Stuck at home, but ready to explore the world? Planning your next vacation and looking for some inspiration? We’ve got a little spirited reprieve from your day-to-day life. Get ready to “virtually” pack your bags and travel with these best cocktails from around the world. Sip at home and dream of future plans to travel to far-flung destinations.
Piña Colada in Puerto Rico
“If you like piña coladas, And getting caught in the rain. If you’re not into yoga. If you have half a brain. If you like making love at midnight In the dunes on the cape. Then I’m the love that you’ve looked for Write to me, and escape. – Pina Colada Song by Ruper Holmes” Photo: Caribe Hilton
Jet off to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the iconic Caribe Hilton invented one of the best cocktails from around world, (especially for beach vacations) the Piña Colada in 1954. The resort’s bartender, Ramón “Monchito” Marrero, created the famed cocktail while attempting to come up with a fun, refreshing, welcome drink for guests.
Sip on a pina colada. Soak up the sun at the hotel’s secluded beach, oceanfront swimming pools, and beachside hammocks. Explore with on-site snorkeling and ‘snuba’, practice your backswing at the Monica Puig tennis center, indulge at the spa, or feast at one of the on-site dining options that include Morton’s Steakhouse.
If you’ve had one too many Piña Coladas, the property offers a variety of unique twists on the classic drink including piña colada-inspired French toast and spa treatments.
Aruba, Aloe & Healthy Cocktails
Aruba Mule, aloe-infused, – one of the best cocktails from around the world. Photo: Aruba Marriott
With an outdoor pool facing the Caribbean Ocean, Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club offers an on-site spa, casino and fine dining — and signature drinks. Photo: Aruba Marriott Resort
A tropical scene of palapas and sparkling turquoise waters, the Aruba Marriott Resort provides a picture-perfect oasis on Palm Beach. This upscale getaway offers the largest accommodations on the island, nine restaurants, and bars, including the toes-in-the-sand restaurant Atardi. Of course, you can always just chill and enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the resort’s swim-up bar.
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Il Salviatino offers an off-road tour through the vineyards of Chianti aboard a vintage Jeep.
When in Tuscany, Italy, the luxury villa Il Salviatino offers an off-road tour through the vineyards of Chianti aboard a vintage Jeep. The adventure includes stops at the area’s top wineries for a total of 15 wine tastings, complete with an authentic Tuscan lunch.
Back on property, you’ll enjoy all sorts of local reds from La Terrazza, the property’s outdoor terrace which offers beyond-belief views of its colorful Italian gardens and the Florentine skyline with its iconic Duomo.
Moscow Mules On a Beach
Best cocktails around the world include the Caribbean Mule Photo: Wymara Resort
Jet off to Grace Bay Beach, in Turks & Caicos, where Wymara Resort & Villas’ rosé-themed beach bar, Pink Bar, puts a twist on the classic cocktail with spiced rum. The Caribbean Mule will satisfy your tropical beach and Insta-worthy cocktail dreams.
For an extra exclusive escape, book one of Wymara’s seven swanky villas, ranging from four to five bedrooms and offering a system of cascading decks that lead to an overwater swim platform with direct access to the protected bright blue waters of Turtle Tail.
Margaritas in Mexico
Travel the world and order from JW Marriott Cancun‘s more than 150 margarita menu. including this mezcalina.
Influenced by the rich culture of Mexico, the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa serves 150 different margaritas await at the Lobby Bar.
Yes, you read that correctly – 150 different varieties of tequilas, including silver, reposado, and añejo varieties. The menu is broken into four categories: Classic, Modern, Fusion, and Exotic. Flavors range from a Prosecco Margarita to a Mango-rita. The Margaritas Menu also incorporates non-traditional elements such as black tea, beetroot, black mole sauce, and Serrano chili peppers.
Cocktails with Blue Curaçao Liqueur
Curacao adds fun colors and vibrant tastes to tropical cocktails.
Ready for more of the best cocktails from around the world in Curaçao, otherwise known as the “C” of the ABC Islands? While many imitations exist, the genuine/original version is exclusively distilled and bottled at Landuis Chobolobo, a historic estate on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao. The refreshing bright blue liqueur is crafted from dried peels of the Laraha oranges and blended with eight secret spices.
