On our recent trip to Costa Rica, my boyfriend and I took advantage of our all-inclusive resort’s many bars and poolside drink service in order to taste test any mixed drinks we may have been too hesitant to spend money on at a normal bar. After extensive trial and error, we present to you the best drinks to try on your Costa Rica vacation:
By far Kevin’s favorite drink of the trip, the Piña Colada is a blended cocktail made with rum, coconut cream or milk, and pineapple juice and is garnished with a pineapple.
A mojito is a combination of white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. You can also get it in different flavors, which is why this versatile cocktail is always one of my favorite drinks.
A Bahama Mama is a deliciously slushy mix of rum, rum with coconut flavoring, grenadine, orange juice, and pineapple juice. And like almost every other tropical cocktail, it’s garnished with a pineapple slice.
We got to try this cocktail because of Kevin’s good deed: A woman nearby at the pool had been trying to get her husband to order her another mudslide, but her husband seemingly didn’t hear her, so Kevin ordered one for her. Turns out her husband had ordered her one, so we got a new drink recommendation and I found one of my newest favorite drinks. A mudslide is basically a dessert. It’s blended Kahlúa, vodka and Irish cream liqueur, so it tastes like Ireland and I’m all for that.
Is it really a hurricane if it isn’t served in the hurricane glass? Regardless, you can still get this rum, fruit juice, and grenadine mixed drink, just make sure you avoid any actual tropical storms.
Sex on the Beach
This scandalously named cocktail is relatively simple, mixing vodka, cranberry juice, peach schnapps, and orange juice. This one’s garnished with an orange slice, just in case you were getting tired of the pineapple garnishes.
This cocktail is made of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine served unmixed and garnished with an orange slice. You can drink a tequila sunrise on the beach at sunrise if you’re really feeling tropical.
Every day is like Sunday Brunch when you’re staying on the beach, so of course every breakfast we had was accompanied by a mimosa, a simple cocktail of champagne and orange juice. Pro tip: when it’s serve-yourself mimosas, you can make it with 90% champagne and 10% orange juice if you really want.
What’s your favorite mixed drink? Give me some recommendations in the comments!