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The 8 Best Beach Drinks

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Whether you’re going to the beach or just want to feel like you’re there, these easy cocktails will instantly give you the tropical, sunshiney flavors you’re looking for. From rum cocktails to Margarita variations, these are the best beach drinks you can make, either at home or on the sandy shore.

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This big batch cocktail packs two great drinks (Sangria and the Margarita) into one refreshing pitcher. It’s made with both white wine and blanco tequila, and it’s enhanced with fresh citrus juices and slices. A handful of basil leaves gives the drink a savory, aromatic touch.

The Essentials

white wine
tequila
orange liqueur
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Every beach party needs some sort of Rum Punch. This one is a straight classic, made simply with rum, demerara syrup, lime juice and bitters. It’s a true rum-lover’s punch, and it’s easy to scale up for a whole crowd of rum devotees.

The Essentials

rum
Demerara Syrup
Lime Juice
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The Frozen Margarita gets an extra beachy makeover with this take on the classic happy hour cocktail. Creamy Coco Lopez meets mellow reposado tequila, lime juice and a touch of agave syrup for a chilly, indulgent drink.

The Essentials

Reposado Tequila
Coco Lopez
Lime
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Jäger in a beach drink? Trust us. The bittersweet spirit brings depth to this mix of coconut rum, pineapple juice, lime and seltzer. It’s a little tiki, a little frat party and a lot of delicious.

The Essentials

Jägermeister
Coconut Rum
Pineapple Juice
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This frozen cocktail takes your morning smoothie and turns it into a boozy, beach-ready beverage. Fresh strawberries and banana form the fruity base, while a mix of spiced rum and rhum agricole turns the cocktail into a grown-up affair.

The Essentials

spiced rum
lime juice
Frozen Strawberries
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This kicked up Piña Colada variation gets an injection of 151-proof rum for a serious beach party cocktail. An additional splash of amaretto gives the drink a delicious hit of nuttiness. The Piña Colada never knew what it was missing.

The Essentials

dark rum
Amaretto
pineapple juice
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Whiskey drinkers aren’t left out of this beach party. Shake up a few Mason jars of this bourbon-spiked blackberry lemonade before leaving the house, pack them on ice in a cooler, and you’ll be ready to party the second you hit the sand.

The Essentials

blackberries
bourbon
lemon juice
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This dangerously fruity summer cocktail combines both light and dark rums with banana liqueur, blackberry liqueur, and pineapple and orange juices. A splash of grenadine adds color and ensures you’ll have no idea how much alcohol is actually packed in this deceptive drink.

The Essentials

Juice
Liqueur
Rum

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