If you like piña coladas, try these tropical drinks

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If you like piña coladas, try these tropical drinks

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When the warm sun beats down on your skin as you walk across the hot sand, a cool drink brings you the relief you need to have the perfect summer day. With a sip of that cold, fruity drink, your troubles melt away. The tropical flavor transports you to your own private island of relaxation. Although the time for swimming, surfing and tanning may still be a few weeks away, it’s never too early to daydream about day-drinking. These tasty tropical drinks are a great way to pre-game for summer:

Sangria
sangria

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This red wine concoction is guaranteed to have at least one of your favorite fruits floating around. Originally from Spain, deliciously sweet sangria is worth the time it takes to soak the oranges, kiwi, apples, lemons, limes, pineapples, and berries in wine.

Mai Tai
Mai Tai

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A Mai Tai combines rum with the fresh flavors of oranges, pineapples and lime to create a relaxing tropical experience.

Bay Breeze
barbados rum punch

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When a cool breeze isn’t enough on a hot day, try a bay breeze drink instead. The vodka mixed with cranberry and pineapple juice will have you swaying with the wind in no time.

Mojito
Mojito

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Reach for this drink if you’re looking to feel more refreshed. The sparkling water and fresh mint mixed with rum and lime juice makes a mojito an invigorating summertime staple.

Bahama Mama
first legal drink

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If you can’t take a trip to the Bahamas, the coconut, pineapple and lemon flavor of this drink will give you all the satisfaction of a tropical vacation.

A sweet summer is only a sip away with any one of these tropical drinks in your hand.

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