Close your eyes and imagine you’re sitting outside your Sanibel Vacations rental. Feel the soft granules of sand between your toes, the sun’s warm rays on your face, and listen to the distant sound of waves. While you’re soaking in the beachy splendor of your Sanibel Island rental, treat yourself to a few homemade Florida cocktails with the aid of your fully-equipped rental kitchen. Besides, nothing quite completes a picture of lounging on the beach like a refreshing umbrella drink. 

Rum Runner

The rum runner is a classic Florida cocktail. If you don’t intend to drink many of them, you can save money by purchasing the mini bottles of rum offered at most liquor stores. Once you have your supplies, shake (or stir) your concoction and top with your favorite garnishes. 

Fuzzy Navel

An arguably underrated drink, the Fuzzy Navel is a delightfully fruity concoction. Pick up some orange juice and peach schnapps, and you basically have everything you need! Plus, there’s no better place to sip on some fresh OJ than while you’re in Southwest Florida. 

Piña Colada

This super straightforward Piña Colada recipe only requires three ingredients: frozen pineapple chunks, white rum, and coconut milk. Mix until smooth with the blender in your Sanibel vacation condo and top with a cute little umbrella, some maraschino cherries, or a slice of fresh pineapple. Make it a mocktail by skipping the rum!

Island Mojito

You’re bound to feel refreshed after mixing yourself an Island Mojito. Combine mint leaves, rum, and lime wedges into a glass and muddle. If there’s no muddler available, don’t shy away from getting a little creative. The handle of a wooden spoon works just as well in a pinch. Once muddled, swirl in your agave nectar, club soda, and ice. 


Whether blended or on the rocks, a classic Margarita is another excellent Florida cocktail you can make from the privacy of your Sanibel beach rental. Combine tequila, an orange liqueur of your choice, and lime juice for a delightful treat. Optional add-ins include simple syrup or agave nectar to sweeten your drink, a lime wedge, and coarse salt for the rim. 

Mix Fantastic Florida Cocktails at Your Beachfront Rental

Our Sanibel Island beach rentals provide the perfect accommodations for your Southwest Florida getaway. Whether you’re traveling with family or friends, we have houses for groups of nearly every size. Plus, there’s no shortage of things to do on our beautiful island. Spend a relaxing evening at your cozy vacation rental with your own homemade Florida cocktails. For more information on our current specials or to make a reservation, please give us a call at 239-579-0348.