Looking for a cocktail to drink on a hot day on the beach. Something strong but also hydrating.

Cocktail Colin says:

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For a hot day on the beach, when you're looking for something both strong and hydrating, there are a few cocktails that stand out from the list provided. The **Coconut Elixir** might be your best bet if you're aiming for a tropical, refreshing, yet potent drink. With an alcohol content of 32.5%, it combines the rich and creamy flavors of coconut rum and vodka with a refreshing hint of mint syrup and melon liqueur, ensuring a tropical vibe while maintaining a strong kick. The relatively modest total volume (120ml) makes it a concentrated yet delightful sip for a hot beach day.

If you prefer a bit more hydration and volume in your drink, you might consider the **Sandbar**. While its rating is slightly lower, it features a mix of coconut rum, pineapple juice, and gold rum, shaken to perfection. This gives a refreshing and tropical experience at 20% alcohol content but with a larger total volume of 180ml, making it a refreshing choice with a bit more fluidity to keep you hydrated under the sun.

When you're looking for an easy drink to sip that still packs a flavor punch, the **Beach Bum** offers a great alternative. Though less strong at 20% alcohol content, its combination of white rum, lemonade, and fresh citrus notes from orange and lemon ensures a refreshing and hydrating balance, perfect for hot weather. Plus, it brings a larger volume (150ml) to keep you cool and refreshed for longer.

Ultimately, consider your preference for strength versus volume. If a greater punch is key, go for the **Coconut Elixir**. For a more balance between hydration and potency, the **Sandbar** or **Beach Bum** would serve you well, ensuring a vibrant and refreshing experience on the beach.

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You asked: strong hydrating beach cocktail recipe. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Coconut Elixir

The Coconut Elixir is a tropical-inspired concoction that brings together the rich, creamy flavors of coconut rum with the clean,...

Coconut rum (60ml), Vodka (30ml), Melon liqueur (15ml), Mint Syrup (15ml)

4 ingredients
4.6 / 5

Coconut Sea Breeze

The Coconut Sea Breeze is a refreshing and tropical cocktail that is sure to transport you to a sunny beach...

Cranberry Juice (Top up), Coconut rum (45ml), Grapefruit Juice (Top up)

3 ingredients
3.97 / 5

Beach Bum

The Beach Bum cocktail is a refreshing and tropical drink that is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day....

Orange (Half ), White rum (75ml), Lemon (Wedge), Lemonade (75ml)

4 ingredients
3.94 / 5

Key West Cooler

The Key West Cooler is a vibrant and fruity cocktail that evokes the laid-back vibe of its namesake Florida Keys...

Coconut rum (15ml), Vodka (15ml), Peach Schnapps (15ml), Orange juice (22.5ml), Cranberry Juice (22.5ml), Melon liqueur (15ml)

6 ingredients
3.79 / 5


We developed this one in-house for a client's party as we have not really found any great cocktails containing Malibu....

Coconut rum (45ml), Pineapple Juice (90ml), Gold rum (45ml)

3 ingredients
3.79 / 5

Summer Blue Ocean

The Summer Blue Ocean is a refreshing and fruity cocktail that embodies the essence of tropical leisure. It blends the...

Coconut rum (30ml), Peach Schnapps (30ml), Blue Curaçao (30ml), Lemonade (Top up)

4 ingredients
3.77 / 5

Summer Surf

The Summer Surf cocktail is a refreshing and tropical blend perfect for sipping on during warm weather. Infused with the...

Coconut rum (30ml), Peach Schnapps (15ml), Lemon-Lime soda (Top up), Lime (Wedge)

4 ingredients
3.69 / 5

A Day At The Beach

A Day At The Beach is a tropical-inspired cocktail that evokes the laid-back vibes of a seaside getaway. It brings...

Orange juice (120ml), Amaretto (15ml), Coconut rum (30ml), Grenadine (15ml)

4 ingredients
3.63 / 5

Sun Of A Beach

The Sun Of A Beach cocktail is a non-alcoholic, fruity concoction served in a cocktail glass. With a base of...

Orange (Wedge), Sugar Syrup (90ml), Lemon-Lime soda (Dash), Peach (2 wedges)

4 ingredients
3.63 / 5

Summer Rain

The Summer Rain is a simple yet invigorating cocktail that combines the tropical essence of coconut rum with the crisp,...

Coconut rum (30ml), Vodka (90ml)

2 ingredients
3.56 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What makes a cocktail hydrating?

A hydrating cocktail typically contains higher water content from juices or mixers to help quench thirst, especially useful in hot weather.

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Do strong cocktails have to be high in alcohol?

Strong cocktails often imply high alcohol content, but they can also indicate bold flavors. Balancing strong alcohol with hydrating elements is key for beach-friendly drinks.

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What are some common ingredients in tropical beach cocktails?

Tropical beach cocktails often include ingredients like coconut rum, pineapple juice, citrus fruits, and refreshing elements like mint or melon liqueur.

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How do you keep beach cocktails cold?

To keep beach cocktails cold, use plenty of ice, insulated drinkware, or chill the ingredients beforehand. Additionally, frozen fruits can be used as flavorful ice cubes.

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What are some tips for enjoying cocktails responsibly on a hot day?

Stay hydrated by alternating cocktails with water, avoid drinks with excessive sugar, and always have a shaded area to prevent overexposure to the sun.

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