Carnival Cruise Drink Recipes

   November 25, 2015 ,   Food & Drinks

CruiseMapper's Carnival cruise drink recipes are dedicated to all Fun Ship fans. Here are listed only the most famous cocktails - the very best from Carnival's drink recipe book. The absolute hits from the Carnival bar menus are "The Fun Ship", "Carnival Cosmo", "The Cruiser" and "Mardi Gras".

You most certainly will enjoy our collection of recipes for Carnival Cruise Lines mixed drinks/cocktails - out of curiosity, as sweet nostalgia of fun times passed or simply to recreate drinks and share the delightful taste of adventure with your very best Carnival memories at sea. No matter the reason - enjoy it!

Carnival Cruise Drink Recipes - CruiseMapper

Carnival cruise drink recipes

Note: Ingredients are measured in fluid ounces ["fl oz"] - 1 US fluid ounce equals 30 ml.

Carnival "FUN SHIP" recipe

Carnival "THE FUN SHIP" recipe of the DOD (drink of the day) on the first day of your sailing:1oz Amaretto Almond Liqueur

  • 1oz Rum
  • 1oz Vodka
  • 1/2oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2oz Orange Juice
  • 1/2oz Lime Juice
  • 1/4oz Apricot Brandy
  • 1 splash grenadine syrup
  • (variation) - "Apricot Brandy, Light Rum, Amaretto, Almond Liqueur, Mango Liqueur, Grenadine Syrup, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice".

Carnival "MARDI GRAS" recipe

  • 0,1oz lemon juice
  • 2oz dark rum
  • 6oz Hawaiian Punch
  • 1tsp sugar.
  • The hurricane glass preparation - dip the rim first in lemon juice, then in sugar. The drink itself - shake well with lots of ice, garnish with an orange slice. Enjoy it by thinking of the Fat Carnival Fun, and not necessarily on Thursday.

"THE CRUISER" recipe

  • 1 1/4oz coconut rum
  • 3oz orange juice
  • 2oz pineapple juice
  • cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes, strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes.


  • 1 3/4oz 42 Below PassionFruit Vodka
  • 3/4oz Triple Sec /orange-flavored liqueur/
  • 1oz Cranberry Juice, Lime Juice, Cotton Candy, Cherry
  • "mix in a cocktail shaker with crushed ice, strain into a cocktail glass".

"Tropical Lifesaver" recipe

  • 1/2oz Bacardi Select Rum
  • 1/2oz Bacardi Light Rum
  • 1/4oz Vodka Finlandia
  • 1/4oz DeKuyper-Banana Liqueur
  • 1/4oz coconut cream
  • 1 1/2oz pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2oz orange juice
  • dash grenadine, ice.

"Mexican Mama" recipe

  • 1oz Sauza Tequila
  • 1/2oz DeKuyper /Apricot Brandy/
  • 3oz fruit punch
  • 1/2oz coconut cream
  • dash grenadine, ice, garnish orange slice.

"Acapulco Gold" recipe

  • 3/4oz Tequila
  • 3/4oz Bacardi Rum
  • 1/2oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2oz coconut cream
  • x1oz - pineapple & orange juice
  • blend, pour over ice, garnish pineapple slice.

Carnival "Coco Loco" recipe

  • 1/2oz Sauza Tequila
  • 1/2oz Gin
  • 1/2oz Bacardi Light Rum
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1oz coconut cream
  • ice, garnish pineapple slice.

"Dirty Banana" recipe

  • 1oz Creme de Banana (DeKuyper)
  • 1oz Creme de Cacao (DeKuyper)
  • 1oz Kahlua (coffee-flavored liqueur)
  • 2scoops vanilla icecream.

"Agave Pineapple Tea" recipe

  • 1/2oz Milagro Tequila
  • 1/2oz Gin
  • 1/2oz Vodka
  • 1/2oz Light Rum
  • 1/2oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1oz Lemonade
  • Mix together, pour over ice, top with a splash of soda, garnish with a pineapple slice.

the Carnival "Miami Vice" recipe

  • 5oz Bacardi 151
  • 1 pckg Frozen Pina Colada Mix
  • 1 pckg Frozen Daiquiri Mix
  • Mix the pina colada with 2,5oz rum & ice, mix the daiquiri with 2,5oz rum/ice, add the pina colada to a cocktail glass, then add the daiquiri on top.

"Peach Pleasures" recipe

  • 1oz DeKuyper /Peachtree Schnapps/
  • 1/2oz DeKuyper /Sloe Gin/
  • 3oz orange juice
  • ice, float the grenadine, garnish with a cherry.

