Tropical cocktails helped us get through the cold, snowy winter months; now that it’s starting to get warmer, they can fuel our dreams of lazy summer days. Try these five concoctions while you’re waiting for summer’s heat.
Fishbowl at the Banks
Fishbowl may be on the bank of the Ohio River, but it has all of the drinks you need to feel like you’re somewhere tropical. Grab a Fishtank, made with blue-raspberry vodka, Blue Curaçao lemonade, and tropical Red Bull. Or try their fan favorite, the Gulp of Mexico, a tequila mixture with sours and Triple sec.
141 E. Freedom Way, downtown
Imagine the sway of an island breeze through palm trees at Monk’s Cove while you try a Monk’s Punch, a rum mixture with orange, pineapple, and lime juices, plus grenadine. You could also go with the Monks On A Beach, which is made with vodka, peach Schnapps, and orange and cranberry juices.
1104 St. Gregory St., Mt. Adams, (513) 703-7600
Northside Yacht Club
Looking for a rum cocktail? Northside Yacht Club has the one you’ve been craving to keep warm. Try their Jungle Bird, made with Cruzan Black Strap Rum, pineapple and lime juice, and house Curaçao. You might even find something else to tickle your fancy on Fridays when the new drink special arrives.
4231 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, (513) 541-0528
Kon-Tiki on the Levee
Customer favorites at Kon-Tiki on the Levee include the Bluegrass Hurricane, a Kentucky Bourbon-based cocktail that uses Second Sight Spirits unbarreled rum with orange, pineapple, and passionfruit juices, plus grenadine. Or wipe the winter blues away with a Painkiller, made from dark rum, pineapple and orange juices, and coconut cream.
1 Levee Way, Newport
Tiki Tiki Bang Bang
The Video Archive in Walnut Hills was rebranded as Tiki Tiki Bang Bang last summer, and with it came an assortment of tropical drinks. Try the Exiled Volcano, a rum mixture with coconut milk, palm butter, brown sugar, and pineapple bitters.
965 E McMillan St., Walnut Hills, (513) 559-9500