14 NOVEMBER, 2020


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The 2020 pandemic has taken the fun out of vacations and travel. As it remains an active threat, staying indoors has been of utmost importance this whole year. But with the year about to end, you may be aching for a relaxing time under the sun, on the beach, cold summer cocktail in hand, but can’t. As a remedy for those blues, why not bring the boozy beach vibe home by replicating a DIY Boracay cocktail recipe?

With drinks and parties as an essential element of the Boracay experience, recreating the drinks iconic to the island could just be the best way to relive the unique thrill. From classic cocktails to unique mixes, Boracay’s pubs offer a wide range of options that you can try at home.

Check out this ultimate list of the 10 most iconic Boracay alcoholic drinks – complete with recipes – that you can make at home.

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1. Piña Colada

Start your indoor party with a classic piña colada. It’s one of the most common and delicious drinks you can find at any Boracay bar. The piña colada is fruity, refreshing, and easy to make at home.

The piña colada only requires three ingredients, in three parts: one part white rum, one part coconut cream, and three parts pineapple juice. Mix it all together in a tall glass and top it with ice, a pineapple slice, and a cherry for that summer beach vibe.

2. Tequila Sunrise

If you want to spice up the party, tequila sunrise is your next best bet. It’s a colorful and tropical drink that’s sure to get your indoor e-numan party started.

The recipe for a tequila sunrise is also very simple, with no fancy shaker or equipment needed. All you need to do is mix three parts tequila with six parts orange juice in one glass, and then transfer that mix into your final glass. Spoon in one part grenadine syrup and watch the layers form that iconic sunrise look.

3. Cuba Libre

When you think about mixed alcoholic drinks, what are the basic cocktails that come to mind? The cuba libre, of course. This drink is one of the simplest cocktails out there, with three ingredients that you just need to mix together. The cuba libre is also a popular drink for any Boracay gastronomic adventurer.

In a glass with ice, mix four parts of Coke with two parts of white rum and a squeeze of lime juice. Top with lime as a garnish and serve. You just made your own cuba libre in no time at all, in the comfort of your own home.

4. Mimosa

Here’s a fun party idea for you to try: a boozy brunch with friends, where you all cook at home and hang out on a video call. If you want to make it an ultimate boozy bestie brunch, then you’ll need to make mimosas.

The mimosa is so easy to put together. All you need is one part Champagne and one part orange juice. Mix them together in a tall glass, top it with ice, and do a digital “cheers” with your friends on the video call.

5. Sangria

If you’re quarantining with other friends or family members and want to execute some fun “Boracay” party ideas, the sangria is a great batch drink to make together. You can easily scale up the production of this drink, and get your loved ones involved in the process, too.

This drink has more ingredients than the others on the list so far, but you can play with the ratio of ingredients to your liking. You’ll need red wine, brandy, triple sec, carbonated water, and sugar, and sliced fruits like apples, oranges, and lemons. Mix them all together, adjust the mix to your liking, and serve it up with ice to everyone at home.

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6. Mango Margarita

Now that you’re moving into more advanced drink-making territory, you can start exploring blended, frozen drinks like a margarita. Give it a tropical spin by making a mango margarita, which is very popular in many Boracay restaurants.

In a blender, combine one cup of ice with half a fresh mango. Add in two parts tequila, one part triple sec, simple syrup or agave, and a squeeze of lime. Pour into a glass rimmed with salt or sugar, and enjoy.

7. Weng-Weng

If you’re a Boracay nightlife person at heart, then you know what weng-weng is. This drink is a proud Pinoy invention that tastes non-alcoholic but packs a huge punch after just a few sips. It has a lot of ingredients, but if you’re planning an online party at home, there’s no better drink to mix together than weng-weng.

What are the basic cocktail ingredients for this “traydor” drink? You’ll need two parts of the following: rum, vodka, tequila, gin, brandy or whiskey, and grenadine syrup. Mix them together, then add one cup each of pineapple juice and orange juice. Serve with ice to your friends and family, and get ready for a wild indoor party.

8. Mango Mojito

What makes this cocktail perfect for your indoor “beach” party? The mango mojito is a local spin on a classic and refreshing drink that you’ll commonly find in any Boracay bar. It only requires a few ingredients and doesn’t need fancy equipment.

You’ll need two parts white rum, one part mango juice, club soda, two teaspoons of sugar, six fresh mint leaves, and a lime wedge. Squeeze the lime juice into a glass, then crush the lime wedge, mint, and sugar in the same glass. Add the rum and mango juice, then top it off with club soda. Serve with ice, and enjoy.

9. Pineapple Sling

The pineapple sling is a local twist on the popular Singapore Sling. Instead of a combination of orange, pineapple, and lime juice, the pineapple sling puts a spotlight on the Philippines’ beloved pineapple for a tropical and local twist.

You’ll need gin, cherry liqueur, Cointreau, DOM bénédictine, grenadine, bitters, lime juice, and a lot of pineapple juice. Mix them in a tall glass and serve with a pineapple slice on top for a truly tropical party.

10. Boracay

What is the best cocktail drink for your indoor Boracay experience? It’s probably the one named after the iconic island itself. If you’re looking for ways to enjoy Boracay like a local while at home, this is probably your best bet.

To finish off this list, you’ll need Tanduay Rhum, Milo, any three-in-one instant coffee mix, condensed milk, and hot water. Mix them all together, and serve for a deliciously alcoholic pick-me-up.

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Want to plan the perfect Boracay party indoors? Then making these delicious and boozy drinks might just be your best bet. But what makes a cocktail perfect, exactly?

Make sure to get the right ingredients for your drink. It might not be best to sub out gin for rum or vice versa, because the flavors won’t be the same. Start with simple recipes that don’t require a shaker or a blender first, then work your way up. Go for ingredients you already like, rather than ones you know you dislike.

Remember to have fun with your drink-making! You’re the master of your at-home party. As long as you have a great, socially-distanced company, your cocktails will only serve to make your indoor celebration even better.

2020 took a toll on everyone this year. But this shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the good things in life either. Find inspiration from Boracay beach parties of the past to spice up your present situation. Enjoy delicious cocktail recipes with your loved ones indoors.

Enjoy a cold, refreshing, alcoholic drink with your family. Follow social distancing rules, but remember to socialize with friends through e-numans on Zoom. Don’t let the difficulties stop you from having a fun and memorable experience indoors.