The hot beach and a cool beverage go together like peanut butter and jelly or cheeseburgers and French fries. We love a good day at the beach almost as much as we enjoy sailing on our St. Pete catamaran. The sand in your toes, the ocean breeze, and glass in your hand. We may only serve beer and wine on board the JP Cat, but that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy other beach cocktails. Quench your thirst with these delicious drinks for the beach.
By muddling mint, aromatics are released, then sweet and tart elements of white rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and club soda are added. It’s lively and zippy, perfect for sweltering nights. This Key Lime Mojito is deliciously Florida. Try it out!
No summer, or beach, getaway is complete without a festive and tasty Mai Tai. Recipes greatly vary, but the original Polynesian cocktails stirs up rum, orange, curacao, orgeat syrup, and lime.
Local Recommendation: Jimmy B’s Beach Bar. It’s a little touristy, but live music, great sunsets, and of course a great mai tai more than makes up for it.
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For those who love hydration but want to skip the alcohol, coconut water is the optimal beach beverage. Known as “Mother Nature’s Sports Drink” coconut water fuels the body with high servings of potassium, electrolytes and natural sugar. We think it’s refreshing, cool and does the body good compared to its artificial counterparts.
These large-batch cocktails are perfect for a group beach day. You can choose red or white wine as a refreshing base that appeals to all palates. Make your beachy version combining passion fruit-, mango-, or citrus-flavored rum or vodka combined with kiwis, mango, and raspberries.
Beer Punch Cocktail
Beer cocktails are one of the most versatile drinks out there as they mix both the savory and the sweet. Let’s take a sip on the hoppy side because it’s perfect for the beach.
Simply combine Sprite, with pineapple juice, and a splash of orange juice when ready top off with you preferred beer (we like to put a Tampa favorite Jai Alai in ours). If you want to make it look fancy, you can throw sliced lemons, limes, and oranges. Store these on the top of the cooler so they don’t take on ice water as it melts.
At the beach, you’ll have to serve it on the rocks or choose a beachside restaurant if you prefer them frozen. These are also popular to pre-make for a crowd. Try adding tropical fruit purees, such as mango, for a sweet twist on the classic. Making your own purees is really easy and helps limit the amount of sugar. Every bit helps when keeping that bikini body on track right…?
Popular in songs and at local resorts, Pina Coladas dominate the summertime flavor. The Pina Colada originated in Puerto Rico? Pineapple, coconut, and rum are fused together to create a lip-smacking good time.
Using only three ingredients, a classic daiquiri is refined and elegant. The careful balance of aged rum, simple syrup, and lime juice keep this drink sophisticated yet refreshing.
For a beachy take on this cocktail, you can put them in pouches for individual servings that stay cold until you’re ready. Have kids in tow? We recommend you clearly label which ones are ‘mommy-juice’.
Your Perfect Day on the Water
After your trip to the beach, you can keep that beachy vibe going on the JP Cat. Whether you want to relax, sightsee Tampa Bay, or party it up – our St. Pete catamaran is the perfect day on the water. See floats your boat and book now!