A visit to Fort Lauderdale Beach is never complete without a cocktail in hand. From a crazy girls night out to a romantic wind-down by the beach, sailing down the intracoastal to a chill-out session by the pool, we assure you – there is, and will be, a cocktail for every hour and every occasion.
And whether you're a local from around the corner, or visiting Fort Lauderdale Beach from around the world, below is our list of five must have cocktails and where and when to drink them while on your beach vacation. Cheers!
1. For the late morning chill-out sessions, grab a Mimosa.
Rise and shine with a mimosa – a combination of pulpy, refreshing orange juice and bubbly champagne. This morning beverage is the perfect companion to your brunch in your room, by the pool or dining by the beach. The best part? It makes drinking cocktails at 11am actually socially acceptable.
2. For suntans on the beach, go for a Pina Colada.
With the sand in your toes and sun in the sky, the only thing missing is a cooling tropical drink in hand. When it comes to making these tasty frozen cocktails, you’ll have to trust the Puerto Ricans. Originating from the Caribbean, the Piña Colada consists of dark rum, tangy pineapple juice and coconut cream.
3. For the midday perk-me-up, Mint Mojitos are the way to go.
Give your senses a refreshing perk-me-up with a midday mint mojito. The sour lime balances out the potent rum, and the mint leaves will send chills down your throat – in a good way of course! This is a cocktail for those who enjoy a bright, inspiring kick in the taste buds. After all, the mojito was said to be Ernest Hemingway’s personal favourite during his time in Cuba, Havana.
4. In case of late afternoon melt-downs, save yourself with a Strawberry Daiquiri.
Not a fan of cocktails with strong alcoholic taste? Then a frozen strawberry Daiquiri would be perfect for your sweet tooth. A concoction of rum, lime, strawberry syrup and ice, this sweet treat is basically a frozen alcoholic slushie. And yes, it will save you from the hot sweltering heat.
5. Winding down by the sea? Red Wine Sangria will be your best match.
Originating from Spain, Sangria is essentially red wine infused with zesty citrus and crispy apple flavors.
The darker notes and deeper flavors make it a perfect drink for that romantic dinner getaway by the beach. Imagine this with the setting evening sun as the backdrop and the sound of flamenco music in the background.
Feeling thirsty already? Remember to stay hydrated, have fun, and look super chic!
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