Best Summer Cocktail Beverages to Beat the Florida Heat

There's nothing better than having a fruity, refreshing, or frozen drink in hand during the summertime. Fortunately, a wide variety of summer cocktails perfectly play on the season's flavors.

On an 88-degree day, there are tons of different cocktails to help you beat the Florida summer heat. Margaritas. Sangrias. Piña Coladas. Cocktails containing rum, tequila, vodka, and a splash of fruit juice–or anything with bold, thirst-quenching flavor.

Luckily for us, summer isn't over yet! To that end, we've curated a list of our thirst-quenching, crime-solving summer cocktails, and mocktails for you to enjoy. Cheers!

Blue Boudini

Blue Boudini Summer Cocktail

Escape the Florida heat with a sip of our enchanting Blue Boudini. This vibrant cocktail is a magical blend of Malibu Rum, Blue Curacao, and pineapple juice. The tropical flavors transport you to a beachside paradise with each sip, while the mesmerizing blue hue adds a touch of summertime whimsy. The Blue Boudini is the perfect companion for solving a mystery on the dinner train!

Seminole Smile

Seminole Smile Summer Cocktail

There's something about a sparkling cocktail that is so fun and glam. Activate your inner Gossip Girl with this summer cocktail–complete with white cranberries, vodka, and citrus, then served in a sugar-rimmed glass. This bubbly delight is sure to put a smile on your face, making every summer gathering feel like a sophisticated soirée.

Summer Sangria

Summer Sangria Summer Cocktail

Sangria has a long, rich history that dates back to the Middle Ages. Originally, the recipe was aged wine with fruit and spices. Today's take on sangria became popular following the 1964 World's Fair in New York. If you like a sangria that's fruity, sweet, dry, smooth, lush, boozy, and refreshing, then you'll love our pitcher of Summer Sangria! It's the ultimate summertime drink, bringing a splash of Spanish sunshine to every glass.

Assassin's Deed

Assassin's Deed Summer Cocktail

An amaretto sour is a classic sour cocktail that's made with amaretto liqueur—and the Assassin's Deed adds a little Florida twist! This refreshing cocktail is sweet and prepared with almond-flavored liqueur that's mixed with lemon juice and lemon-lime soda. Honestly, these are great year-round, but they're perfectly refreshing for summer in Florida. Imagine sipping this while watching the sunset over the Gulf—absolutely blissful!

Low-Cal Ripper

Low-Cal Ripper Summer Cocktail

A lot of people search for a low-calorie option during the summer months. If that's you, then the Low-Cal Ripper might be just the drink you need! Tito's Craft Vodka, seltzer water, and cranberry juice make this low-cal drink tasty and Rippin’ good. It's light, refreshing, and perfect for sipping while solving a train-bound murder mystery!

Agent Berry Margarita

Agent Berry Summer Cocktail

This isn't just any margarita—it's a tropical blend of wildberry exhilaration. With each sip, you'll find yourself detecting the refreshing notes of berry, tequila, salt, and sugar. Trust us, folks, this cocktail isn't just a drink, it's the perfect partner for beachside barbecues, late-night bonfires, and—of course—murder mystery dinner trains!

Lil' Red Caboose

Lil' Red Caboose Summer Cocktail

If you like piña coladas and having fun on a train . . . our take on the fruity, frozen take on the classic piña colada is perfect for you! The Lil' Red Caboose is a smooth, wildberry piña colada that features a wildberry drizzle and a fresh strawberry garnish. This tropical delight is your ticket to paradise, no matter where your summer adventures take you.

Sip Back and Relax Aboard The Murder Mystery Dinner Train

All aboard the Murder Mystery Dinner Train for a one-of-a-kind theatrical and culinary experience! Enjoy your cocktails with a five-course dinner (your choice of three different entrées), prepared fresh onboard the train—all while a live murder mystery unfolds around you in the dining car.

The round-trip journey to and from Colonial Station in Fort Myers, Florida is forty miles and takes 3 and a half hours. That's plenty of time to enjoy a few delicious summer cocktails! The mystery awaits, so book your seats today.

Got a large group? We have special rates for groups of 24 or more passengers. And if you're coming in from out of town, we also offer a getaway package with exclusive rates at a local Fort Myers hotel. We hope to see you soon!