5 Must Have Cocktails for Your Beach Vacation

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!

Mimosa Cocktails Fort Lauderdale Beach

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 11 am actually socially acceptable.

Where to Enjoy

Terra Mare. 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach.
The bottomless mimosa station [ pictured left ] features a fantastic assortment of fresh squeezed, tropical juices and fruits to adorn your champagne. Go for the Mango + OJ blend with some fresh raspberries on top because Summer in Florida means mangoes and lots of em. Available weekends only.

 

Pina Colada Fort Lauderdale Beach

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.

Where to Enjoy

B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale.
1140 Seabreeze Boulevard
There is no better place to enjoy the classic Tiki Cocktail, a Pina Colada, than B Ocean Resort, the host hotel of the annual tiki conference, The Hulkilau. Whether you sip and sup at the Wreck Bar while watching mermaids [and now Aquamen ] through a porthole, or stretch out poolside at The Salty Siren, you'll surely agree the Pina Colada is a vacation in a glass.

 

Mojito Fort Lauderdale Beach

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 favorite during his time in Cuba, Havana.

Where to Enjoy

Steelpan Kitchen & Bar. 999 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Featuring a menu based on flavors of the Islands and Caribbean, Steelpan's savory appetizers, small bites, entrées and inventive spins on familiar favorites extends to their mixology program too. Handcrafted concoctions are served up in unexpected presentations such as the MOJITO in five flavors [classic, strawberry, coconut, blackberry, mango] and specialty  TOASTED FROZEN COCONUT MOJITO, which on Thursday's is just $6. a cup.

 

Strawberry Daiquiri

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.

Where to Enjoy

Rock Bar.
219 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
If you're looking for a hot place to cool down, head over to Rock Bar. The restaurant/nightclub/ day club is the ideal setting to lounge with friends on the patio over lunch, dinner and liquid libations, or make new ones on the dance floor. Featuring an eclectic menu and oceanfront setting, it's their 45 oz jumbo drinks that always seem to compete with the eyes for attention.

 

Res Wine Sangria Fort Lauderdale Beach

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 crisp 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.

burlock coast sangria and tapas thursdayWhere to Enjoy

Burlock Coast. 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Best known for their modern-coastal fare, irreverent prohibition era spirit, and buzzing atmosphere,  Burlock Coast lives up to their promise of bringing hotel guests and locals an unprecedented food and beverage experience.  If you're seeking a sunset with sangria in hand, belly up for Tapas Thursday, where you can snack on $1. Oysters, $5 Tapas while sipping $5 Glasses of Sangria from 5 - 10 pm.

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