12 Tiki Drinks That Will Immediately Transport You to a Tropical Island (In Your Mind)
Classic margaritas take on vacation-fantasy status when youapour in a healthy splash of pineapple juice and plump blueberries. (Try freezing the blueberries for ice cubes, so you don't dilute the cocktail goodness.)
Drink snob or not, you can't deny that drinking is always, always more enjoyable when the cocktail is bright blue (or any color that doesn't occur in nature).
No tiki drink round-up is complete without a classic colada, considering it's impossible to sip one of these and not imagine yourself poolside.
The best part of sangria? It's a snack and an alcoholic beverage. This version, which you can load up with as much fruit as you'd like, tastes delicious out of a hollowed-out pineapple. (As do most drinks.)
FIRE DRAGON JUICE
Dragon fruit lends these impossibly refreshing cocktails a beautiful purple color.
What's a tacky tiki cocktail without a generous garnish of maraschino cherries? Answer: nothing. These pink drinks are sweet, fruity and best enjoyed when you're questioning why you even bother living so far from the beach.
TROPICAL TEQUILA PUNCH
Make a pitcher of this sweet punch. Throw a party. Repeat.
Ahh, a tropical twist on your standard mojito – it's love at first sip.
Last mojito twist, we promise. But who doesn't love fresh mint in the summer? And some ice cold prosecco, which blends fantastically with rum and lime juice.
'THE PERFECT' TIKI DRINK
For those looking to class up their tiki-drinking experience, try out this ambitiously named Perfect Tiki Drink, which has grapefruit bitters, spiced rum and fresh pineapple juice. (Oh, and it basically requires a flower garnish.)