11 Cruise Cocktail Recipes You Can Make at Home

cruise cocktail recipes make at home
Break out the liquor bottles and try your hand at one of these cocktails! - Photo by Princess, Sarah Bretz, and Viking

If you’re anything like us, you’re getting pretty stir-crazy at home. We’ve come up with a fun way to pass the time and experiment by stirring up a few cruise line concoctions. Last week our article on cruise recipes you can make at home was such a hit that we figured, what better companion than a list of favorite cocktails? Without further ado, here are eleven popular cruise cocktails you can make right in your own kitchen. Be sure to post a picture of your creations and tag us on Instagram and Facebook, or share it on our forum!

1. Cucumber Sunrise — Carnival Cruise Line

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Photo by Carnival Cruise Line


  • 2 cucumber wheels (muddled)
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 2 oz. Absolut vodka
  • 2 oz. watermelon syrup
  • 2 oz. orange juice
  • 1 cucumber wheel garnish


  • Add muddled cucumbers, lime juice, vodka, syrup and orange juice into glass.
  • Shake contents.
  • Strain excess pulp.
  • Pour into separate glass with ice.
  • Garnish with a cucumber.

Served at the Alchemy Bar.


2. Coco Loco — Royal Caribbean

royal caribbean coco loco recipe
Photo by member JPD37DDS


  • .75 oz. dark rum
  • .75 oz. coconut rum
  • .5 oz. orange juice concentrate
  • .5 oz. pineapple juice concentrate
  • .5 oz. papaya juice concentrate
  • .5 oz. coconut cream
  • .25 oz. grenadine
  • Pineapple wedge garnish


  • Add ingredients, along with a half-cup of crushed ice, into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with pineapple wedge.

Inspired by and found on Perfect Day at CocoCay, but is also available on the ships. 


3. Negroni — Holland America

holland america negroni cocktail recipe
Photo by Holland America


  • 2 orange wedges
  • 1.5 oz gin
  • .5 oz sweet vermouth
  • .5 oz Campari
  • 1 oz soda


  • A strip of lemon zest


  • In a cocktail shaker, hand press orange wedge with a muddler.
  • Pack with ice to the top and add all other ingredients.
  • Shake & pour into an old fashioned glass with a strip of lemon zest for garnish.


4. Kiss on the Lips — Carnival Cruise Line

carnival cruise kiss on the lips cocktail
Photo by Flickr/TheGirlsNY


  • 1 1/2 ounces peach schnapps
  • 5 ounces frozen mango chunks
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine
  • 2 cups crushed ice


  • Put the peach schnapps, frozen mango and crushed ice into a blender.
  • Blend in spurts until smooth.
  • Pour the grenadine into the bottom of a cocktail glass.
  • Pour the blended mixture in over the top of it.
  • Garnish with a pineapple slice and cherry.


5. Konk Kooler — Disney Cruise Line

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You can find the Konk Kooler at the Heads Up Bar - Photo by Flickr/adreayoung


  • 1/2 ounce dark rum
  • 3/4 ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce passion fruit juice
  • 1 ounce piña colada mix
  • 1 ounce orange juice


  • Pour everything into a blender and turn it on at full speed for a few seconds to mix all ingredients together.
  • Pour over crushed ice.
  • Garnish with orange wedges and maraschino cherries.

Found on Disney's private Bahamian island, Castaway Cay.


6. Mocha Chocolate Getaway — Carnival Cruise Line

mocha chocolate getaway carnival cocktail recipe
Photo by member moma


  • 3/4 oz Irish Cream
  • 3/4 oz Dark Rum
  • 1/4 oz Butescotch Schapps
  • 1/4 oz Kahlua
  • 2 1/2 oz Ice Cream Mix
  • Chocolate Syrup


  • Line the inside of glass with chocolate syrup.
  • Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend with ice until smooth.
  • Top with whipped cream and a cherry.


7. Purple Rain — MSC Cruises

purple rain msc cruises cocktail recipe
Photo by Sarah Bretz


  • About .5 oz of Grenadine
  • 1.5 ounces Bacardi Oakhart Rum
  • 1.5 ounces Vodka
  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 3.5 ounces sweet n sour mix
  • .5 ounces gin
  • .5 ounces blue curaçao


  • Pour Grenadine in the bottom of a glass.
  • Mix the rum, vodka, peach schnapps, sweet and sour mix in a shaker and pour into the glass slowly and at an angle, so as not to mix it with the Grenadine.
  • Mix the gin and Curacao and float it on the top.


8. Rebellious Fish — Norwegian Cruise Line

rebellious fish norwegian cruise cocktail recipe
Photo by Norwegian Cruise Line


  • .75 oz. Passoa passion fruit liqueur
  • .75 oz. Russian Standard vodka
  • .25 oz. triple sec
  • 2 oz. prosecco
  • 2 oz. Orange juice
  • Fresh berries (garnish)


  • Combine passionfruit liqueur, vodka, triple sec and orange juice in a mixing glass.
  • Shake contents.
  • Pour mixture into glass, over ice.
  • Pour prosecco (sparkling wine) through strainer into 12 oz. serving glass, over ice.
  • Float berries on top.


9. Hot Mulled Wine (Glühwein) — Viking

hot mulled wine cocktail recipe viking cruise
Photo by Viking


  • 3 (750 ml) bottles dry red wine (zinfandel, pinot or Burgundy)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 2 pinches allspice
  • 2 pinches mace
  • 1 pt brandy
  • 1 qt dry white wine
  • 1 med orange, cut into wedges
  • 1 med lemon, cut into wedges


  • 2 med oranges, sliced
  • 12 cinnamon sticks


  • Pour red wine into a 3-gal pot (or larger) and heat gently; add sugar and spices, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  • Add remaining ingredients and steep for 1 hour over low heat.
  • To serve, remove fruit wedges and strain out cloves, garnishing with orange slices and a cinnamon stick.

Serves 12. 


10. Paradise Punch — Princess Cruises

princess cruises paradise punch cocktail recipe
Photo by Princess Cruises


  • 3/4 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz Southern Comfort
  • 3/4 oz Amaretto
  • 1/3 oz Lime cordial
  • 1 oz Grenadine
  • 2 oz Pineapple juice
  • 1 oz Orange juice


  • Shake and strain over ice.
  • Garnish with orange and cherry.


11. Miami Vice — Carnival Cruise Line

miami vice carnival cruise cocktail recipe
Photo by Flickr/kirt_edblom


  • 5 oz Bacardi 151
  • 1 can Frozen Pina Colada Mix
  • 1 can Frozen Daiquiri Mix


  • Mix the pina colada with 2 1/2 oz rum & ice.
  • Mix the daiquiri with 2 1/2 oz rum/ice.
  • Add the pina colada to a cocktail glass, then add the daiquiri on top.

READ MORE: 11 Cruise Ship Recipes You Can Make at Home

Join the discussion

Which recipe are you going to make?


Posted by MJtraveler

I would love to try to make the Mocha Chocolate Getaway - they are fabulous on board - but where the heck do I get "Ice Cream Mix?" Can I just use vanilla or chocolate ice cream??

Posted by danmoffett

I imagine they're talking about something like Island Oasis Ice Cream Beverage Mix. https://www.amazon.com/Island-Oasis-Beverage-oz-Pack-Cream/dp/B00FIUANOA

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