As the weather stays chilly, we’re all dreaming of a tropical vacation! Imagine clear blue skies, basking in the sun on the beach with an ice cold pina colada....

While we patiently await the warmer days, we have compiled the most searched-for cocktail recipes from the Chicory Recipe Network to keep your spirits high. From margaritas to mimosas, these are the top 5 most trafficked cocktails from our Chicory publishers that will make you forget about all that snow piled up outside your front door.  

Warning: you will be booking a vacation after reading this!

Pineapple Margaritas for #CocktailDay by Miss in the Kitchen

These pineapple margaritas from Miss in the Kitchen would make a perfect after dinner (or brunch) treat! It will impress friends and family with its pineapple and lime garnish. Or, take a cue from our playbook and  sip it outside on a particularly warm weekend. Close your eyes and pretend you’re at the beach--it’s the next best thing! 

Malibu Sunset Cocktail by Homemade Food Junkie

This cocktail from Homemade Food Junkie is delicious and refreshing. An added bonus, it has a layered look that is picture perfect. This party drink can make any event a little more fun! Plus, it can be made into a virgin drink: simply substitute coconut water for the coconut rum and you’ve got an equally delicious drink for all ages!

Kentucky Lemonade Cocktail by The Chunky Chef

This cocktail from the Chunky Chef with a Southern twist will have you feeling like you’re swinging on your big front porch on a warm evening.  A quick mix of bourbon, homemade lemonade, fresh mint and ginger ale, makes an easy, invigorating drink that will please guests at garden parties and cookouts alike.

The Firecracker--Watermelon, Lime and Cucumber Cocktail by Creative Culinary

Okay--just the title of this summer cocktail from Creative Culinary has us thirsty. This drink has all the American summer classics we love and is refreshingly delightful. Plus, it has cucumber vodka, which will strip away any alcohol’s  bitterness for a sweet-meets-tart finish. 

Mimosa Pitcher Cocktail by Diethood

Last but not least, serve it up with a twist!  This perfect mimosa from Diethood is taken to the next level by going fresh-squeezed on the OJ. Then, some Prosecco and a splash of cranberry juice--what more could you want?

Still counting down the days until beach season? Take the edge of unpredictable spring weather and sip one of these with your sunglasses on and your caftan draped just so. What’s the saying… dress for the getaway you want?

Photo credit to Miss in the Kitchen, Homemade Food Junkie, The Chunky Chef, Creative Culinary, and Diethood.

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