Cheers to Summer With Tasty Tropical ‘Tails

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If there’s a better way to cool down from a hot summer day than with a deliciously refreshing cocktail, we simply don’t know what it is! Summer officially kicks off tomorrow, so we’re toasting to the season of long beach days and even longer summer nights with some tasty, tropical-inspired cocktails that will take your taste buds on a trip to the beaches of Hawaii, Puerto Rico and beyond, even if you’re just hanging out in your own backyard. Shake, stir, blend and, best of all, sip your way through the tropics this season!

-Christina Izzo

Coconut Mango Mojitos

Give the already delicious mojito a mango makeover with this sweet, refreshing Coconut Mango Mojito recipe from How Sweet It Is. In the bottom of a glass, add 1 ounce of mint simple syrup and muddle mint leaves just as you would a classic mojito, then add 1 ounce of coconut rum, 1-2 ounces of homemade mango puree, the remaining simple syrup, lime juice and finish it off with 1 1/2 ounces of club soda. Depending on your sweet tooth, you can add more simple syrup to amp the sweetness, and same goes with rum if you like your drinks on the stronger end (who doesn’t?!). Mix with a long spoon, top with a sprig of mint for garnish and cheers!

Image credit: howsweeteats.com

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