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3 Cocktail Recipes With Vacation Vibes


Article by Kate Baxendale

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

If being stuck at home is giving you the blues, then fun and fruity cocktails are a must! Try your hand at these classic tiki cocktail recipes, which are made with rum and tropical fruit juices. Serve them up in festive glassware—and don't forget the garnish! Cheers!

How to Make a Real Mai Tai Cocktail

According to Caroline Pardilla, a writer for Eater, the Mai Tai is the most misinterpreted cocktail—and it demands some respect. In her article You Deserve a Mai Tai — A Real One, That Is, the author explains the history of the Mai Tai and its significance in the tiki movement. Read on for an interesting history lesson, then learn how to make a real Mai Tai—one that does not contain a trace of orange or pineapple juice.

Shake Up a Blue Hawaii

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Enter textThe Blue Hawaii—not to be confused with the Blue Hawaiian, which is made with creme de coconut—was invented in Honolulu in 1957. Its beautiful blue color and its tropical flavors will transport you to the beaches of Hawaii. Get the recipe from

Painkiller Tiki Cocktail

A Painkiller is a classic tiki cocktail that's fun to sip while on an island vacation. Bring the beach to your home with this recipe from The Spruce Eats, but be warned—Painkillers are creamy and delicious but strong AF.