Carnival "Kiss on the Lips" recipe

  • 1 or 1 1/2oz Peach Schnapps
  • 4-6oz mango puree
  • 1 tbsp grenadine syrup
  • Mix schnapps/mango/ice, add grenadine, pour in a highball glass filled with ice, garnish with pineapple slice/cherry.

Carnival "Cosmopolitan" recipe

  • 1 3/4oz Passion Fruit Vodka
  • 3/4oz Triple Sec (orange-flavored liqueur)
  • 1oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1oz Lime Juice
  • 1 Cherry
  • Cotton Candy
  • Blend all but the cotton candy/cherry, put cotton candy in a martini glass (cherry on top), pour the ingredients over the top.

Carnival "Beachcomber" recipe

  • 1 1/4oz Smirnoff Vodka
  • 1/4oz Captain Morgan coconut rum
  • 1/2oz pineapple juice
  • 1/4oz orange juice
  • 1slice orange
  • blend all, shake with ice, serve in an ice-filled glass, garnish with an orange slice.

 Carnival "Caribbean Breeze" recipe

  • 1oz Bacardi Rum
  • 1/4oz DeKuyper /Creme de Banana/
  • 1/4oz DeKuyper /Apricot Brandy/
  • 1oz orange juice
  • 3/4oz pineapple juice
  • 3/4oz coconut cream
  • 1/4oz grenadine
  • ice, garnish pineapple slice.

"Goombay Smash" recipe

  • 3/4oz Bacardi Spice Rum
  • 1/2oz Bacardi Light Rum
  • 1/4oz DeKuyper /Apricot Brandy/
  • 1/2oz coconut cream
  • 2oz pineapple juice
  • ice, garnish with orange or pineapple slice.

"Ultimate Suntan" recipe

  • 1oz Bacardi Rum
  • 1/4oz DeKuyper /Creme de Banana/
  • 1/4oz DeKuyper /Apricot Brandy/
  • 1 1/2oz sweet-sour mix
  • 1 1/2 orange juice
  • ice, float grenadine, garnish orange slice.


  • 1oz coconut rum
  • 1/2oz peach schnapps
  • 3 1⁄3oz pineapple juice
  • 3 1⁄3oz orange juice
  • 1/2oz grenadine
  • garnish with a slice of peach, on ice cubes.

"Smooth Sailing"

  • 1oz Vodka Finlandia
  • 1/2oz DeKuyper /Peachtree Schnapps/
  • 3oz orange juice
  • float grenadine, ice, garnish lime wheel.

"Shark Bite" recipe

  • 1/2oz Vodka Finlandia
  • 1/2oz DeKuyper /Blue Curacao/
  • 1/2oz DeKuyper /Triple Sec/
  • 3oz sweet-sour mix
  • pour over ice, garnish with a lemon wedge.

"Yellow Bird" recipe

  • 1oz Bacardi Light Rum
  • 1/4oz Galliano
  • 1/4oz DeKuyper /Creme de Banana/
  • 2oz orange juice
  • ice, garnish orange slice and cherry.

"Riviera Delight" recipe

  • 3/4oz Melon Liqueur
  • 1/4oz Vodka
  • 1/4oz Bacardi Light
  • 1/4oz Amaretto (almond-flavored liqueur)
  • 2&1/2oz Sweet & Sout
  • 1/2oz Pineapple Juice
  • Blend together, pour over ice, garnish with orange slice/cherry.

"The Bushwacker" recipe

  • 3/4oz Dark Rum
  • 3/4oz Vodka
  • 3/4oz Creme de Coco
  • 3/4oz Frangelica
  • 3/4oz Kahlua
  • 3/4oz Rum Cream
  • 3/4oz Coconut Milk
  • Blend all together with ice, sprinkle a dash of nutmeg on top.

"Mexican Mama" recipe

  • 1oz Sauza Tequila
  • 1/2oz Apricot Brandy (DeKuyper)
  • 3oz fruit punch
  • 1/2oz coconut cream
  • 1dash grenadine
  • blend all, pour over ice, garnish with a slice of orange.

"Tropical Temper" recipe

  • 1oz Vodka Finlandia
  • 1/2oz DeKuyper /Melon Liqueur/
  • 3oz orange juice
  • ice, garnish lime wheel.

"Caribbean Manhattan" recipe

  • 2oz Bourbon
  • 3/4oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 3/4oz spiced brown sugar
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters
  • shake all together with ice and strain into a cocktail glass (chilled); garnish with a cherry, then serve.

"By the Pool" recipe

  • 3/4oz DeKuyper /Midori/
  • 3/4oz DeKuyper /Peachtree Schnapps/
  • 1 1/2oz orange juice
  • 1 1/2oz Sprite
  • ice, garnish orange slice.

