Summer is here and the weather is heating up! If you’re lucky enough to have a pool or even have a friend with a pool, you are going to have a great summer. What is a pool day without some cocktails? I can see it now. An ice-cold pool filled with floats of all different shapes, colors, and sizes. A cute bikini, some good music, even better friends, and one of these drinks in your hand.
Even if you don’t have a pool, lay outside in a bathing suit with one or two of these drinks and have someone spray you with a hose every so often. After a few of these drinks, you won’t know the difference anyway!
Here are some drink recipes to whip up and enjoy poolside!
1. Watermelon Margaritas
The fruit of the summer is obviously the watermelon. So imagine watermelon mixed in a blender with some ice and tequila, she is truly unstoppable. Enjoy watermelon season while it’s still here, and get a nice buzz while you’re doing it! This drink recipe is quick, easy, and delicious! Give it a try the next time you’re laying out by the pool.
2. Raspberry Lemonade
Nothing pairs better with a hot summer day than an ice-cold glass of lemonade. Add some excitement to your glass by adding some raspberry flavor and some extra fun! This recipe that I am referencing doesn’t include alcohol. But when I make it, I like to follow the recipe and then add about 2-3 shots of Pink Whitney into the mixture!
3. Pool Party Punch
A very appropriate drink recipe for this list. This another lemonade themed drink, so it’s perfect for a day by the pool. I mean, duh, it’s in the name! Not only is it fun to drink, its even more fun to look at! Its blue color is eye-catching and will have you confused as to what’s the pool and what is your drink! The blue color comes from the blue curacao liqueur. Yum! Try this one out ar your next pool party and you are guaranteed an invite to everyone’s pool all summer!
4. Piña Colada Sangria
A beautiful mixture of pineapple juice, chopped pineapple, maraschino cherries, white wine, and coconut rum. Such a tropical and fun drink recipe that literally takes less than 5 minutes to prepare! Make a whole pitcher of this one and keep it close by as you enjoy the pool! Imagine the two most summery drinks, Sangria and Piña Colada getting married and starting a beautiful family. That’s exactly what this is.
5. Hippie Juice
This is my all-time favorite poolside drink recipe. Hippie juice is an incredible mixture of Watermelon vodka, Triple Sec, Malibu, powder pink lemonade mix, water, and freshly chopped strawberries. This sweet cocktail will surely have you as mellowed out as a hippie in no time! Such a fun and refreshing flavor combination for a hot day. Serve it in a mason jar if you want to feel really retro!
6. Salty Dog
This drink will send you to a tropical island somewhere far away from work and COVID-19 and any stress you’ve ever encountered. It definitely has magical powers to do that. For this one, you’ll need grapefruit juice, lemon-lime soda, salt, vodka, and something cute for a garnish. So simple, yet so satisfying on a hot day! Salty Dog is pink and so cute for fun pool pictures! No drinking and swimming! We don’t need any accidents.
7. Bikini Martini
A drink to compliment your bikini? Sure. The Bikini Martini is the cutest, most delicious summertime drink that you’ll make for the entire season. For this recipe, you will need coconut rum, vodka, pineapple juice, lemonade, grenadine, ice, and cherries to garnish! It tastes even better than you think it does! Something this good could become incredibly dangerous very fast. Make sure there is a lifeguard on duty!
8. Mermaid Water
This drink recipe will make you feel one with the waves. Not only will you be floating in the pool, but your brain will be floating around in your head after a few of these! Mermaid Water consists of Captain Morgan, Malibu spiced rum, pineapple juice, Blue Curacao, and fresh-squeezed lime juice. This drink is literally perfect for getting enough courage to ask your friends if they want to play mermaids in the pool. You know you all want to, you just don’t want to be the first one to ask!
9. Tropical Strawberry Lemonade Party Punch
Strawberry lemonade is a drink from the gods on its own, imagine it with a tropical twist?! Incredible. This awesome recipe consists of lemonade, tropical punch Kool-Aid, Sprite, pineapple juice, orange juice, strawberries, light rum, coconut rum, peach and pineapple Schnapps, Triple Sec, and ice. This one has a bit of everything, but it’s totally worth the prep! make this one in a pitcher, too. It’ll go fast!
10. Orange Dirty Shirly
I am SO excited to try this one. Shirley Temples are my favorite drink of all time. I am a 22-year-old woman and I still order them out restaurants. When I discovered there was an alcoholic version of a Shirley Temple, I just about lost my mind. And now they want to add orange?! I am IN. This is going to be my poolside drink of the summer, I can feel it in my bones already. This heavenly concoction consists of orange vodka, sprite, and grenadine. That’s literally it. Super easy and inexpensive!