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Travel Inspired Drinks To Mix Up At Home

Looking for a drink that will have you dreaming of cool European cities, warm weather destinations, or domestic metropolises? Check out some of our suggestions below and start sipping your way into vacation.   

Pimm’s Cup

We love to visit England.  This British cocktail can be found on menus at trendy bars and restaurants, and you can find the mix at most liquor stores. Try out this recipe below for a cool summertime sipper. 

Pimm’s No.1 (gin-based mix) 1.5 cups
Sprite/ginger ale 1.5 cups 
1 cucumber sliced 
2 cups strawberries muddled
1 Lemon sliced
1 cup mint leaves muddled 
3 cups ice 

Mix together in pitcher serve over ice 

Mai Tai

This is one of those drinks, that if you had it on vacation, every time you have one at home it will bring you right back to paradise. Its debated origin comes from an LA bar owner, who claimed to have made the drink for his Tahitian friend who was in town visiting. After trying the drink, the friend yelled out “very good” in Tahitian, which translates to Mai Tai. There are currently 11 ways to make a Mai Tai, check out this recipe below.   Oh – and if you are dreaming of Tahiti, you should probably check our Tahiti cruise group that’s been rescheduled for 2021

1.5 ounces spiced rum 
1.5 ounces coconut rum 
1 tsp grenadine 
3 ounces pineapple juice
 2 ounces orange juice 
1 cup of ice 

Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker, serve over ice 

Piña Colada

Pina Colada is Spanish for strained pineapple and has been the National drink of Puerto Rico since 1978. Two rival bars in San Juan claim to have made the cocktail, the Caribe Hilton Hotel Beachcomber bar in 1954 and Barrachina Restaurant in 1963. Until you can try the two for yourself, make one at home today! 

2 ounces coconut cream
2 ounces pineapple juice 
1.5 ounces light rum
 .5 ounces dark rum 
1 piece fresh pineapple
2 cups of ice 

Mix all liquid ingredients together, serve over ice, and garnish with pineapple slice. 

Caipirinha

This Brazilian cocktail is made with Cachaca, which is Brazil’s most commonly distilled alcoholic beverage, just above rum. It was invented in 1918 in Sao Paulo and was given to Spanish Flu patients medicinally. Although we can’t speak to its actual medical powers, you can try it out at home today! 

.5 lime quartered
2.5 fluid ounces of Cachaca
1 tsp white sugar 
1 cup ice cubes 

Muddle limes and sugar in the bottom of a cup, serve cachaca over ice. 

Paloma

If you are a fan of a classic margarita, the Paloma is a great option to mix it up. It can be made with silver tequila and grapefruit soda, or grapefruit juice and club soda with lime. It is a fresh take on one of Mexico’s most classic drinks. 

1 grapefruit wedge 
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
1 tbs. fresh lime juice 
1 tsp. Sugar 
1/4 cup tequila 
1/4 cup club soda  

Kir Royal

This fancy cocktail will make you feel like you are sipping your bubbly at Versailles even if you are just in your living room. And although this drink will make you feel all done up, it is simple to make. A Kir Royal is champagne, and a liqueur called creme de cassis. To make, simply fill your champagne glass 2/3 full of creme de cassis and top with champagne.