Is there something better than enjoying a cocktail at the beach, while listening to the relaxing sound of the waves? We decided to make a custom list in no particular order with our preferred beach cocktails for the beach.
As general advice, please avoid buying cocktails from the peddlers you can find at some beaches. You don’t know the hygiene and quality procedures used to prepare your cocktail. Better go to the bar of your resort, or to a bar in the nearby. We would prefer to bring our own cocktails from home than buying it to a peddler.
Having said that, below our list of favorite cocktails:
1. Caipirinha, originally from Brazil.
Prepared with sugar, lime and cachaça alcohol (fermented sugarcane juice), the caipirinha is originally from Brazil where you can find the drinks typically at the beach and the bars. There are many variations, mainly by adding fruits.
2. Margarita, originally from Mexico
Margaritas are made up of tequila, Cointreau and lime juice. They have to be served in a glass cup lined with salt. The origin country of this brew is Mexico and it is one of the most famous cocktails in the world.
3. Mojito, originally from Cuba
The exact origin of this beverage is subject to debate but probably it was La Havana, Cuba. It consists of white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. It is one of the most popular summer drinks.
4. Pina Colada, originally from Puerto Rico
It contains rum, pineapple, and coconut cream. Should be served in a sling glass. It is a very sweet drink although it has a high alcohol content.
5. Daiquiri, originally from Cuba
Rum, lime, and sugar are the most predominant ingredients on the Caribe. With those three ingredientes, many different cocktails are made, especially the Daiquiri. The daiquiri is attributed to an American mining engineer who was in Cuba around 1898.
Drink with moderation
As of last advice, please consume alcohol drinks with moderation, especially while at the beach. Drinking too much alcohol in the sun can lead to dehydration, heat stroke or exhaustion because alcohol is a diuretic, and the sun causes you to sweat to stay cool.
If you drink in the hot sun, you may loose fluids as twice as quickly and in this case alcohol will not help you to re hydrate. If you are at the beach and feel thirsty, maybe you should consider not only cocktails but also some fresh water!
Other risks you have to consider if drinking alcohol at the beach, are the boating accidents, or the risk of drowning. It is well known that people lose the ability to judge accurately or handle machinery the more they drink, because of that don’t drink if you have to drive a car or a boat.
You may lack needed coordination and energy to stay afloat when swimming or run the risk passing out.
Be careful, stay safe!