We’d like to start this one off by saying that you should drink responsibly. If you’re under the drinking age where you live, don’t drink. If you’re an alcoholic, don’t drink. Most of these scrumptious summer cocktails have virgin alternatives.
With that out of the way, let’s get to these drinks! We hope you’re thirsty bosses this summer.
1. Piña Colada

If you like piña coladas and getting songs stuck in your head. This is a classic that never gets old for getting your drink on at the beach. Made with rum, cream of coconut and pineapple juice, this Puerto Rican cocktail is a well-balanced island flavor explosion in your mouth. Since 1978, the piña colada has been the official beverage of Puerto Rico! Where is my stogie?!
2. Sex on the Beach

This cocktail has more variations than the act itself. You could say it’s fitting, but that would be a stretch!
The two most common ingredient lists to make a sex on the beach cocktail with are…
– Vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry juice.
– Vodka, black raspberry liqueur, melon liqueur, pineapple juice and cranberry juice.
Some variations also call for lemon juice, sugar syrup, orange juice, coconut rum (instead of vodka), grenadine and/or amaretto. The options are plentiful. The cocktail is generally shaken with ice, but there are also shot varieties of the drink!
3. Caipirinha

Brazil’s national cocktail is simply perfect to have at the beach. Made with cachaça (sugar cane liquor), sugar and lime, it’s simple and delicious. Serve this one on the rocks like a boss!
4. Mai-Tai

Made with rum, Curaçao liqueur and lime juice, the word “maita’i” actually means “good” in Tahitian, but we like to think this cocktail is even better than “good”. It’s freakin’ great!
5. Daiquiri

This is actually a family of cocktails. There are many variations, but the main ingredients are rum, citrus and sugar (or another sweetener). Invented in Cuba, Daiquiri is also the name of a beach near Santiago, Cuba. If that doesn’t make this a perfect beach drink, we have no idea what could! It’s named after a damn beach!
6. Margarita

There are three ways to serve a margarita. On the rocks, blended with ice or straight up. Always with salt on the glass’s rim. If there is no salt on the rim, send it back ladies & gentlemen. No salt on a margarita glass is like no maple syrup on pancakes. It’s wrong! The ingredients are tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice. Simple, but highly effective to get you hammered.
While there are many different varieties of margaritas available, the original is obviously what we’d recommend. The origin of the margarita cocktail is unclear, but it was most likely invented somewhere in Mexico.
7. Mojito

Another Cuban drink for the list, but this one is a highball (a mixed drink composed of an alcoholic base spirit and a large amount of non-alcoholic mixer). The Mojito is made with five ingredients: White rum, sugar cane juice, lime juice, sparkling water and mint (originally spearmint or yerba buena).
If you like it a little dirty, substitute spiced rum for the white rum and brown sugar syrup for the sugar cane juice to make yourself a Dirty Mojito. A virgin Mojito is called a Nojito.
8. Killer Bee

It was invented at Sunshine’s Beach Bar and Grill on a small island in the Caribbean Sea called Nevis. The exact recipe remains a secret as far as we know. It’s a rum punch, so the ingredients are probably along the lines of rum, passion fruit juice, club soda, honey, lime juice, nutmeg and Angostura bitters. This one isn’t as well known as the others on this list, but many people travel to Nevis just to try this!
While we could go on with other beach drinks, we’ve covered the elite 8 and that’s plenty for true bosses. We hope you indulge in these drinks responsibly and enjoy whatever time you’re able to spend at the beach this summer!