5 Island-Inspired Cocktails

We asked Colleen Mullaney, author of It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere, to share some of her favorite recipes and behind-the-scenes advice on how to become cocktail-savvy.

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Drinking a tropical libation on the sand transports you to your beach bliss.
Photographer Randy Mayor

Voodoo

Muddle 8 lime wedges and 12 fresh mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add 8 ounces (1 cup) mango vodka and 8 ounces (1 cup) mango nectar. Shake vigorously, and strain into 4 ice-filled glasses. Top with club soda, and garnish with chopped fresh mint. Makes 4 servings.

CL: What makes drinking a cocktail on the beach so special?

CM: Drinking a tropical libation on the sand transports you to your beach bliss. Fresh flavors like coconut, mango, guava, and lime make the cocktail reflect the location. When in doubt, do as the natives do!

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