Beach vacations were made for cocktails: the tropical ones, the spicy ones, the crisp, refreshing ones that make you say “ahhh!” after a long day on the beach. So we did the research for you—here are Naples’ most vacation-worthy cocktails from some of our favorite bars and restaurants.
Nothing says “I’m on vacation” (even if you’re not) like a tropical cocktail served in a tiki man. One sip of the Bevy Punch at The Bevy—made with a blend of pineapple and cranberry juices and Malibu Coconut, Banana, Mango and Passionfruit rums—and you’re instantly on island time.
The Bevy 360 12th Ave. S., Naples
MANGO CHILE MARGARITA
We love a spicy margarita, and Coast knows how to make them just right. The Mango Chile Margarita is crafted fresh from Sauza Signature Blue 100 percent agave tequila, Ancho Reyes chile-infused liqueur, fresh lime juice, agave nectar and a touch of mango.
The French serves up frosé—that’s frozen rosé—made with Notorious Pink rosé, housemade rose syrup and local citrus, and we can confirm it’s everything you’d hope it would be: frosty, light and super drinkable (so, um, pace yourself).
The French 365 Fifth Ave. S., Naples
After a day at the beach, the Cucumber Cooler at The Turtle Club—made with Ketel One cucumber mint vodka, elderflower liqueur and a splash of club soda—is cold, crisp and totally refreshing.
The Turtle Club 9225 Gulf Shore Drive N., Naples (The Vanderbilt Beach Resort)
FRESH THAI COCONUT
There’s no alcohol involved here; just a fresh Thai coconut, cracked to order at The Bowl. Add a colorful paper umbrella, and you’re ready for the beach.
The Bowl 1427 Pine Ridge Road, Naples 1200 Central Ave., Naples
NAPLES HAPPY HOUR HOTSPOTS
Looking for the perfect spot to grab a drink? You’ve come to the right place. Our Insiders’ Guide to Happy Hour Hotspots features hours, locations and specials at all the best Naples happy hour restaurants and bars.