Drinks That You Must Try by the Beach
Let’s say that you want to visit one of the many beautiful beaches in the Philippines and liquor is your thing. Did you know that cocktails were originally enjoyed by the beach? Many popular mixed drinks today originated from the Caribbean and some of these were even mixed by vendors at the beach itself! Now, this seems one epic experience.
To give you a clue, here are some of the drinks that you definitely need to try while watching the shoreline break:
This drink has been popular in the Caribbean since the 1800s but was only perfected in the 1950s by a bartender named Ramon Marrero. Originally, this mixture consisted of pineapple, coconut, and rum slurry. It was only when Marrero used coconut cream instead of actual coconut did the drink become world famous.
If you want an alcoholic drink that will also give you a sugary punch, then this one is for you! This is a drink from Cuba made from lime, sugar/syrup, and aged rum. The usual Daiquiri is just chilled but you can turn this into its perfect summer counter part by mixing it with crushed ice.
This is the drink—as mentioned above—that is served by vendors on the beach. The Caipirinha, a Brazilian drink, is made from sugar, lime, and cachaça but multiple variations can be made by mixing it with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, caju (cashew fruit), passion fruit, mango, or kiwi.
You could try something with a little more class and history with this drink. The Mai Tai was the go-to drink in the 1940s and 1950s for a semi-formal party during the summer. A Tahitian guest once called it “maita’i ro’a ‘ae” which means “out of this world”—this is where the drink got its name.
This mix of rum, orange curaçao, orgeat syrup (made from almonds), and lime will definitely have you feeling that way. It could make a romantic beach night one that you will never forget.
Another drink from Cuba, this is considered by many to be the perfect rum cocktail. This classic is a mixture of rum, lime, mint, sugar, and soda water. This drink is usually served with ice, making it a perfect drink to bring to the beach either with or without the sun up. Also, if you like your literary references, you can strike up a good conversation by bringing up that this drink is Ernest Hemmingway’s favourite.
A horchata is a beverage made from rice, which originates from Mexico. This drink is already delicious on its own, but you can add some more fun to this drink by adding rum, brandy, or a vanilla liqueur.
Here’s some tip: try it during brunch or as a nightcap the day after your wild night out. It will completely refresh you!
The next time you go to the beach, try having these delicious yet strong drinks. Bring a couple of cocktails, dig your toes in the sand, and enjoy a nice conversation with the your loved one! You’ll find that the soft sand goes perfectly with these yummy drinks and the alcohol will help you let go and enjoy your day at the beach.