5 Drinks to Have in the Sand

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You’ve got your suntan lotion, beach towel, flip-flops, sandcastle building materials, and swim trunks. Now where’s the drink in your hand? A good beach experience is only complete with a tropical drink to keep you cool. And whether you take it with some extra kick, or serve them to the whole family alcohol-free, these 5 drinks will surely brighten up your day even further:

Pina Colada A.K.A the Beach Classic
Ingredients (Serves 4)
•  ½ Cup Rum
•  ½ Cup Coconut Cream
•  ¼ Cup Coconut Milk
•  ¼ Cup Pineapple Chunks
•  Sliced Pineapple, for garnish, optional
•  Marashcino Cherry, for garnish, optional

•  Fill blender halfway with ice
•  Add Rum, Coconut Cream, Coconut Milk, and Pineapple Chunks
•  Puree
•  Serve with optional Pineapple and Cherry Garnish
Recipe Provided by Food Network

Bay Breeze  A.K.A. the Down-easter A.K.A Hawaiian Sea Breeze A.K.A Easy Breezy
Ingredients (Serves 1)
•  1 Tumbler
•  1 ½ oz. Vodka
•  Fill with Grapefruit Juice
•  Splash of Cranberry Juice

•  Add Vodka, Cranberry Juice, and  to Tumbler with Ice
•  Tumble
•  Strain
•  Serve in Old Fashioned Glass
Recipe Provided by What to Drink.com

Hurricane A.K.A. Aptly Named for Its Possibly Devastating Effects
Ingredients (Serves 1)
•  1 Oz Vodka
•  Oz Gin
•  1 Oz Light Rum
•  ½ Oz 151 Proof Rum (optional)
•  1 Oz Amaretto
•  1 Oz Triple Sec
•  Grapefruit Juice
•  Pineapple Juice
•  Grenadine

•  Combine Vodka, Gin, Rum(s), Amaretto, & Triple Sec into tall hurricane style glass
•  Pour equal parts Grapefruit Juice and Pineapple Juice until full
•  Add Grenadine to taste
Recipe Provided by: Webtender.com

Bahama Mamma
Ingredient (Serves 1)
•  ½ Oz Rum
•  ½ Oz Coconut Flavored Rum
•  ½ Oz Grenadine Syrup
•  1 Oz Orange Juice
•  1 Oz Pineapple Juice
•  1 Cup Crushed Ice
•  Blender

•  Combine Rum(s), Grenadine, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, & Ice into Blender
•  Blend until Slushy
•  Enjoy
Recipe Provided by: All Recipes.com

Lava Flow A.K.A Lava Go
Ingredients (Serves 1)
•  1 Oz Light Rum
•  1 Oz Coconut Rum
•  2 Oz Strawberry Puree
•  1 Banana
•  2 Oz Pineapple Juice
•  2 Oz Coconut Cream
•  Blender

•  Blend Banana, Coconut Cream, and Pineapple Juice in Blender, set aside
•  In Hurricane Glass, mix together both Rums and Strawberry Puree
•  Slowly add Banana/Coconut/Pineapple concoction to Strawberry Puree
•  Watch the Lava Flow

This information, in the wrong hands, could still make a pretty good drink. So what are you waiting for? Reapply the SPF, don’t’ forget the sunglasses, and keep cool on the beach with one of these fantastic drinks.

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