Not every day can be spent soaking up the sun on a warm, breezy beach. Bring the taste of the islands to you this spring with one of these deliciously low-maintenance boat drinks. Make it in a tall glass or an icy cool pitcher — either way, these boat drinks are a fun way to get the party started.

Pink Peach Palmer

Servings: 1

Modeled after the legendary Arnold Palmer (iced tea and lemonade), this recipe gives you a classic with a boozy twist — all thanks to a splash of coconut rum. Use pink lemonade instead of regular to sweeten things up.

Ingredients:

Pink lemonade

Sweetened peach tea

1-2 shots coconut rum

Lemon garnish

Ice

Directions:

  1. Pour half pink lemonade and half peach tea into a glass over ice, leaving room for liqueur.
  2. Add 1-2 shots of coconut rum, such as Malibu. Stir.
  3. Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Hurricane

Servings: 1

Calling all parrotheads! Crank the Jimmy Buffett tunes and make yourself a Hurricane. Three ingredients are all you need to make this deceivingly alcoholic drink. I recommend using guava, mango or pineapple juice for extra tropical flavor.

Ingredients

1 shot light rum

1 shot dark rum

Fruit juice

Ice

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail glass over ice.
  2. Garnish with a pineapple wedge or other favorite fruit.

Chilly Caipirinha

Servings: 1

Bottoms up! Head south of the equator with Brazil's national cocktail: the caipirinha. The secret to its authenticity is cachaca — a spirit distilled from sugarcane. Light, lime-y and totally refreshing, this drink is perfect for chilling out.

Ingredients:

1.5 shots Cachaca 51

2 teaspoons sugar

1 lime

Directions:

  1. Using a muddler (or spoon), smash the lime and sugar together in a glass.
  2. Add ice, then pour cachaca over and stir.
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