8 Tropical Cocktails That'll Make You Feel Like You're on Vacation

There may or may not be a Hawaiian luau in your near future. But a delightfully transporting pina colada? You can make that happen.

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Who says you have to be poolside in Bali to drink a pina colada? A tropical trip might not fit in your budget right now, but fun, fruity cocktails are legal anywhere (well, as long as you're 21!). You don't have to get your next mojito, daiquiri, or other tropical drink at a swim-up bar. How about making one at home? Go ahead and break out the paper umbrellas and the fun fruit garnishes, and chill out with one of these fabulous cocktails.

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Passionfruit Hurricane

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Rum and an array of tropical fruit juices combine for this passionfruit-infused take on the classic tropical cocktail. (Bonus: The hurricane is also a favorite drink in New Orleans if you're planning a Mardi Gras or other Big Easy-themed event!)

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Pina Colada

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One of the most popular tropical cocktails (seriously, it has its own theme song), this concoction of rum, pineapple, and coconut can be blended in just a few minutes.

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Mai Tai

Mai Tai
Antonis Achilleos

Almond syrup and pineapple juice add some intriguing flavor undertones to this rum-based tropical cocktail. (Don't forget to add a slice of pineapple to garnish!) This drink was so popular during the '40s and '50s that it allegedly caused a Jamaican rum shortage.

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Boozy Dole Whip

boozy dole whip
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If you love the classic Disney dessert, you'll love it even more in tropical cocktail form. Frozen pineapple, bananas, and coconut milk are blended with rum (or skip the rum for a mocktail for the kids).

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Looking for something a little fresher in your tropical cocktail? Meet the mojito, with its mint and lime flavor profile.

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Classic Margaritas
Aya Brackett

You can't beat a classic cocktail—and this salt-rimmed favorite with lime juice, tequila, and Cointreau is great on the rocks, or frozen in your blender.

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Pirate Passionfruit Mule

Mule Passion Fruit Cocktail

This tweak on the mule calls for passion fruit puree, rum, and pineapple, in addition to the essential ginger beer.

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Frozen Sunset Daiquiris

Sunset Daiquiri

These fun layered frozen cocktails may look tricky to make, but all you need is a blender, frozen fruit, and plenty of ice. You can get creative with the liquor, too—try it with tequila instead of rum, or as a fresh and festive mocktail.

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