Poolside Drinks for Summer
June 18, 2018
Summertime is, in our opinion, the best time to try out new cocktails. There’s really nothing better than a cold beverage by the pool, and acting as your own bartender is always a good time. Here are some light, refreshing cocktail recipes to try out this summer.
Vodka Mint Lemonade
This vodka mint lemonade is pretty enough to serve at a garden party, but light and tasty enough to drink allllll day long by the pool (*cue sunglasses smiley face emoji*).
2 cups vodka (we love Tito’s or Stoli)
4 cups lemonade
½ cup sliced strawberries
Combine the vodka, lemonade, half of the strawberries, and half of the mint leaves in a mixing bowl. Muddle until the fruit is slightly mashed. Fill a mason jar or high ball glass with ice. Add the rest of the mint and berries to the glass, then pour in the vodka lemonade mixture over the ice. Garnish with a slice of lime. Enjoy!
The islands will be calling your name with this one. A combination of fizzy, sweet, and tropical- it’s the ultimate poolside beverage.
1 oz coconut rum
2 oz pineapple juice
Pinapple and/or cherry garnish
Per mimosa: add one ounce of coconut rum and two ounces pineapple juice to a champagne glass. Top with champagne and garnish with pineapple and/or cherry.
To make a pitcher: add 1 cup coconut rum, 2 cups pineapple juice, and an entire 750mL bottle of champagne or prosecco to a pitcher. Add pineapple slices and/or cherries to the pitcher or glasses for garnish.
Grilled Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita
This recipe might be the most complex one we’ve done yet- but trust us when we say it’s WORTH IT. If you’ve never had a drink with grilled pineapple, just hold on to your bikini because this one will rock your world. There are a few steps to do, so bear with us.
1.5 oz Jalapeno infused tequila – super simple to make. Just slice up a pepper, throw it in a jar with tequila, and let it steep for 12 to 24 hours. The longer it sits, the spicier it will be.
2 slices of Grilled pineapple, completely cooled – you can definitely cheat and use a grill pan if you don’t want to fire up the grill
½ oz triple sec
3 tbsp lime juice
agave to taste
¾ cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract – secret ingredient!!
After infusing the tequila and grilling the pineapple, add those and the rest of the ingredients except the ice to a blender. Blend until smooth. Strain to remove the pulp from the pineapple. Pour over ice and garnish with lime or extra grilled pineapple.