DIY Cocktail Recipes That Make You Feel Like You're On Vacation

These drinks will transport you to fabulously far-off places. 

One of the best parts of travel is the three-dimensional experience of learning about a new culture through the local cuisine—and drinks! While our travel options are currently limited, there's no better way to unwind and recall a favorite trip than with a cocktail from one of the following destinations.

1. Caipirinha

Let your taste buds travel to Brazil by indulging in the country's national cocktail. 

Caipirinha cocktail for summer

What you'll need:
1 lime
2 tablespoons sugar

Cachaca

Cachaca, $24.99

Turquoise Old-Fashioned Glasses

Turquoise Old-Fashioned Glasses, $69.99/set of 6

Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler and Mixing Spoon

Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler and Mixing Spoon, $12

 

Instructions: 

1. Pour the sugar in your old-fashioned glass.

2. Cut the lime into quarters and add it to the glass, muddle.

3. Throw in a few ice cubes, and then pour in

2 ounces (2 shots) of Cachaca.

4. Stir with the mixing spoon, and serve!

 

2. Aperol Spritz

Take refreshing sips of an Aperol Spritz that’s sure to remind you of summertime in Italy.
 

Aperol Spritz summer cocktail
What you'll need:
 

1 orange
Prosecco 
Club Soda
Aperol
Aperol, $19.99
Crystal Glass Barware

Crystal Glass Barware, $41.99

 

Instructions: 

1. Add some ice to the glass.

2. Pour in 1 1/2 ounces of Aperol.

3. Add 3 ounces prosecco.

4. Top it off with a small pour of sparkling water.

5. Garnish with one (or a few) orange slices, and serve!

 

3. Mojito

Cool down with a classic Cuban mojito made with rum—the best liquor to drink in the sun!

Mojito summer cocktail

What you'll need: 
Fresh mint
Lime juice
Simple syrup
Club soda
Ice
Rum
Highball Cocktail Glass Set
Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler and Mixing Spoon
Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker

 

Instructions: 

1. Muddle mint with lime juice and syrup.

2. Add to shaker with rum and ice.

3. Shake, strain and top with club soda.

4. Garnished with more fresh mint and lime, and serve!