These Tropical Cocktails Will Transport You to the Beach Anytime of Year
Order a daiquiri in Havana today and you're likely to have a cocktail somewhere between what we know as the Hemingway (with the addition of grapefruit and maraschino liqueur) and a classic. In this version, we use a sparing measure of Luxardo Maraschino—a huge upgrade from what you'll find in Cuba proper—lending a hint of its complex, bittersweet cherry flavor. Get the recipe for Cuban-Style Daiquiri » Matt Taylor-Gross
The Hurricane Club’s #77
This perfectly tropical cardamom and cinnamon-spiced coconut-rum drink is served in a coconut shell at New York tiki restaurant Hurricane Club. Get the recipe for
The Hurricane Club’s #77
A spicy mango syrup and a touch of saline solution are teamed with the usual rum and Campari in this modern take on the classic tiki cocktail Jungle Bird.
The ultimate vacation drink, this rum-based pineapple cocktail is enriched with cream of coconut and half-and-half.
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Benjamin Jones of Clement rum distillery in Martinique shared his recipe for this cool, bracing cocktail, his country’s national drink.
Smoky mezcal and sweet dark rum combine to form a unified spirit in this Cuban-inspired cocktail from Jason Asher of Counter Intuitive. Bittersweet Campari and fruity Cherry Heering add balance while cinnamon syrup adds a spicy, warming bite.
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This neon-hued curaçao punch features vodka, pineapple juice, and sour mix.
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Leo Robitschek of Eleven Madison Park crafted this cocktail in honor of our 21st birthday, inspired by SAVEUR’s global influence. “While your average 21-year-old is spending their birthday getting a little too familiar with Jagermeister and Miller High-Life—not that there’s anything wrong with that—SAVEUR has already been around the world,” he says. “She’s sampled the best, and is hungry for more. Here, a perfect blend of some lesser-seen players: spicy rye, robust and savory-spiced velvet falernum, ancient and unapologetically vegetal green Chartreuse, and Linie aquavit, a spirit that, amazingly enough, has actually sailed around the world, aging in oak sherry casks to the rhythm of the rolling waves. Coconut, lime, and pineapple tie the package together; a somewhat more civilized yet totally delicious way to celebrate one’s twenty-first year.”
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Dragon 88 Mai Tai
This rummy tiki drink is adapted from the one served at Dragon 88 in West Boylston, Massachusetts.
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This pretty-in-pink spritz tastes like a boozy strawberry egg cream.
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A classic piña colada gets an extra deep flavor with the addition of smoky roasted cherries.
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