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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Since you’re looking for a cocktail that's both strong and hydrating for a hot day on the beach, the **Beach Bum** might be the perfect choice for you. This refreshing drink, rated at 3.94/5, is a blend of white rum and lemonade, complemented by the bright flavors of orange and lemon. The citrus ingredients not only add a fresh and tangy twist but also provide a bit of hydration which is essential for hot weather. Plus, with an alcohol content of 20%, it's strong enough to give you that delightful kick without being overpowering.

Another excellent option is the **Big Refresher**, boasting a 3.8/5 rating. This cocktail combines vodka and white rum with the invigorating flavors of lemon and lime, topped up with lemonade. It’s a perfectly balanced mix that ensures you're hydrated while enjoying the bold kick from the spirits. The effervescence from the lemonade adds a fizzy, refreshing finish, making it an ideal drink to beat the heat.

If you’re inclined towards a tropical vibe, the **Key West Cooler**, rated at 3.79/5, offers a delicious blend of coconut rum, vodka, and peach schnapps with the refreshing flavors of orange and cranberry juices. The mixed spirits provide a good strength without being too heavy, and the juices help keep you hydrated.

Enjoy your time at the beach with one of these delightful cocktails that bring together refreshing and strong aspects perfectly for a hot day!

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You asked: Strong but hydrating cocktail for a hot day on the beach. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

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

Summer Breezy

The Summer Breezy cocktail is a refreshing and light drink that embodies the carefree spirit of warmer seasons. It brings...

Cointreau (30ml), Lime Cordial (30ml), Soda water (Top up)

3 ingredients
3.9 / 5

Big Refresher

Big Refresher is a refreshing and invigorating cocktail that combines the bold flavors of vodka and white rum with the...

Vodka (30ml), Lemon (Half), White rum (60ml), Lemonade (Top up), Lime (Half)

5 ingredients
3.8 / 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


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What kind of cocktails are best for a hot day on the beach?

Cocktails that are refreshing, hydrating, and not too heavy with high alcohol content are ideal for a hot day on the beach. Look for drinks with citrus, coconut, or other fruit juices.

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How can a cocktail be both strong and hydrating?

A cocktail can be both strong and hydrating by combining potent spirits like rum or vodka with hydrating mixers such as citrus juices, coconut water, or lemonade. This balance helps in providing refreshment along with a kick.

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What are some good mixers to use for beach cocktails?

Good mixers for beach cocktails include lemonade, coconut water, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and soda water. These mixers help keep you hydrated and add a refreshing taste.

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Are there specific types of glasses for beach cocktails?

Tall glasses like highballs are great for beach cocktails because they hold more liquid, often including ice, to keep the drink cold and refreshing longer. Plastic or insulated cups can be more practical for outdoor use.

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What ingredients add a tropical flavor to cocktails?

Ingredients like coconut rum, pineapple juice, peach schnapps, and citrus fruits infuse cocktails with a tropical flavor that enhances the laid-back, beachy vibe.

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