Drinks to Dance With

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The ZingriatiniDancing is a celebration. It’s a celebration of cultures and of rhythm and it’s just a general feel good time. It’s no wonder that an essential for a dance club is a bar, a place to get a drink between dances and have a quick conversation. Whether you’re drinking a martini, a club soda or a red bull, you’re usually drinking. Here are some drinks with a tie to a region known for their dances.


This is an original concoction inspired by Celebrity Cruises’ Palmilla Sangria. Sangria is a popular drink in Spain, (home of the Flamenco) where fruit is added to wine. For this recipe we combine wine with fruit juice and a little kick of tequila, this gives the traditionally warm weather drink a winter spin.


  • 1 oz. of tequila
  • 1 oz. of pineapple juice
  • .5 oz. of orange juice
  • .25 oz. of fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz. of Zinfandel
  • Lime wedge/peel for garnish


  1. Quick chill a martini glass by filling it with ice and water (or chill martini glasses in the freezer for at least an hour prior to serving).
  2. Add a handful of ice to a metal or glass shaker.
  3. Add the first four ingredients and shake to combine and chill contents.
  4. Add the Zinfandel and gently swirl.
  5. Pour (through strainer) into the empty, chilled martini glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge/peel.

Moscow MuleMoscow Mule

Pulling on the rich tradition of ballet, we’ve created a simple and peppy Moscow Mule (a favorite of media mogul Oprah). This refreshing drink is delicate like a pirouette, but packs a Russian punch with the vodka.


  • 2 oz. of vodka
  • 3 oz. of ginger beer
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • Lime wedge/peel  for garnish


  1. Combine vodka, ginger beer and lime juice in a glass filled with ice and stir.
  2. Garnish with a lime wedge or peel.

Caipirinha de UvaCaipirinha de Uva

This recipe comes from Holland America, and features the flavors of Brazil, which is home to the Samba and the Bossa Nova. The drink was very refreshing and sweet with a bit of tang, and the lime and grapes make for a nice bitter taste to counter balance the sugar. Not to worry if you can’t find the specific rum, I think any light rum will work and be equally delicious. I can see how after a few of these cocktails you will be sambaing your way around town.


  • 3 lime wedges, cut in half
  • 3 green grapes
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 oz. of Brazilian rum (also known as Cachaça, made from sugarcane juice)


  1. In a shaker, press the grapes and lime wedges in the simple syrup.
  2. Fill a glass with ice.
  3. Add the Brazilian rum to the shaker and shake vigorously.
  4. Pour into the chilled glass.

Bottoms up!

What’s your go-to drink when dancing?

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