Impress your party guests with these awesome resort cocktails

Impress your party guests with these awesome resort cocktails

TORONTO — Let’s not kid ourselves, one of the best parts of an all-inclusive vacation is the drinks.

From margaritas and mojitos to daiquiris and mai tais, the open-bar concept at all-inclusive resorts is simply too hard to resist. And for some reason, whether it’s the laidback vibe of a resort or the sweetness of local ingredients, a cold, refreshing drink always seems to taste better while on vacation.

But now there’s an easy way for you to recreate your vacay memories at home – all you need is some ice, a few ingredients and a shaker.

In celebration of National Cocktail Day (March 24), Allegro Hotels, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, Occidental Hotels & Resorts, Resorts World Bimini and Royal Hideaway Playacar have all released the recipes of some of their best tropical cocktails. Although they won’t be served poolside by a charming butler or handed to you across a swim-up bar, these tasty concoctions will be the highlight of any party and transport you and your guests back to sunnier times.

ALLEGRO COZUMEL: Cucumber & Jalapeño Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cucumber (cut into ¼-inch rounds)
  • ¼ Jalapeño Pepper
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • 2.25 oz Vodka
  • Ice

Instructions:

In a cocktail shaker, add 3 cucumber slices, the jalapeño pepper and simple syrup. Using a muddler, gently crush the cucumber mixture. Fill shaker with ice and add vodka. Strain and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with cucumber slice and serve.

BARCELO BAVARO GRAND RESORT: Sex on Bávaro Beach

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 1.7 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1.5 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1.5 oz Orange Juice
  • Ice Cubes
  • Lemon Slices

Instructions:

Pour the peach schnapps and vodka into the highball glass, followed by the cranberry and ice. Top the cocktail with orange juice.

OCCIDENTAL COZUMEL: Kiss Me Quick

Ingredients:

  • 12oz Fresh Raspberries
  • 4oz Absolut Raspberry vodka
  • 8oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1oz Grenadine

Instructions:  

Rim a martini glass with sugar and grenadine. Muddle raspberries and mix in shaker with the rest of ingredients. Pour into the martini glass and serve.

ROYAL HIDEAWAY PLAYACAR: Royal Cucumber Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz of Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 1.5 oz Fresh Cucumber
  • .25 oz of Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • Ice

Instructions:

Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with the fresh cucumber, lime juice and brown sugar. Shake well and add the gin and the ice before serving it in a martini glass. Garnish with a shaved cucumber.

RESORTS WORLD WIMINI: Caribbean Queen Daiquiri

Ingredients:

  • 3.5 oz ice cubes
  • 1 oz sugar syrup 2:1
  • 4 oz sour mix
  • 3 oz Island Oasis strawberry mix
  • 1 oz pomegranate liqueur
    1 oz Margaritaville (silver) Tequila

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients into a Boston tin cup. Add fresh ice, pour into a blending cup and mix until smooth. Por mix into a serving glass and

top off with Margaritaville Tequila. Garnish with a fresh slice of tropical fruit or a lime wheel.