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4 Best & Easy Spring Break Drinks & Cocktail Recipes

Spring break is a time when people everywhere gather at beaches, bars, and hotel pools to celebrate good times, liberated inhibitions, and warm weather. The tradition may have once been associated with college kids blowing off steam before finals week, but spring break is open to anyone these days. 

Best of all, you don’t have to hop on a flight or stay in a hotel to get in on the fun. With the right spring break drinks, you can transform your backyard into a hotspot of positive vibes with a refreshing spring cocktail in your hand! 

Here are four easy spring break drinks guaranteed to get the party started:

#1 Kentucky Buck 

Wondering how to drink whiskey in different ways? Dear whiskey fans: the Kentucky Buck needs to be at the top of your list of the best spring break cocktails and mixed drinks with whiskey. The recipe piles sweet strawberries, tart lemon, and the spicy zest of ginger on top of the smoky haze of whiskey for a seasonably refreshing drink that’ll make your spring break the best week of the year.1

Start by gathering the following ingredients: 

From here, grab a cocktail shaker, drop in strawberries, and muddle them gently. Next comes the lemon juice and bitters. Shake to combine the ingredients, strain into a glass (rocks glass or highball), and combine with the SLIQ whiskey ice pops, a pour of ginger beer, and a strawberry and/or mint sprig garnish. 

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#2 Oaxaca Old Fashioned

Between perennially popular party destinations like Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, and of course, Cancun, Mexico is practically synonymous with spring break. That’s part of what makes the Oaxaca Old Fashioned one of the best spring cocktail recipes on either side of the border. Well, that and the fact that it’s undeniably delicious.

The ingredients are:2

The Oaxaca Old Fashioned’s complex flavor profile belies the simplicity of making it. Blend all of the ingredients together in a glass, garnish with an orange peel and cherry, and serve. 

For any spring breaker, this icy refreshing drink is perfect for partying poolside, and you can mix and match between all three cocktail flavors of SLIQ’s frozen margarita pops as you craft your concoctions. Choose classic to keep the original flavor, or use mango and strawberry to add a burst of color and sweetness.

#3 SLIQ’s Frozen Cocktail Pops

While we’re on the subject of frozen spring break drink recipes, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention our entire collection of mouthwatering frozen cocktail pops. 

Hard frozen and individually packaged, our frozen cocktail pops are the easy way to chill out with your favorite mixed drinks at home, on the beach, and anywhere else your spring break takes you. 

We use top-quality ingredients and natural flavors to craft a variety of frozen cocktails with four spirits you already know and love, like:

  • Barrel-stored bourbon in our whiskey ice pops
  • Seven times distilled vodka in our vodka ice pops
  • 100% blue Agave spirit in our frozen margarita pops
  • Premium Caribbean white rum in our rum ice pops

When you reach for a SLIQ, you eliminate complicated mixology and cut right to the fun. 

Boozy Frozen Old Fashioned Slushy with Orange and Bourbon

#4 Mezcal Pineapple Sour

Like tequila, mezcal comes from plants in the agave family that are native to certain parts of Mexico. Even so, mezcal is an entirely singular way to imbibe. 

There are between 40 and 50 different agave plants that can be used to make mezcal, so its flavor profile can range from sweet and floral to spicy and herbal. And depending on how the mezcal is produced, it may express a smoky taste.3

But across varieties, this robust spirit is an invigorating addition to your rotation of spring break drinks. We suggest trying it in Mezcal Pineapple Sour, a tart and tasty agave experience.4

For this, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake (or double the recipe and blend for simplicity). For a garnish, go for something that complements the agave spirit, like a light dusting of crushed red or black peppercorn. 

SLIQ Frozen Cocktail Pops: Your Spring Break Escape

Spring break is the perfect time to try something new. This year, you can amp up the fun on your spring break parties by reaching for SLIQ’s Frozen Cocktail Pops, the easy way to enjoy your favorite mixed drinks at home. 

We use top-shelf quality liquors and other premium ingredients to craft our delicious frozen drinks. Barrel-stored bourbon, 100% blue Agave spirit, white Caribbean rum, and seven-times distilled vodka commingle with delicious flavors for deliriously good frozen treats any spring breaker can enjoy on their own, or mixed with their favorite spring break drinks. We also have concocted other exciting springtime cocktail recipes, like cherry blossom cocktail recipes or cocktails with lavender.

This spring break, chill out with SLIQ. 


  1. Epicurious. Kentucky Buck. 
  2. Epicurious. Oaxaca Old Fashioned.
  3. The Spruce Eats. What Is Mezcal? 
  4. Town & Country. 18 Best Spring Cocktails.