Is there anything more delicious than a cocktail enjoyed beach side? Yeah, I didn’t think so. As our vacation themed week continues, I can already taste my first pina colada. But you can’t rely on fruity blended drinks alone. Refreshing tropical punches are the best thing to keep you company as you lounge by the pool.

Here are three delicious looking recipes that are sure to be on heavy rotation in Hawaii!

1. Eastside Fizz via Bon Appetit
In a cocktail shaker, muddle 5 thin slices cucumber, 1 1/2 Tbsp. simple syrup, and 10 mint leaves. Add 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice and 1/4 cup dry gin or vodka. Shake with ice. Strain over rocks in a tall glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with a cucumber spear.

2. Elderflower Champagne Cocktail via Zested
Fill a tumbler with ice. Fill three-quarters of the glass with prosecco. Add a slice of cucumber, fresh mint and top with a splash of St. Germain.

3. White Peach Cooler via The Clever Carro 
Make your puree by chopping peaches and simmer over medium heat with sugar and juice of 2 limes for 20 minutes. Blend in a food processor until smooth. Combine peach puree and vodka and pour into glass filled with ice. Add a splash of club soda & lime juice. Garnish with mint and lime.

I’ll be toasting to you from the islands luvies!

image via help, drink 1, 2, 3

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  1. Whenever I'm home, the first thing I do is find a real fruit punch. On O'ahu, there's a restaurant called Ryan's that makes a fantastic one with real juices (pineapple, orange, and guava). And when all else fails, POG does the trick!

  2. I would LOVE a pina colada right now!
    The peach cooler sounds lovely too!
    I was talking to my Mum today and saying when it's next sunny we should make some cocktails. So I might add that one to my list!

  3. The first two sound amazing!! Def will try the 2nd drink asap…just wondering, what is the recipe for #3? (since it looks like it's exactly the same as #2…)

    Thanks for sharing 😉