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55 Best Drinks to Order at An All Inclusive Resort (Mexico & Caribbean)

55 Best Drinks to Order at An All Inclusive Resort (Mexico & Caribbean)

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One of the best things about vacationing at an all inclusive resort is that you get unlimited drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic).

But most of the time, the swim up bars and lobby bars never have a drink menu so you’re always stuck ordering the same old cocktails you’ve always had.

Not anymore!

This is the most comprehensive list of the best drinks you can order at an all inclusive resort. 

In this post you’ll find (you can click on a section to skip straight to it):

Classic Cocktails

Frozen Drinks

Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Healthy Drinks

Shots to Order

Best Drinks for After Dinner or Dessert

Best Drinks to Enjoy with Breakfast

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Classic Cocktails

Banana Monkey

Pina Colada mix, Kahlua, Vodka, Banana and ice.

Bahama Mama

This drink includes orange juice, pineapple juice, dark rum, coconut rum, lime juice, and grenadine

Bay Breeze

Includes vodka, cranberry juice, pineapple juice and a hint of lime

Beer (cerveza)

Pacifico, Corona, Tecate and Modelo are usually the available choices.

Chi Chi

Pineapple, coconut and vodka. This is the vodka version of a Pina Colada if you’re not a rum fan!

Chelada

A Chelada is beer, lime juice and salt.

Cuba Libre

Rum, coke and a splash of limke

Electric Lemonade

Vodka, blue curaçao, lemonade

Espresso Martini

Long Island Iced Tea

Mai Tai

Mango Tango

Mango nectar, orange juice, coconut rum, triple sec, lime

Margarita on the Rocks

Michelada 

Beer, lime juice, sauces & spices. It’s similar to a caesar with beer.

Mojito

White rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint

Paloma

grapefruit, lime and tequila!

Paralyzer

Vodka, coffee liqueur and cola

Screwdriver

Vodka and orange juice

Sex on the Beach

Cranberry juice, orange juice, vodka and peach schnapps

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila, Orange Juice and Grenadine.

Pro tip: bring an insulated tumbler for your poolside drinks at the resort. Keeps them colder for longer!


Frozen Favorites

Blue Hawaiian

Rum, Blue Curaçao and pineapple juice

Dirty Monkey

Banana, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, rum, banana liqueur, Kahlua

Iceberg/Mexican Bulldog

This is a beer with frozen margarita mix on top.

Lava Flow

Rum, coconut rum, strawberries, banana, coconut cream, pineapple juice, ice.

Margarita (Frozen)

If you’re staying at a resort in Cancun (or anywhere in Mexico), the classic drink to order at an all-inclusive is a margarita!

These are tequila based, which is why they’re so popular in Mexico.

But the best part is that resorts often have multiple flavors. Ask your bartender for something unique. I love passionfruit margaritas and cucumber jalapeno!

Miami Vice

When you can’t choose between a pina colada and strawberry daiquiri, order a Miami Vice! It’s a mix of the two.

Mudslide

Vodka, coffee liqueur, Bailey’s and a chocolate syrup drizzle.

Pina Colada

Pineapple juice, coconut cream, white rum.

Strawberry Colada

Same as pina colada but substitute strawberries for pineapple.

Lime or Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberries or lime, rum, lime juice, and sugar.


Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Many of the fun cocktails and frozen drinks can be made non-alcoholic just by asking for them ‘virgin.’

Arnold Palmer

A mix of iced tea and lemonade

Shirley Temple

Grenadine, Lemon Lime soda, ginger ale and cherries.

Virgin Pina Colada

Virgin Daiquiri 


Healthy Drinks and Low Calorie Options

If you’re watching your calories while on vacation, it’s best to limit or avoid the big fruity and tropical drinks.

Not only can they be 400 or more calories per drink, they’re full of sugar.

Here are some healthier alternatives and low calorie drinks to order at the resort.

Mojito

Ask for a mojito with no sugar and extra mint and lime for flavor

Rum and Diet Coke

Sometimes it’s also called Coca Lite

Tequila and Diet Squirt

Shot of Tequila

Ask for it with a healthy squeeze of lime juice over ice

Vodka on Ice

With lemon or lime juice and sparkling water!

Skinny Margarita

Fresh lime juice, fresh orange juice (instead of higher calorie triple sec), tequila, and agave nectar.

Prosecco 

A glass of prosecco is about 80 calories.

Wine Spritzer

A Glass of Pineapple Juice

Pineapple juice is great to have in the morning, as it helps with dehydration after a day in the sun drinking!

Agua de Jamaica

This is infused tea made with Hibiscus flowers. It tastes like a better version of cranberry juice.


Shots to Order at an All Inclusive Resort

Mexican Flag

Grenadine, White Tequila and Creme de Menthe

Cucaracha

Tequila and Kahlua

Bumblebee

Layers of Baileys, Kahlua and Sambuca

Adios Mother******

Vodka, rum, tequila, gin, Blue Curacao

Turbo

Sambuca and Tequila


Drinks to Order After Dinner or For Dessert

Mudslide

Vodka, coffee liqueur, Bailey’s and a chocolate syrup drizzle.

Bailey’s on the Rocks

Spanish Coffee

The special coffee drink that’s lit on fire! Coffee, Kahlua, Triple Sec, rum that’s lit on fire to caramelize the sugar coated rim, and served with whipped cream.


Drinks to Order in the Morning or with Breakfast

Mimosa

Beer-mosa

Like a mimosa, but beer instead of champagne/sparkling wine.

Bloody Mary

Irish Coffee

Coffee, Irish Whiskey, Sugar and Whipped Cream


What Are the Best Drinks to Order in Mexico?

If you’re heading to an all inclusive vacation resort in Mexico, these are the most popular drinks that you must try:

Michelada

Chelada

Mexican Bulldog

Mezcal Mule

Mezcalita

Classic Margarita

Paloma

Shots of Tequila, Mezcal and Raicilla


You can also watch the video of some of my favorite drinks I tried at the all inclusive resort on our recent trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!


Is There a Limit on Drinks on All-inclusive?

There is no limit to the number of drinks you’re allowed to order throughout the day at an all-inclusive resort, but this does come with some caveats.

Bartenders and serving staff will usually only bring you one drink at a time, because they can always bring you another one so there’s no need to bring you two at a time.

They can also refuse to serve you if you’re becoming too intoxicated.

Additionally, ensure you read the terms of your all-inclusive package prior to making your booking.

You might find that not all types of drinks are included.

Keep in mind that the better you tip your bartender and server, the more drinks you’ll get and they might even come with higher quality liquor.

All Inclusive Tips

Bring Your Own Cups

Bring your own insulated mug or tumbler down to the pool at the resort.

The staff will fill your drinks in this cup instead of their small, plastic ones.

Having your own mug will keep your drink colder WAY longer, and you also don’t have to worry about how poorly washed the reusable pool cups are.

Grab one of these mugs that come in over 20 different colors.

How Much to Tip per Drink at All Inclusive Resorts

Tipping isn’t mandatory but it’s very appreciated by the staff.

I like to tip $1 per drink per person (or about 20 pesos if you’re in Mexico).

Once I find out who my main bartender or server is, I will tip them the equivalent of about 4 or 5 drinks in advance so that they keep the drinks flowing!

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