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Best Classic Tropical Drinks

We all know them: the margarita, the daiquiri, the mai tai and their siblings. They come in dayglo colors and with more decorative umbrellas than strictly needed. Fruity drinks have always been seen as low-brow, the purview of pasty mid-westerners and sorority girls making fools of themselves in Cabo. But tropical drinks have a long and storied history. Look beyond the swill they serve at Señor Frog's and check out "real" tropical drinks below...
Queen's Park Swizzle
A venerable drink that uses a unique style of preparation and pleasantly mingles funky rum, mint, sugar, fresh lime juice and bitters over a lot of crushed ice to call to mind a hammock swaying gently in a trade winds breeze.
Hemingway Daiquiri
The one true classic of tropical drinks, in the style preferred by the man himself.
Cocktails With MAD MEN: The Mai Tai
"I gave the first two to Eastham and Carrie Guild, friends from Tahiti who were there that night. Carrie took one sip and said, 'Mai tai roa ae.' In Tahitian this means, 'out of this world, the best.' Well, that was that. I named the drink 'Mai Tai.'"
Pisco Sour Recipe - Traditional Peruvian Cocktail Drink with Grape Brandy
This South American cocktail is the national drink of Peru and Chile.
The Ramos Fizz
"To sip a Ramos Fizz on a hot day is to step into a sepia-toned world peopled with slim, brown-eyed beauties who smell of magnolias and freshly laundered linen, and tall, mustachioed gentlemen who never seem to work and will kill you if you ask them why."
Classic Cocktail drink Recipes: The Gin and Tonic Cocktail recipe.
The gin and tonic is one of the all time favorites of the classic cocktail family. One of the top ten classic cocktails. It is considered a highball cocktail. In some countries it is sold pre-mixed in a can! Often called simply as a "G and T". A true international cocktail.
El Presidente Cocktail - The 10-Minute Happy Hour
Once common in the 1920's thru the 40's, this drink has fallen off the radar in the United States is usually only found in Cuba.
Art of Drink: Margarita Cocktail
One of the crown jewels in the cocktail world is the Margarita. Like some of the classic French and Italian recipes every chef should know, the Margarita is something that every bartender knows. Since it's such a well known, and simple, cocktail you'd think getting a decent Margarita would be easy...
Spirits: Long live the Cuba Libre
Although it is refreshing and tasty, there's simply no getting around this fact: Rum and Coke is a lazy person's drink. It is the plastic-cup tipple of the all-inclusive resort, the roadside motel and, of course, the college dorm. Once upon a time...the rum and Coke had a little bit more going on...
Belize Rum Punch Recipe - Boat Drinks
A delicious, fruity and authentically Caribbean drink that packs a punch. After one sip, you'll be sinking into the Blue Hole.