I love vacation time because it is just time to relax. Our Puerto Vallarta vacation allowed me the time to really relax and indulge in some much needed poolside time. As I sat beside the pool I noticed a lot of drinks floating from person to person and people were tasting each other’s beverages.
The fun of vacation is talking to strangers, making new friends and learning new beverages. While there are some oldies but goodies there are also some that are worth a mention as they are bold, delicious and spirited. Today’s post will let you lavishly live frosty beverages out loud as I offer up the top 10 drinks to taste in Puerto Vallarta.
Cold & Colorful
Often when I see a frosted beverage I more think ‘slushie’ than cocktail but I was shown a new path on our Puerto Vallarta trip. The ladies around the pool had this cocktail thing down, and our servers Gustavo and Carlos (those are the two that we relied on) offered a few fun suggestions as well.
Since my daughter was legal age in Puerto Vallarta for drinking we decided to have our own little party and she started taste-testing beverages, getting to know what she liked and disliked. What you need to know is what one mixologist creates the other might make it just a little differently, let me show you four different versions of one awesome drink.
Top 10 Drinks To Taste In Puerto Vallarta
Here’s our lineup of fun and flavorful beverages bookmark this page so you can try them all as I am sure your mixologist can recreate all of them! From animal names to superheroes, these drinks will have you relaxing and loving on them. The mixologists of Puerto Vallarta create a dream vacation through their recipes! Pass these on to your friends so everyone learns what great drinks can be found in Puerto Vallarta.
Superman is Blue Curacao, Pina Colada and Strawberry Daiquiri and I have to say quite a little ass kicker, so be forewarned. The guys around the pool were sipping on these as well! However, this drink came in 4 variations. If you asked for Superman with 3 Colores, it often came as 3 drinks, and sometimes the 3rd color was just mixed in, take a look. All that matters is that it tasted good from top to bottom, Olè!
Let’s just say there are 4 versions of this drink! So I wonder who was drinking the mixologist or me? The one you see in the man’s hand above is what the drinks started out looking like, but as the day went on, here are the other versions that came from different mixologists! The first version is in this man’s hand, I simply asked him what was in his glass and that is where it all started!
Superman Version 2
Superman Version 3
Superman Version 4
Sorry we drank this one before we got to photo it, but it was delicious. The cocktail was made of a sour mix, malibu coconut rum and soda and it oozed over the side of the glass. These were served in tall glasses.
Mango Margaritas packed a little kick of ‘heat’ because they are rimmed a few pepper flakes. The mango margarita is an orange liqueur, Lime juice, and mango syrup, really fruity and really good. This is Juan making mine at La Cabana in the Buenaventura Grand Hotel.
This tasted like watermelon, who knows what was in it, but I would definitely recommend it as it was delicious and made its appearance around the poolside a lot of the adults!
Margarita on the Rocks
Let’s face facts, Mexico is the reason for the Margarita so where better to enjoy this lovely libation than poolside. On the rocks, not on the rocks, salted, not salted or even with a tequila shot on the side, Olè! Above is the on the rocks version and below is the more slushie-like version both salted! Bottoms Up!
These were wicked delicious and perfectly blended each time, not too thick, not too much alcohol just nice tasty drink! I think the photo says it all.
My daughter and I keep going back and forth as to the proper name and the contents, but I believe it was Mayan Ruin and she says Mayan Sacrifice. Personally, I think I just need to head back down to Puerto Vallarta to find out what the name is and have another! The beverage fit for the gods and served to the pool goddesses, and Whoa does this little one pack a punch! You will be the only thing ruined after a few of these, sweet, tart and oh so good!
After Dinner Amaretto
This was really refreshing after a meal, a walk and then a bit of time together. A little splash of cherry juice made it the perfect ending to a perfect day!
Hey, lady don’t forget your Cerveza’s and why would you, check out what was being served! Corona served here!
Last, but hardly least, Tequila. Tequila shots were on the side with beverages, at dinner tables, around the pool and up and down the Malecon! There’s also a general allowance for carrying some back to the US so check out how much you can bring home and fill those suitcases to bring a little Puerto Vallarta home! My personal favorite was the one that tasted like coffee!
Dana Vento is a travel and culinary writer who globetrots and shares destinations and stories of destinations!