Interested in Curaçao’s other blues? You’ll love the electric blue waters at the island’s 35 cove-like beaches, the blue houses in downtown Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the live blues music often heard throughout the trendy area of Pietermaai. Paired with the island’s diverse heritage, arid landscape, and distinct European architecture, Curaçao remains a hidden gem in the Caribbean.
Martinis in Iceland
One of the best cocktails in the world: Midnight Sun Martini at Hotel Ranga in Iceland
Hotel Ranga is a lux lodge set in the secluded countryside of the South Coast of Iceland, where the land of fire and ice is famous for its magical Northern Lights in the winter. It’s also known for its Midnight Sun in the summer, a natural phenomenon that brightens up the atmosphere for about 24 hours.
Whatever the season, following a long day of chasing waterfalls, riding Icelandic horses, or traversing ice caves with a fruit-forward Midnight Sun Martini at the bar at Hotel Ranga. Or opt for an extra shot in your Ranga Espresso Martini so that you can stay up late with the sun or to catch an appearance of the Aurora Borealis (don’t worry, the hotel offers Northern Lights wake up calls).
Hotel Ranga offers a front seat to the big show in the sky but is also centrally located for exploring Iceland’s surrounding natural beauty. After a long day, there’s no place better to relax with a drink in hand than in one of Hotel Rangá’s continent-themed suites, outdoor, geo-thermal heated hot tubs, or with a stellar stargazing session with a resident astronomer at the property’s on-site, hi-tech observatory complete with a roll-off roof.
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All the Rum
Rum, rum, rum swizzle in Negril, Jamaica Photo: Hedonism II
Situated on the white sand beach of Negril, Jamaica, Hedonism II, wrapped in what appears to be the world’s most iconic clothing-optional resort. For those ready for an adventure, this is actually an unsuspecting, life-changing getaway.
Famous for its strict judgment-free zone, this adults-only, all-inclusive beachfront property serves as a haven for those of all shapes, sizes, and sexualities. Get ready to escape society’s standards and create your own uninhibited experiences – while sipping on delicious cocktails.
The Rum Swizzle, a Hedo favorite, dates back to the mid-18th century and is known for making guests ‘swizzle’ out of their clothes after a few.
Best Cocktails Around the World With Seasonal Fruit
Jade Mountain created a signature Mango Madness cocktail in honor of this seasonal summer favorite.
St. Lucia’s stunning Jade Mountain resort features mango trees on the property and hosts an annual Mango Madness Festival each June. Guests can participate in mango dinners, mixology lessons, farm tours, and more.
From the resort’s architecture, the open-walled sanctuaries with unobstructed views of the Pitons, to locally sourcing their food from their private, organic farm, Jade Mountain completely immerses its guest into St. Lucia’s environment in every way it can.
Order a Set Sail Spritz at Hyatt Centric Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale.
The brand-new Hyatt Centric Las Olas just opened inside Fort Lauderdale‘s tallest skyscraper. The 238-room property features a sophisticated, yet laid-back ambiance with close proximity to the area’s beaches, local art museums, galleries, and cultural institutions. Paying homage to Lauderdale’s local yachting culture, the property’s Harborwood Urban Kitchen & Bar features doors that open right onto bustling Las Olas Boulevard.
Order a Set Sail Spritz made with St-Germain, Vermouth, Aperitif, mint, hints of lemon, and prosecco. Once you’ve taken a sip of this refreshing drink you’ll feel like you’ve just embarked on an adventure at sea while taking advantage of some of the area’s best people-watching.
Barnsley Resort has its own Woodford Reserve Blend, and the perfect way to unwind after a day of outdoor adventures.
Jet off to North Georgia, darlin’! Here, the 3,000-acre resort meets playground, Barnsley Resort, offers ladies the “Aim High” package — one of the inclusions being a bourbon tasting flight at its newly renovated restaurant, Woodlands Grill. The package includes an expert-led clay shooting lesson at the resort’s Beretta Shooting Grounds by High Adventure Company as well as luxury cottage accommodations.
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