Poolside Drink Recipes

June 24th, 2022 by

Poolside Drinks Ideas

Maybe it’s a pool party in the mid-day heat, an intimate dinner party with friends, or a romantic night planned by the pool – whatever your life calls for, we’ve got your beverage ideas covered, making your days, and nights at your pool more memorable.

Here are some trending recipes for delicious and refreshing summertime cocktails and mocktails that will earn you a reputation as a master mixologist.

poolside date night mai tai

Mai Tai

This tropical drink can be made anytime, especially in your own personal pool paradise!


1 oz. light rum
1/2 oz. crème de almond
1/2 oz. triple sec
sweet and sour mix
pineapple juice
1/2 oz. dark rum


Into a Collins glass pour light rum, crème de almond, and triple sec. Nearly fill with equal parts of pineapple juice and sweet and sour mix. Add dark rum and serve immediately, unstirred, with a straw.

Classic Shirley Temple

This famous, refreshing drink is making it’s comeback!


1/3 cup ginger ale or citrus soda
1.5 tbsp. of grenadine syrup
1 maraschino cherry for garnish

** add 2 oz. of vodka for the cocktail version


Into a highball glass over ice, combine ingredients and use the cherry as garnish.

cucumber margarita by the pool

Cucumber Margarita

Crisp and refreshing, this new take on the classic is tasty and easy to make.


Salt, for rimming the glass
2 1/2 oz. cucumber-infused tequila
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar brought to a boil, stirred, then cooled)
1 cucumber slice, for garnish


Wet the rim of an old-fashioned or margarita glass, dip it in salt and let stand until dry. Fill the glass and a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the cucumber-infused tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup and shake until well chilled. Strain the cocktail into the rimmed glass and garnish with the cucumber slice.

Water Lilies

This light cocktail is a great addition to any get-together!


1.5 oz. vodka
.5 oz. raspberry syrup
.5 oz St. Germain liqueur
.5 oz. lime juice
1.5 oz. sparkling wine


Stir all ingredients with ice, and strain into a wine glass. Garnish with frozen raspberries or basil leaves.


This fruity mixture is the perfect beverage for anyone to enjoy


2 tbsp. lemon juice and 2 tbsp. orange juice
2 tbsp. pineapple juice
1/2 tbsp. grenadine
1/4 cup ginger ale or club soda
pineapple or orange slices for garnish


Shake all ingredients in an ice filled shaker, pour over fresh ice in a highball glass, garnish with orange or pineapple slices.

Simply Superb Sipping
There is probably no better way to spend the summer than sitting by your backyard swimming pool with a cool, refreshing libation in hand. We wish you many opportunities to do exactly that. Cheers!

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