While pirates tend to drink rum straight, there are far and away better-tasting options for your upcoming Miami yacht charter.

These tropical mixtures go hand in hand with a day spent on the water. Regardless of if you are a tequila fan or a rum fan, there is something for everyone on this list.

Get in the mood for the sun and sea with these top signature drinks to make on a yacht.

 

Margarita

Margarita

 

Nothing says, “I’m here to relax and not check my phone” quite like a margarita does. After all, it is one of the most popular boating drinks in the US for a reason. To make a delicious margarita, mix tequila, triple sec, and fresh lime juice. For extra flavor, add a salt or sugar lining on the rim of the glass.

 

 

Piña Colada

Another classic boat drink, you can’t go wrong with a piña colada. This blended drink is mixed with light rum, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut. Garnish it with a pineapple wedge and a tiny umbrella, find a raft to lay out on, and you are good to go!

 

Mai Tai

This sweet and tropical rum drink is bound to take your party on a yacht to the next level. The best part? There are two versions of this delicious cocktail: the original is a mix of rum, orange curaçao, lime juice, and orgeat syrup, while the pineapple version is a mix of light rum, triple sec, orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine. For both versions, simply shake and top it off with dark rum.

 

Mojito

mojito

Mojitos are light and refreshing, making it easy to see why they are a boating day favorite. Depending on what your taste preference is, there are many ways to customize this drink. For those who want to stick with the classic mojito, add light rum, club soda, sugar, mint leaves, and then top it off with a lime.

 

Rum Punch

You can thank the British soldiers for first bringing over the rum punch from India. Coming in many different forms, the most popular version is the Planter’s Punch. With just four ingredients, this drink is perfect to make out on the open water; just add Jamaican rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and grenadine.

 

Goombay Smash

Named the national drink of the Bahamas, how could the Goombay Smash not make it to the list of best boating day drinks? To make this drink, mix dark rum, apricot brandy, coconut rum, and orange juice.

 

Painkiller

Created in the British Virgin Islands, the Painkiller continues to be one of the top choices for yachters in the Caribbean. To make it, mix Pusser’s navy rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, and sweet coconut cream. Serve over shaved ice and sprinkle a little bit of nutmeg on top.

Ready to get out on the water yet? We thought so. Book a yacht charter in Miami with us, and we’ll start getting the drinks ready. Cheers!