The best Caribbean cocktails

” I want my toes in the sand and a cocktail in hand”

Are you in the Caribbean and during your holidays you have a lot of free time and you are just enjoying it but if you feel it miss something or you just feel the hot weather right on you?

The best way to cool down in the hot summer and have suddenly some fun is a delicious, pretty cocktail. In fact, during the hot summer, the best way to get some refresh and help you beat the heat is to drink some delicious fruity cocktails under a palm shade or even better sit in front of the seaside. In the Dominican Republic, especially, you will always find a reason to have a drink and cheers with your friends or relatives and during your vacation, it’s exactly the perfect moment to have some fun or relax laying by the water with a cocktail… Today we will give you a list of the best Caribbean cocktails you should try while you are in the Dominican Republic. These Summer Cocktails will keep cool, ready to try it all?

Piña Colada

The Piña Colada is one of the most famous cocktails in the world, probably because it remembers an exotic tropical faraway beach. The name piña colada means “pressed pineapple”, in fact, the principal ingredient is the yellow pineapple juice.

This cocktail is the stereotypical drink that every tourist wanna drink when they just arrive on a Caribbean beach or on a cruise. In the Dominican Republic, you can naturally find all the ingredients to make a delicious Piña Colada Cocktail – crushed pineapple, coconut milk and, of course, Dominican rum. That’s why during when you will try it you will find this cocktail to be creamy, refreshing and simply delicious!

In the Dominican Republic, you can find a lot of places and “chiringuitos” on the beach that will be happy to serve you a freshly made pina colada which taste will make you feel immediately on vacation!

Fresh made Pina Colada, Dominican Republic
Fresh made Pina Colada, Dominican Republic

Where to have the BEST Pina Colada? We recommend you to go to Luis Restaurant (Playa Coson, Las Terrenas) to have a delicious tropical pina colada served directly in a fresh pineapple while you are on the beach.


The Mojito, a classic taste of the Caribbean, is the cocktail that everyone needs and desire during the hot summer! The mojito is an extremely refreshing cocktail, it’s a combination of mint, lime, cane sugar and a slight measure of rum (better with Rum Anejo than the white one) and topping off with a splash of soda water. This fragrant cocktail has been created in Havana and served everywhere in Cuba, where it became famous when Ernest Hemingway adopted it as his signature cocktail.

In the Dominican Republic as well you can find everywhere mojito and making a good one is art form and people have been creating unique and tasty variations… While you will find you in some Caribbean beaches of the Dominican Republic don’t forget to have a fresh mojito and try it with mango or chinola purees inside to make it unique!

Mojito in the Dominican Republic
Mojito in the Dominican Republic

Where to have the BEST Mojito? In Las Terrenas, you can find a place called Mojito, a unique spot that serves all kind of mojitos with many different fruits and variation… Go there and take the opportunity to try the Chinola Mojito!

Coco Loco

Coco Loco is considered one the typical cocktails of the Dominican Republic and it’s exotic tropical drinks that you can easily find in every hotel and places in the Caribbean.

The name Coco Loco means “Crazy Coconut”, just because they put inside of a normal coconut a lot of rum that will make you feel relaxed and happy during your holidays! It’s a delicious sweet cocktail made of Coconut milk and pulp with the addition of white rum and it’s generally served inside a green coconut with some flowers as a decoration.

You can find this cocktail even on the street, where the vendors take a fresh coconut and make a hole in the top with a machete (large knife), and then prepare the delicious Coco Loco for you. Coco Loco will be probably the first thing they will offer you when you arrive at your hotel in Punta Cana and the one of the first experience you must have in the Dominican Republic!

Coco Loco, Dominican Republic
Coco Loco, Dominican Republic

Where to have the BEST Coco Loco? Coco Loco is usually sold by vendors around the beach who make them right in front of you while you wait.

Santo Libre

Santo Libre is the most traditional drink of the Dominican Republic and even the name remember that. It has been created in the capital city of Santo Domingo and it’s a reinterpretation of the Cuba Libre.

This rum-based cocktail is simple and freshly composed by white rum, Club Soda or Seven Up and fresh lime and it’s a good option during a Caribbean night! This cocktail is generally preferred from men because of its strong rum taste that remembers a lot the famous Cuba Libre.

So, are you ready to have a fresh Santo Libre while listening some Dominican salsa or merengue music?

Santo Libre
Santo Libre

Where to have the BEST Santo Libre? All around the Dominican Republic, you can easily find Santo Libre just at 3 USD, so get a chance and drinks up!

Morir Soñando

Morir Sonando literally translating “to die dreaming” because of its unique delicious exotic taste. It’s the name of a typical drink of the Dominican Republic, where theories abound about its origin and the different ways of preparing it.

The Dominicans manage to mix the orange juice with natural milk, ice, and sugar, without ending up making cheese or curd. Because, in spite of the simplicity of its ingredients, the main difficulty that has to prepare this cocktail is in mixing them and make a perfect flavor…

This tropical cocktail is so tasty and it will be you go-to for summer days and island living!

Morir Sonando in the Dominican Republic
Morir Sonando in the Dominican Republic

Where to have the BEST Morir Sonando?You can find one of the best Morir Sonando in Barra Payan, in the capital of Santo Domingo.

Chinola Daiquiri

We are sure you already tried a daiquiri sometimes in your life but maybe you never have one in the Caribbean…In the Dominican Republic you will find usually in every club and places the Daiquiri and even they can make you the frozen one.

They like to make a daiquiri with different kind of fruits but here in the Dominican Republic you can have a really special one, the Chinola Daiquiri: made with passion fruit and mix with some of the best Dominican rum such as Bacardi Superior or Rum Barcelo Blanco.

An excellent smooth and sweet and sour frozen chinola daiquiri is the best option while watching a sunset with your friends in some Caribbean beaches!

Chinola Daiquiri
Chinola Daiquiri

Where to have the BEST Chinola Daiquiri? In Juanillo Beach, one of the most beautiful white sandy beach of Punta Cana.

Now it’s up to you which do you prefer, so let’s try it all and have some fun in the Dominican Republic while sipping one the best fresh Caribbean cocktails!


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