Spring鈥檚 almost here, and everyone鈥檚 got the travel bug. If you鈥檙e off to someplace exotic to soak in the sun, be sure to take in some local culture too, because the whole point of travel is to try new things, amiright? There鈥檚 no tastier way to expand your horizons than to try new foods and cocktails from around the world. But if there鈥檚 no spring break in your plans this year, no need to make a sad face. With these cocktail recipes, you鈥檙e just a shaker away from experiencing the ultimate staycation in a glass that will turn that frown upside down. Here are 18 spring break cocktails guaranteed to get both vacationers and staycationers in the mood to PAR-TAY.

New Orleans

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1. Hurricane Party Punch Recipe: When Big Easy restaurateurs faced a post-prohibition glut of bootleg rum on the market, they concocted this irresistible punch, calling for copious amounts of rum sweetened with exotic passion fruit syrup tempered with zesty lemon juice. One sip, and you鈥檒l see why the bootlegger鈥檚 loss was our gain. (via Liz on Call / Bread Booze Bacon)

Miami

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2. Lava Flow Cocktail: The Lava Flow, AKA The Miami Vice, is half daiquiri and half pi帽a colada. Which part represents Crockett and which part is Tubbs? You鈥檒l have to taste, and be the judge. (via The Chic Site)

Cancun

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3. Smoky Pickled Strawberry Margarita: When a Tijuana bartender needed a cocktail that appealed to the ladies, he grabbed up the ingredients on hand for tequila shots, sweetened it all up with simple syrup, and voila! 鈥 the margarita was born. On behalf of *ladies* everywhere, we say gracias. (via Cali Girl)

Key West

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4. 鈥淧apa Doble鈥 Daiquiri: Key West resident celebrity Ernest Hemingway reportedly liked these daiquiris so much that he allegedly sucked back 17 in a single sitting. Seems Papa Hemingway wasn鈥檛 a fan of sweet drinks, so his namesake daiquiri excludes added sugar, but the tasty maraschino cherry liqueur more than makes up for it. (via Go Go Go Gourmet)

Austin, TX

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5. Mexican Martini: While these cocktails are called martinis, they鈥檙e actually margaritas in disguise. Calling for standard margarita ingredients, they鈥檙e spiked with olive juice and sure to add a whole lotta ol茅 to your fiesta! (via Five Heart Home)

Las Vegas

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6. Perfect Dirty Martini: No casino destination would be complete without a martini, shaken not stirred. This James Bond fave is made up of six parts gin and one part dry vermouth and, just like 007, it packs a stealthy punch. (via Two Sisters Kitchens)

South Padre Island

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7. Texas Bittersweet Tea: This version of Texas Tea calls for Texas ruby-red grapefruit juice sweetened with Italian Averna poured over strong black tea. It鈥檚 a pitcher-friendly recipe, so invite some locals to gather around and make friends. (via 10th Kitchen)

Punta Cana

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8. Coco Loco: Often drunk straight from a coconut shell, this isn鈥檛 a cocktail so much as a whole tropical vacation in a glass. While various versions of this drink can be found across the the Caribbean, the Dominican recipe calls for coconut cream and three liquors 鈥 hence the name 鈥渢he crazy coconut.鈥 (via Manu鈥檚 Menu)

Los Cabos

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9. Paloma: Ask an American what people drink in Mexico and they鈥檒l say margaritas, but ask a native Mexican and they鈥檒l tell you it鈥檚 palomas. They鈥檙e easy-peasy to make, calling for just two ingredients 鈥 tequila and a grapefruit soda, such as Jarritos or Fresca. (via The Life Styled)

Cuba

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10. Mojito: Created during an era when rum was unrefined and scarcely drinkable, the mojito鈥檚 added sugarcane juice, muddled mint, and squeeze of lime helped the drink go down real easy. Now that rums are smooth and refined, the Cuban cocktail is downright addictive. (via Noble Pig)

Los Angeles

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11. Brown Derby: Some drinks are so rooted in cocktail legend, it鈥檚 like bartenders everywhere are mixing up living history. Sip on a Brown Derby on your next trip to La La Land, and you鈥檒l be drinking in the essence of Old Hollywood. (via Gourmande in the Kitchen)

San Juan

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12. Dragonberry: San Juan aficionados know to hit up the free Bacardi rum factory tour, which ends with cocktails at the outdoor bar, gratis. It may well be the fruity Dragonberry sipper on offer that keeps 鈥檈m coming back for more. (via The Novice Chef)

Fort聽Lauderdale

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13. Sex on the Beach: This 鈥80s cocktail was *allegedly* invented to appeal to the two things Florida spring breakers were hoping for. Or鈥 maybe it was just too much fun to say to your beach-buff bartender: 鈥淚鈥檒l have sex on the beach.鈥 (via Pickled Plum)

Rio de Janeiro

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14. Caipirinha: Brazil鈥檚 national cocktail, the caipirinha, is made with cacha莽a 鈥 a spirit distilled from sugarcane 鈥 and lots of muddled lime, so it鈥檚 both tart and sweet. The recipe is so simple, you can carry the three ingredients in your cooler bag and shake one (or two) up right on the beach. (via Supergolden Bakes)

Cannes

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15. French Pear Martini: It鈥檚 a French tradition to serve fruit cordials like elderflower as an aperitif before dinner to stimulate the appetite. The elderflower and pear combo in this drink is definitely like a burst of spring to your tastebuds. (via Home & Plate)

Jamaica

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16. Rum Punch: This classic rum punch is easy to make in quantities that are guaranteed to get the PAR-TAY started. One sip of this cooler will transport you to a tropical island where the skies are blue, the water is crystal clear, and the drum rhythms encourage a decidedly leisurely pace. (via Inspired by Charm)

Paradise Island

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17. Bahama Mama: Break out the paper umbrellas and prop up your feet. With this tall chilled cooler in your hands, you鈥檙e officially on island time. (via Cooking With Curls)

West Palm Beach

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18. Tequila Sunrise: This citrus state sipper is like looking at sunshine in a glass. The color gradient is so eye-catching 鈥 it鈥檚 as beautiful to behold as it is to drink. (via Averie Cooks)

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