over ice with hot sauce and pepper on the rim.


Bob Marley

Bob Marley

Recipe

  • 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

Recipe

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

Instructions
Mix the pineapple juice and blue curacao together in a glass over ice. Top up with Champagne. Garnish with a pineapple slice.


Banana Snowman

Banana Snowman cocktail

Recipe

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz banana liqueur
  • 1/2 oz caramel
  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • Banana chunk, for garnish

Instructions
Mix together all the ingredients and pour over ice. Garnish with a banana chunk.


Captain America

Captain America cocktail

Recipe

  • 1 part grenadine
  • 1 part white creme de cacao
  • 1 part blue curacao

Instructions
Pour the grenadine into the shot glass. Pour the creme de cacao over the back of a spoon not touching the grenadine. Then pour on the blue curacao.


Sweet Mama

Sweet mama cocktail

Recipe

  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix
  • 1 1/2 oz tequila
  • 2 oz seltzer water

Instructions
Mix the pineapple juice, sweet and sour mix, and tequila in a glass. Pour over ice and top up with seltzer water.


Mango Daiquiri

mango daquiri

Recipe

  • 1/2 cup mango, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • Ice

Instructions
Blend together the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Pour into a glass. Garnish with fresh mango.


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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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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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