Martha’s Vineyard, Newport, Key West, The Jersey Shore, Nantucket, The Hamptons…. At all of this summertime escapes you’ll find yourself lounging by the pool or maybe the beach, cold drink in hand. Some of the best and most popular summertime drinks (inspired by summertime places) are exactly what you need to adequately enjoy the beautiful weather…
Margarita, Mexico
Shaken, on the rocks, frozen, or straight up, this drink is the most popular tequila-based cocktail in the United States. A mixture of tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice, the margarita is best served in its iconic glass with a well-salted rim.
Cape Codder, Massachusetts
Originally known as the Red Devil, this cocktail of vodka and cranberry juice is now named after the place it’s most frequently served, Cape Cod.
Gin and Tonic, India
This highball cocktail was once used by the army of the British East India Company to disguise the taste of medicine that treated malaria. Eventually, the Gin and Tonic became popular for its taste rather than practicality.
Piña Colada, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico’s official beverage since 1978, the Piña Colada was first blended by Ramón “Monchito” Marrero. He spent weeks in San Juan perfecting the mixture of coconut cream, pineapple juice, and rum so as to please the demanding guests of the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomer Bar.
Daiquiri, Cuba
A summertime favorite of Earnest Hemmingway and John F. Kennedy, the Daiquiri is made with a little sugar, a juiced lime, some rum, and a LOT of ice.
Of course none of these delicious drinks will taste quite as good as when sipped on the beaches they originated in.
Ellen Studer

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