It’s time to kick off summer! And what better way to celebrate the sunshine on a summer day than a warm weather cocktail? Whether you’re serving up drinks poolside, on the beach or just want to mix up your summertime drink menu, we’ve put together five delicious summer drinks that will be a hit with any customer.
Tequila is the perfect partner for any summertime cocktail. Our ultimate margarita pumps up the flavor by combining Island Oasis Margarita Mix and Island Oasis Sour Mix for a delicious, extra citrusy twist. Serve up the ultimate margarita with chips, salsa and guacamole for the perfect pairing.
Nothing says summer like a perfectly sweet-tart vodka lemonade. Pump up the flavor with Island Oasis Mango Mix, which gives it a great balance of sweet and tart, complemented by the vodka. Blend it all up for a frozen drink anyone will love.
Remember drinking Hawaiian punch as a kid? This version won’t turn your mouth all red – and it has alcohol. Simply blend Island Oasis Piña Colada Mix with amaretto, Southern Comfort, vodka and orange juice for a refreshing cocktail.
- 4 oz. Island Oasis Piña Colada Mix
- 5 oz. Amaretto
- .5 oz. Southern Comfort
- 1 oz. Vodka
- 1 oz. Orange Juice
Directions: Blend with ice and serve.
Mai Tai Margarita
Prep the tiki bar, because this Mai Tai Margarita is going to be your new favorite summer cocktail! Our Mai Tai Margarita recipe combines sweet pineapple, smoky tequila and spiced rum that will have you feeling like you’re in the tropics. For extra flare, we top it off with a flaming lime!
- 1 oz. Silver Tequila
- 1 oz. Spiced Rum
- 3 oz. Island Oasis Margarita Mix
- 1 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 5 oz. Overproof Rum (for Flame)
- 4 Dashes Falernum or Orgeat Bitters
Directions: Fill glass with ice and all liquids besides bitters and overproof rum and shake in a tin with ice. Strain over crushed ice in a tiki glass and add 4 dashes of bitters. Add a hollowed inside-out lime, filled with overproof rum. Light rum on fire, and top with grated cinnamon to create extra sparks. Garnish with mint, flowers, and a straw.
If you’re looking to switch up the flavor of a classic margarita, try using mezcal instead of tequila! Mezcal adds a signature smoky flavor to drinks, pairing perfectly with the tart taste of limes from our margarita mix and the bitter notes of orange bitters.
- 5 oz. Island Oasis Margarita Mix
- 5 oz. Mezcal
- 3 Dashes of Orange Bitters
Directions: Place all ingredients over ice. Shake and serve with an orange swath and lime wedge.
Looking for more menu inspiration? Visit the Island Oasis Margarita of the Month page for recipes, bartender tips and tricks, and holidays to celebrate on your menu.