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15 Tropical Drinks (Refreshing & YUM!)

Delicious tropical drinks are fun to sip on all summer! These tropical drinks are perfect for a summer party, Hawaiian luau party or simply sipping on by the pool on a hot summer day.

Enjoy tropical drinks with tropical fruit flavors such as coconut, orange, pineapple and banana. Grab your mini drink umbrellas and make one of these fantastic tropical drink recipes.

Tropical Drinks collage.


Tropical Drinks are the best way to cool off in the summer and feel like you’ve just escaped on an island vacation.

You may not be in an oasis, but these cocktails taste like you’re looking out over the beach and the lapping waves of the ocean. Delicious and cold fruity drinks are a staple in paradise and there’s no reason you can’t make them at home.

Try these recipes and sit out on the back deck, lounge by the pool or simply enjoy a hot summer day.

Hawaiian Tropical Drinks

Hawaii is known for its tropical drinks along with its beautiful beaches and warm weather.

These cocktails are distinctively Hawaiian and oh so delicious. In fact, these three are the most popular and can be found at almost every bar in the island chain.

Mai Tai

This authentic Hawaiian Mai Tai is the ultimate Luau drink with two kinds of rum and orange curacao liqueur. Along with splashes of vanilla and almond syrups to combine all the essential island flavors into one amazing tropical drink.

Mai Tai tropical drink with pineapple garnish.


Lava Flow Drink

The Lava Flow got its name because of how it looks. Using a special mixing order, the strawberry puree will creep up the sides of the hurricane glass resembling a Hawaiian lava flow.

It’s a delectable mixture of coconut, banana, strawberry and pineapple.  Without any ice, this is the ultimate creamy drink.

Lava Flow tropical drink by the pool with a tropical drink umbrella and pineapple slice for garnish.



Blue Hawaiian

The Blue Hawaiian is a gorgeous Blue Curacao cocktail with cream of coconut and rum. Tastes similar to a Pina Colada, but on the rocks and it’s blue! This is one of the prettiest cocktails to serve.

Blue Hawaiian tropical drink by the pool.


Tropical Drinks with Rum

Rum drinks make popular tropical drinks since rum is typically made in the islands. Mix rum with sweet fruity flavors and you’ll have an instant island vacation.

From Bacardi, Pusser’s Rum to Malibu Coconut rum, these cocktails have it all.


The Painkiller is the most famous drink in the BVI’s where it was created at the Soggy Dollar Bar. Rum, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, orange juice and a dusting of nutmeg makes this tropical drink a dream.

Painkiller drink up close.



Strawberry Rum Punch

This extra refreshing delicious strawberry rum punch is made with rum, strawberry daiquiri mix, limeade and ginger ale. It’s effervescent, strawberry sweet and tasty.

Tropical Drink Strawberry rum punch drink with fresh strawberry and limes for garnish.



Mermaid Water

Another fun blue drink made with pineapple juice, Blue Curacao and 2 kinds of rum yum. It’s a gorgeous blue-green cocktail that’s goes down easy.

Blue Mermaid Water tropical drink with lime wheels and tropical drink umbrella by the pool.



Creamy Pina Colada

The ultimate tropical drink? It might be! This Pina Colada recipe is the one our family has used for over 50 years. It’s the perfect mix, creamy and easy to make in a large batch.

Pina Colada with Whipped Cream Close up.



Electric Smurf

The Electric Smurf doesn’t sound like a tropical drink, but it’s a combination of coconut rum, blue curacao and pineapple juice topped with lemon-lime soda. That’s absolutely an island drink!

Tropical Drinks: Electric Smurf Malibu Rum cocktail.



Dirty Monkey

A delicious frozen tropical drink recipe with flavors of banana, pineapple, coconut and Kahlua with drizzles of chocolate. It’s one of the most popular tropical drinks at beach resorts for a good reason!

Hurricane glass filled with Dirty Monkey tropical cocktail and a tropical drink umbrella.


Tropical Drinks with Vodka

These tropical cocktail recipes with vodka are cool, refreshing and deliciously easy to drink too!

Blue Lagoon

This bright blue cocktail is a mix of Blue Curacao, vodka and lemonade which is perfect for summer. It’s such a fun and refreshing drink recipe plus it’s absolutely gorgeous to serve to guests.

Tropical drink: The Blue Lagoon with lemon and cherries for garnish.



Pineapple Strawberry Vodka Slush

Pineapple and strawberries always go great together and this vodka slush proves it.

Pineapple Strawberry slush drink with pineapple chunks and fresh strawberries for garnish.



Dirty Banana

Similar to the Dirty Monkey above, but this Dirty Banana is made with vodka and does not include pineapple juice. It’s a mix of coconut, Kahlua, banana (of course!) and heavy cream.

A frozen delight that goes down way too easy. Most popular in the Caribbean Islands, the creamy banana with chocolate is always a hit.

Dirty Banana tropical drink with beach background.


Easy Tropical Drink Recipes

Who doesn’t love easy tropical drink recipes? Sometimes we’re ready for that delicious cocktail in our hand but don’t want to spend a lot of time making it (or making a mess to clean up).

No blender required! Here are a few quick and easy drinks that are absolutely wonderful to sip on over the summer.

Tropical Bay Breeze

Almost identical to the Malibu Bay Breeze, but this Tropical Bay Breeze includes a little more pineapple juice and the addition of Grenadine as an added sweetener. Smooth and fresh!

Tropical Bay Breeze Drink with Lime Wheel Garnish Upclose.



Crown Peach Beach Drink

Peach Crown Royal is the best peach-infused flavored whisky. In this Peach Beach drink, the peach flavor melds perfectly with pineapple juice and orange juice. It’s one of my favorite cocktails!

Peach Beach drink with fresh peach slice and pineapple slices.



Pineapple Rum Punch

Pineapple juice and rum come together for the easiest tropical drink. Top with lemon-lime soda and (optional) bitters for a super refreshing pineapple and rum cocktail.

Pineapple rum punch tropical drink with a cherry and pineapple chunk garnish on a bamboo style placemat.


Summer isn’t complete without delicious tropical drinks. I hope you find a new recipe that brightens your day and you find a few tropical drinks to make you feel like you’re on vacation.


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