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19 Tropical Cocktails That Are Worth Raising A Glass For

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1. Pineapple Daquiri Punch

Despite its spring break affiliations, the daiquiri is the perfect summer drink. Get the recipe.
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Despite its spring break affiliations, the daiquiri is the perfect summer drink. Get the recipe.

2. Rum Punch

This is as basic a punch recipe as you can get. And sometimes #basic is best. Get the recipe.
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This is as basic a punch recipe as you can get. And sometimes #basic is best. Get the recipe.

3. Classic Mojito

The mojito is the ultimate beach day refresher. Get the recipe.
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The mojito is the ultimate beach day refresher. Get the recipe.

4. Frozen Banana Daiquiri

Use your frozen bananas in something a lot better than banana bread. Get the recipe.
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Use your frozen bananas in something a lot better than banana bread. Get the recipe.

5. Queens Park Swizzle

We swizzle. Do you? Get the recipe.
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We swizzle. Do you? Get the recipe.

6. Lemon Lime Margaritas

The perfect margarita, in our books. Get the recipe.
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The perfect margarita, in our books. Get the recipe.

7. Homemade Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Cheers — you just home brewed. Get the recipe.
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Cheers — you just home brewed. Get the recipe.

8. The Ginger Side

This ginger-citrus combo is a great poolside summer taste. Get the recipe.
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This ginger-citrus combo is a great poolside summer taste. Get the recipe.

9. Braulio Shandy (Valtellina)

This summer cocktail is better than air conditioning. No, really. Get the recipe.
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This summer cocktail is better than air conditioning. No, really. Get the recipe.

10. Bourbon, Orange, and Ginger

This cocktail is just as comfortable at the beach as it is at a holiday party. Get the recipe.
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This cocktail is just as comfortable at the beach as it is at a holiday party. Get the recipe.

11. Mai Tai

This Mai Tai shows you how to turn your home bar into a tiki bar — drink umbrellas optional but recommended. Get the recipe.
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This Mai Tai shows you how to turn your home bar into a tiki bar — drink umbrellas optional but recommended. Get the recipe.

12. Minty Orange Gimlet

This drink gets better as you reach the bottom of your glass. Get the recipe.
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This drink gets better as you reach the bottom of your glass. Get the recipe.

13. Paloma

Tequila + grapefruit + lime = a very happy beach day. Get the recipe.
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Tequila + grapefruit + lime = a very happy beach day. Get the recipe.

14. Mother's Ruin Punch

This is a great drink to make new friends with. Get the recipe.
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This is a great drink to make new friends with. Get the recipe.

15. Hothouse Cooler

Don't let the name deceive you. This a cucumber grapefruit margarita a.k.a. your next favorite summer drink. Get the recipe.
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Don't let the name deceive you. This a cucumber grapefruit margarita a.k.a. your next favorite summer drink. Get the recipe.

16. Big Batch Matador

A fruitier friend of the margarita, this drink is meant to be shared outdoors: in backyards, at barbecues, or on the beach. Get the recipe.
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A fruitier friend of the margarita, this drink is meant to be shared outdoors: in backyards, at barbecues, or on the beach. Get the recipe.

17. Singapore Sling

This drink is made for summer nights when the humidity is so high that even sunset brings no relief. Linen pants recommended. Get the recipe.
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This drink is made for summer nights when the humidity is so high that even sunset brings no relief. Linen pants recommended. Get the recipe.

18. Spicy Gin Cocktail with Rosemary and Pineapple

Yes, these flavors are weird. And yes, these flavors hit all the right notes when added together. Get the recipe.
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Yes, these flavors are weird. And yes, these flavors hit all the right notes when added together. Get the recipe.

19. Frozen Piña Colada

We saved the best for last. Get the recipe.
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We saved the best for last. Get the recipe.

Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm contributed to this post. For more, visit Food52.

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