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Best Tropical Drinks for a Summer Vacation

One of the best things about summer is the drinks that complement the welcomed heat of the season. Tropical drinks are best to have on hand, as they’ll make the break even more enjoyable–whether you’re out lounging on the beach or cozying up at home. 

There are plenty of summery beverages you can prepare, but for a quick fix, Skinny Mixes’ Sugar Free Mermaid Syrup can get you a delicious tropical drink in an instant!

Characteristics of a Tropical Drink

Even if you don’t live in the tropics, you can make a tropical drink. It doesn’t require any specific ingredients or rules, but generally, these types of beverages should embody the following characteristics.


Tropical drinks are made to beat the heat, and the best way to do that is to prepare it to be cold. That means lots of ice—maybe even blended into it! It should be something that cools your body down as you venture out into the sun.


When you think of tropical islands, their myriad of unique fruits always pops up. Incorporating one or two of these into your beverage will make the most refreshing drink! If you don’t have access to fresh tropical fruits, you can use flavoring, such as Skinny Mixes’ sugar-free fruit syrups, instead.


Summer in the tropics is all about fun and freedom, and that should translate into your drink, too. An easy way to do this is to be creative with how you serve your beverage. Put it in a tiki cup and add a tiny umbrella to liven up the vibe!

The Best Tropical Drinks for Summer

If you’re looking for some inspiration for tropical drinks for a summer vacation, here are some of the best ideas to get you started:

Flavored Water

Nothing is as refreshing as a glass of cold water on a hot summer day. But why not make that a little bit more fun by flavoring it with a sugar-free syrup from Skinny Mixes? You can make “mermaid water” by mixing sugar-free Skinny Mixes Mermaid Syrup into your H20. When you know how to make mermaid water in a pitcher, you can even stock up on the stuff for daily drinking!


Lemonade is synonymous with summer. It’s loved by adults and kids alike, who rarely fail to look for an ice-cold citrusy drink on a hot day. It’s easy to make, too—just combine lemon juice with water and some sugar syrup, and you’re good to go! You can also make different kinds of fruit-ades, like orangeade or limeade, with other citrus fruits.

Fruit Juices

Fresh fruit juice will always feel and taste tropical, and if you can get your hands on fresh tropical fruits like mango, passionfruit, or papaya, you’re golden!


Shakes are great for the summer because they’re inherently cold–but they’re also quite popular because of the flexibility they allow. You can make shakes using different flavors; you can go with classics like chocolate and vanilla or have a little bit more fun making a mermaid shake using Skinny Mixes’ Sugar Free Mermaid Syrup.

Beach Cocktails

Laying beachside with a cocktail in hand is the ultimate tropical dream, and there are plenty of alcohol-spiked summery beverages to pick from. Margaritas, mai tais, daiquiris—you name it!

Skinny Mixes Mermaid Syrup: Instant Tropical Drinks 

If you’re looking for a quick and simple way to turn your favorite drinks into an instant tropical beverage, get Skinny Mixes’ Mermaid Syrup! Made with flavors of tropical citrus, coconut, pineapple, and some mermaid magic, it transforms any drink into a tropical escape with just a few spoonfuls. The best part is that it’s sugar-free, calorie-free, and carb-free, so you don’t have to worry about it ruining your summer body!

How to Use Skinny Mixes Mermaid Syrup

Just like Skinny Mixes’ other syrups, sauces, and mixers, our Sugar Free Mermaid Syrup can be used by simply mixing it into your beverage of choice. From there, you can whip up fun summery concoctions like mermaid lemonade, mermaid cocktails, and mermaid shakes. Even outside of the summer season, you can bring a bit of tropical flair to your daily drinks by turning them into mermaid water or mermaid tea!