The heat of summer is upon us, and one of our favorite ways to keep cool is with a refreshing cocktail. In our little slice of paradise, there are plenty of deliciously tropical creations to keep you hydrated all season long, but we’ve rounded up just a few of our favorites. From passion fruit to oranges, from frozen to effervescent, these summer libations will help you beat the Florida heat.
PASSION FRUIT DAIQUIRI
If you need to keep cool this summer, turn to a chilly and delicious passion fruit daiquiri. The tartness of passion fruit is perfectly complemented by daiquiri-sweetness – ideally enjoyed with a view of the beach.
The Main Sail will surely become your main drink. The cocktail starts with your choice of vodka or tequila mixed with a little fresh watermelon juice, ginger, lime, and a tangy mint. We’ll take two.
Tini Martini Bar
Pay homage to the beautiful state of Florida with an explosion of orange – orange vodka, orange juice, Cointreau, and amaretto. The folks behind the bar at Tini Martini clearly believe that you can never have enough orange.
WODKA FLOCKA FLAME
Ice Plant Bar
Lots of tropical freshness and a little bit of sweetness are delivered with pineapple, passion fruit, lime, honey, vodka, and bitters. We’re pretty sure that it tastes just like a perfect summer day feels.
Sometimes simplicity is best. So take a sip of this pineapple ginger mint shrub with a little tequila. It doesn’t take much to make a recipe for deliciousness and refreshment.
Doesn’t get much fresher than cucumber, cactus, lime, mint, thyme, and a splash of prosecco. It’s got a little bite with the mint, a little cactus for unusual flavor, and just a few bubbles for those of us that can’t get enough of effervescence.
St. Augustine Seafood Company
If there just isn’t enough heat in your summer, you’ve come to the right place. Hear us out – this cocktail has tequila, lime juice, pineapple juice, agave syrup, basil, ginger, and some delicious jalapeno. That pepper is all the heat you need.
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