12 Tropical Drinks That Bring Spring Break To You, Just In Case You Can't Escape To Someplace Warm

So you couldn't make it to a warm sunny paradise for your spring break this year? Bummer. Luckily, we've rounded up a few tropical drink recipes you can create in your kitchen to help make staying home suck less. Enjoy your time off with these fruity beverages. Whether you want to drink, or just drink, these recipes are as tasty as they are pretty to look at — and they're made even better once you start pouring in the booze. Hey, if you can't bring yourself to the islands, bring the islands to you! Am I right? Of course I'm right.

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by Chelsey Grasso

Tropical Pineapple Smoothie

This sweet smoothie by A Beautiful Mess hits all the right notes — especially with the toasted coconut flakes on top. If you want to make it dirty, pour in some vodka for the perfect flavor combo.

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Tropical Cilantro Smoothie

Go green, literally, with The Kitchn’s cilantro-based smoothie filled with pineapple, banana, and orange juice. Add in some vodka for a tasty way to up this drink’s game even more.

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Mango Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Offbeat + Inspired knows how to start a day off right with this delectable frozen beverage. If you’re looking to spike it, some rum will do the trick nicely.

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Gummy Bear Sangria

Sangria is a staple when it comes to turning wine into a fruity elixir that is dangerously good. Throw in some gummy bears, and suddenly life is perfect. Try out My Name Is Yeh’s recipe, and impress your friends with this creative beverage.

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Easy Lemon Iced Tea

Just like its name claims, this beverage by The Kitchen Alchemist is as easy to make as it is to drink. Pour in some vodka if you want it to go down even smoother.

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Mango Coconut Smoothie

Looking for a creamy taste of heaven? Look no further than Kitchen Confidante’s mango coconut smoothie. The texture is just right, as are the healthy ingredients. Pouring in a shot or two of tequila makes for a nicely blended margarita if you want to get your booze on.

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Sunset Cocktail

Made with mangos, peaches, strawberries, and vodka, this drink basically has it all. Check out the simple recipe by Table for Two.

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Triple Berry Mojitos

Forget classic mint when making a mojito, and get fruity with your drink. Grab some berries and limes to make this yummy beverage by How Sweet It Is.

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Gin and Grapefruit

If you’re wanting something that will make you pucker your lips a bit, try out this grapefruit and gin recipe by A Beautiful Mess. It’s easy to prepare, and gives you the perfect excuse to use up that gin in your liquor cabinet.

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Ginger Peach Sangria

If you want to make your bottle of wine go from dull to tropical, follow Love and Lemon’s fruit-filled recipe. Nothing — and I mean nothing — is more refreshing than sangria.

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Cherry Coconut Smoothie

If you’re a fan of cherries and coconuts, then this is your drink. Taste and Tell’s smoothie mixes just the right amount of sweet with sour. (And a little bit of tequila wouldn’t hurt either.)

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Melon Lemonade Smoothie

Not sure what to do with all that leftover cantaloupe and honeydew in your fruit salad that everyone always picks around? Make a tart melon lemonade smoothie by following this recipe by What’s Cooking Love. Vodka optional, but recommended.

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