"Emerald Mine" recipe

  • 3/4oz Blue Curacao liqueur (DeKuyper)
  • 3/4oz Vodka
  • x1oz pineapple & orange juice
  • 1/4oz coconut cream
  • blend with 5oz ice.

"Twilight Zone" recipe

  • 1oz Bacardi Light Rum
  • 1/2oz Melon Liqueur
  • 1 & 1/2oz coconut cream, blend all with 5oz ice, then float Blue Curacao (DeKuyper) over the top.

"Havana Delight" recipe

  • 3/4oz Bacardi Rum
  • 3/4oz Kaluha (coffee-flavored liqueur)
  • 1 1/2oz coconut cream, blend with 5oz ice.

"Tipsy Turtle" recipe

  • 1oz Bacardi Rum
  • 1/2oz DeKuyper /Midori/
  • 2oz pineapple juice
  • 1oz sweet-sour mix
  • ice, garnish pineapple slice.

"Caribbean Colada" recipe

  • 2oz Bacardi Superior Rum
  • 3oz fresh pineapple juice
  • 1/2oz coconut cream (Coco Lopez)
  • 4dash aromatic bitters (Angostura)
  • 1pinch salt.

"Purple Sky" recipe

  • 1oz Vodka Finlandia
  • 1/2oz DeKuyper /Raspberry Liqueur/
  • 1oz sweet-sour mix
  • 2oz pineapple juice
  • ice, garnish pineapple slice.

"Mango Magic" (rum) recipe

  • 1oz Cruzan Mango
  • 1oz Captain Morgan Spiced
  • 1oz Vitality Lemonade
  • 2oz Vitality Mango
  • 2 mint leaves
  • 1 1/4oz Simple Syrup.

"Fresh Italian" recipe

  • 1 1/4oz Cruzan Vanilla
  • 1 1/4oz Aperol
  • 1/4oz Orange Juice
  • 1/2oz Vitality Lemonade mix
  • 1/2oz Simple Syrup.

"Mango Colada" recipe

  • 5oz Bacardi 151 Rum
  • 1 package frozen Mango mix
  • 1 package frozen Pina Colada mix
  • mix the pina colada with 2,5oz rum and ice, then set aside. Mix the mango with 2,5oz rum and ice; while frozen, add the pina colada mix into a cocktail glass, then the mango on top, (separated), and garnish with cherry and pineapple wedge; serve with a straw.

"Mocha Chocolate Getaway" recipe

  • 3/4oz Dark Rum
  • 3/4oz Irish Cream
  • 1/4oz Kahlua
  • 1/4 Butescotch Schnapps
  • 2 1/2oz Ice Cream mix
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • line the inside of a glass with the chocolate syrup; combine in blender all the ingredients and blend with ice, till smooth; top with whipped Irish cream and cherry.

Carnival cruise drink recipes - Martinis with Vodka

Note: All listed below beverages are with Finlandia Vodka.

"Berry Melody"

  • 2oz Fin Cranberry
  • 3/4oz Triple Sec
  • 1oz Monin Strawberry Syrup
  • 1/2oz Lemonade mix
  • garnish - orange slice.

"Pomegranate Breeze"

  • 2oz Finlandia
  • 3/4oz Monin Pomegranate Syrup
  • 3/4oz Lemonade mix
  • 1 1/2oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1/4oz Simple Syrup
  • garnish - lime & cherry.


  • 2oz Fin Mango
  • 1/2oz Triple Sec
  • 1oz Mango Puree
  • 1oz Lemonade mix
  • 1 Lime Wedge (squeezed)
  • garnish - lime.

"Jack Julep"

  • 2oz Jack Daniels
  • 1oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2oz Lemonade mix
  • 1/2oz Simple Syrup6-8 mint leaves
  • garnish - mint leaf.

"Florida Squeeze"

  • 2oz Fin Grapefruit
  • 3/4oz Apple Pucker
  • 3/4oz Lemonade mix
  • 1/2oz Simple Syrup
  • 1oz Orange Juice
  • garnish - cherry.

"Melon Crush"

  • 2oz Finlandia
  • 1 1/4oz Monin Watermelon Syrup
  • 3/4oz Lemonade mix
  • 1/2oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1 lime wedge (squeezed)
  • garnish - lime.

"Spicy Chipote"

  • 2oz Finlandia
  • 1oz Monin Chipotle Pineapple Syrup
  • 1oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2oz Simple Syrup6-8 mint leaves
  • garnish - mint leaf.

the Carnival's "Classic Cosmo"

  • 2oz Finlandia
  • 1oz Triple Sec
  • 1oz Lemonade mix
  • 1/2oz Cranberry Juice
  • garnish - lime.

For related information, you can check our articles about Carnival drink prices and the Carnival cruise information hub.